An Antique Barometer and Thermometer

An Antique Barometer and Thermometer

1875 France

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A Very Fine Barometer and Thermometer after the model by André-Charles Boulle By Henry Dasson

Constructed in première-partie Boulle marquetry of tortoiseshell and brass, with gilt metal accents; the shaft incorporates the thermometer, with calibrations following the original échelle de Florence scale, widely used before the introduction of the Reaumur and subsequently, the Celsius scale, and surmounted by a flambeaux urn; the mercuric barometer, functioning under atmospheric pressure, delineates ‘Pluvieux’, ‘Changeant’ and ‘Beau-Temps’, painted in shaped enamel plaques, set on a cast bronze ground about a steel dial, engraved with foliates, and the legends ‘Sud’ ‘Est’ and ‘Sud Est’. and the name’ Carcany’, a Parisian barometer maker, working in the Rue du Faubourg St.Antoine. Stamped to the back with maker’s name, ‘Henry Dasson’.
French, Circa 1875

Dimensions: H: 45 in / 114 cm W: 11 in / 28 cm

Two very similar Boulle barometer-thermometers, of the period, may be seen in London; one, in the Jones Collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the other in the Wallace Collection, having been purchased by the 4th Marquess of Hertford prior to 1865.
Henry Dasson (1825-1896) established at 106 Rue Vielle du-Temple, was one of the most celebrated Parisien bronzier ébénistes. His work is renowned for the fine quality of the metalwork, utilising the designs of the ancien regime, and adapting them to conform with the needs of the times. He participated at the Expositions Universelles in 1878 and 1889 and examples of his work were purchased by the English Royal Family.
Height 114.00 cm (44.88 inches)
Width 28.00 cm (11.02 inches)
Depth 9.50 cm (3.74 inches)
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Boulle, tortoiseshell, brass, gilt metal,

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