This well-carved French aneroid barometer and thermometer is from the late 1700’s. The gilded scientific instrument is a beautiful example of a period Louis XVI piece.
The top of the apparatus is adorned with a large crinkled ribbon. A repeating husk motif emanates from the base of the ribbon and extends down the vertical section that houses the thermometer. The husk continues along the upper portion of the lower circular section where the barometer resides. The base of the barometer is enveloped by a large curled acanthus leaf.
In their time, barometers were technological wonders and usually owned by wealthy families. Over time, barometers began to be viewed as works of art and could be found in middle class homes throughout Europe. Today, this late 18th century gilded French barometer and thermometer will bring a touch of elegance to any wall.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with only minor wear to gilding. Please note, this should be considered a decorative piece and cannot be used to measure air pressure