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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Tunbridge Ware obelisk thermometer. Circa 1900."
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
All the different coloured tesserae are made from naturally coloured woods of which there were around 140 all of these were taken from not only various woods but also the cuts of the timber. One of the most prized hues was a green, which originated from a fallen oak branch that developed a fungal infection. By way of highlighting this scarcity there appear to be only six pieces of these tiny pieces set into the side parquetry panels.
|Height||20.00 cm||(7.87 inches)|
|Width||6.50 cm||(2.56 inches)|
|Depth||6.50 cm||(2.56 inches)|