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Considerable restorations but a typical wheel barometer. Dimensions 10" x 38 ½" Ref: 1519 SOLD A traditional 8” dial dark mahogany veneered wheel barometer with shell & flower inlays, black & white stringing to edge of case, architectural pediment surmounted with original turned ball finial, long faded spirit filled thermometer, 8” dial inscribed ‘G Bartolla & Co.
Oxford’ and ‘Warranted’ with bone set key below (replaced).
John Braham was working between 18 and this barometer is probably towards the later period of his work. SOLD A Georgian shell & flower inlaid wheel barometer inscribed 'Leon & Co, 14 Brooks Street, Holborn' with spirit filled thermometer tube (replaced) on a hand engraved silvered thermometer scale and hand engraved dial, both scales re-silvered.
It is of the type of quality of the early Victorian wheel barometers, the engraved dial with wide open divisions and simple decorative cartouche to the middle.