Mahogany Wheel Barometer by Baserga of Preston
A fine mahogany wheel barometer with a rare centrally positioned Hygrometer.
The main silvered brass dial is 8" in diameter and is calibrated from 28" to 31", engraved with typical weather indications and enclosed within a glazed concave brass bezel. The thermometer scale is calibrated from 20º to 90º Fahrenheit. The hygrometer can be found to the centre of the case below the thermometer which is a very unusual and rare position. The cabinet work is of the highest quality with excellent proportions and features ebony and boxwood edge inlay. The top of the barometer terminates with a broken architectural top and a central brass finial.
Note: A. Baserga was working in Preston between 1810-1830. This is an unusual example due to the centrally positioned Hygrometer.
Price: £1,550 / C.1820