I just love watching movies, don't we all! Unfortunately, a lot of times I catch myself paying more attention to the settings rather than the plots. The interior decor and especially do so when watching a movie set in the 1700-1800s. All of the beautiful decorative items they use as props, we've even had a studio or two ask us about sending pieces out on approval to use in sets. In any event, you nearly always see a great old barometer hanging on the wall and this week we're adding eight great old Victorian to Edwardian pieces. This one impressive, French as the barometer dial text would indicate and hand carved in the Black Forest style with reticulated or pierced vines & foliage. A brass framed aneroid barometer on the lower end, the paper dial with French text so it could be French or possible even Swiss. The original centigrade thermometer is intact and mounted on an enamel on copper panel. Of course, we really don't have time to test the accuracy (and the weather here in Southern California is pretty much the same everyday) but they always make simply fabulous decorative accents and, with the myriad of sources for the weather, not many of us would be checking these to determine how our day is going to be :).
Very good condition. One flaw with this piece is that there is a small chip and two hairline cracks to the enamel thermometer plaque. There is also a glue repaired break to a leaf & vine segment on the lower left side (see pictures). Possible a small chip or two but, as you can see, the piece is in overall wonderful shape. See pictures for all measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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