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18th Century French Gilt Barometer

18th Century French Gilt Barometer

Code: 12137


W: 48cm (18.9")H: 84cm (33.1")D: 5cm (2")

£825.00 Approx $1044.3, €964.91

A rare example of an 18th century barometer signed Salon Reaumur , carved with laurel leaves, wheat husks & birds with a gilt finish. Some historic wear & tear but a rare item nonetheless.

Reaumur was the inventer of the temperature scale for which the melting & boiling points of water were zero & 80 degrees respectively & in common use across Europe until the late 1800's.