A very early sheraton wheel barometer signed Lione Somalvico & Co 125 Holborn Hill, London, circa 1805
This 8 inch wheel barometer is in fine condition after being sympathetically restored by A W Firth Restorations of Derbyshire.
Both the thermometer and brass silvered dial have been re-silvered.
Sawn cut mahogany veneered case with cont shell inlays either side of arched thermometer scale or box.
Floral inlays to the top and bottom of the case, surrounded with fine boxwood an ebony stringing.
Original cast brass bezel surmounts finely engraved silvered 8 inch dial with decorative star centre.
Barometer reads with a fine, blued steel hand with decorative brass setting hand to centre of glass.
Alcohol thermometer measuring 12 inches high with finely engraved silvered scale.
Architectural top with solid brass finial.
Three telling features make this barometer earlier than some of the sheraton style counterparts:-
The main one is that the barometer has small shoulders to the top underneath the architectural moulding.
Another is the fact that the grain runs horizontal on the sides of the case.
Lastly, the cast brass bezel sits very tight to the edge of the case.
Barometer fitted with clean mercury and is in full working order.
All things considered, makes this barometer of superb quality.
Total Height :- 40 inches
Width (at widest point):- 9 3/4 inches
Depth (at widest point):- 2 1/4 inches (case 1.5 inches)
Please note wheel barometers cannot be transported easily due to many reasons, the main one being that pockets of air could get trapped in the tube disrupting the vacuum which leads to the barometer not working satisfactorily.Delivery can be made within a 50 mile radius of an SK14 postcode for a fee of £50.00. Collection is also very welcome.
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