Stock No.

Exhibit No.32


41 inches (1042 mm)


The arched hood, surmounted by three pedestals with lacquered gilt-brass ball finials, and supported by walnut Solomonic columns with integral water-gilt capitals and bases flanking the glass tube and registers. The trunk with burr walnut veneers bordered by cross-grain side mouldings leading down to symmetrical shaped supports in detailed scroll marquetry with opposing dolphins. The turned removable cistern cover, allowing access to the leather based cistern, fitted with an adjustable brass screw-knob for setting and parking the mercury.


The slot adjusting silvered register dials with wheatear borders, calibrated 28-31 and engraved with the various weather conditions, the left-hand referring to Summer and the right-hand to Winter. The friction fit brass recording index sliding up-and-down, and mounted on the Winter register.


Anthony Woodburn, 1996, sold for £12,500;
John C Taylor collection, inventory no.4003

Comparative Literature

Goodison, English Barometers and their Makers 1680-1860, 1977, p.206-221;
Banfield, Barometers, Stick or Cistern Tube, 1985, p.18-25