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The trunk, unusually, herringbone-veneered in kingwood and banded in ebony, with exposed barometer tube terminating within original mahogany hemispherical cistern cover.
Blunt was a highly respected optical and mathematical instrument maker, who worked from premises in Cornhill and Minories from 1760 until his death in 1822. Apprenticed to the eminent Edward Nairne, he achieved many notable accomplishments including the Royal Warrant from George III.