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Georgian mahogany mercurial 'four dial' banjo barometer with unusual veneer.

A very attractive and original straight grain barometer

Stock No:   14333

The banjo style mahogany case has a broken swan neck pediment with central brass urn, a top hygrometer above a long and slender mercurial thermometer with a well engraved silvered scale and within a removable glass fronted box. Above the main 10" diameter silvered dial with brass setting hand, blued steel 'arrowhead' reading hand, cast brass 'Sheraton' bezel and high dome glass. Having an ivory setting knob and terminating in the silvered maker's dial bearing "Tognelli & Co. Plymouth" and also "WARRANTED". The straight grain case of pleasing proportions and colour having a rounded bottom and edged throughout with boxwood-within-ebony stringing.

* The unusual mahogany used on this barometer is very attractive and could easily be mistaken for satinwood. It gives the appearance of plainness which is preferred by so many. The case maker went to considerable trouble in selecting the veneers for their grain and colour.

Dimensions:                         42" high x 12 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" deep including the high dome glass.

Circa:                                   1830.

Condition:                             Excellent.

Price:                                    £1,450.00.

Investment forecast:             5  (the value is expected to rise by 50% over a 10 year period).

Rare mahogany mercurial banjo barometer.
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