Louis XVI Gilt Wood Barometer and Thermometer
A stunning find! Beautiful gold gilt 19th century barometer found in a lovely shop on my trip to Belgium. This 18th century French weather instrument was obviously made to last, as its mercury-filled glass thermometer is still in working order. Wonderfully ornate, carved and gilded wood frame; all original, with a lustrous metallic golden glow now showing a lovely reddish patina. Dates from about 1790. 37" H x 11" W x 3.5" D.