This item is a fantastic HAND CARVED BLACK FOREST BAROMETER.
It is a fabulous piece of Black Forest carving with exceptional detail and a myriad of subjects. The carvings include a boars head, a game bird, a rabbit and a hunter scene at the bottom.
The barometer measures 7" and features an open escapement and a paper dial inscribed in Dutch. It was made for Gebrs. P.H. Caminada, The Hague. This, presumably, is the name of a retailer. It was a common practice for Black Forest carvers to make items custom ordered by retailers all over Europe.
Overall, the barometer measures 24"H and 19" wide.
It is in excellent condition with lovely color and patina.
Black Forest Barometer