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The top of the case has a full depth, swan neck pediment with turned wood paterae. The veneers to the trunk are of delicately figured mahogany with fine chamfer moulded edges and the original boldly turned urn cistern cover is also of finely figured mahogany, a rare feature. The silvered register plate, signed as above by the maker, is engraved from 27 inches to 31 inches and carries seven states of the weather. Below the swan neck top there is a most unusual hygrometer dial with a turned wood adjusting wheel to the right.
Date: circa 1790
Height: 40 in (102 cm)
* William Fraser, circa 1720 to 1815, of Ferguson’s Head, 3 New Bond Street was mathematical instrument maker to both George III and the Prince of Wales. From 1799 he was in partnership with his son. His barometers were of the highest quality and mostly of unusual design.
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