Louis XVI Period Giltwood Barometer from France, 1774-1793

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This rare barometer is known as a Selon de Torricelli and dates to the late 18th century. This name refers to the mechanism invented by Italian physicist Evangelista Torricelli over 100 years earlier. It is giltwood with motifs of the laurel leaf surrounding the musical instruments at the top. There are more laurel leaves at the sides and bottom. The molding that frames the glass has linear beading and rais-de-cœur motifs.

Signed, Par Binda de Lyon. Errard a Barleduc.

Details

  • Of the Period
    Louis XVI
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 1700s
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    34.5 in. H x 20 in. W x 2.5 in. D
    88 cm H x 51 cm W x 6 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU90638506223
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