Spectacular hand carved casement for an aneroid barometer, this one has a large-antlered stag or male deer at the crest, and a hunting dog's head mounted at the bottom. Sides are mounted with 2 nicely carved animals, a fox and a dog, and a pair of doves at the bottom. Additionally, the crossed guns, powder horn, and even long slender grassland fronds and leaves are unbroken. This one is in excellent condition, truly. The pointed ears on the stag are not even chipped, but those huge carved wood antlers are still there. They remove and will be boxed carefully for shipment so they aren't broken, and they fit into holes with peg-end so simple to re-install. One of the finest ones we've had in a long time, and perfect for your ski lodge, cabin, or English Country Manor decor, or even French Country home. The work that's gone into this elaborately carved barometer is truly amazing.
Very good condition for age and type. I've noted a few imperfections in the paragraph above, to include ears on the stag being chipped; one antler has been broken cleanly and repaired. The dog and stag each have realistic anatomical detail. The guns and powder horn and, well, all of it remains as close to excellent as any we've ever had. The stain on this one is very dark as you can see. It seems likely there are a couple of small chips, but I've yet to find them. Look it over very carefully. Acorns and oak leaves round out the design and enrich it. The barometer is working and the thermometer is undamaged. It is 33" tall. The case is 14" widest and is 7" in depth at the stag head. Both the stag head and his antlers remove easily for safer shipping, too.
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