The construction is quite remarkable as is the quality of the carvings which are truly exceptional. The silvered and engraved scales are signed J Braund , London who is unrecorded as a barometer maker but John Braund was an eminent designer for important houses and palaces who drew many exhibits at the Grand Exhibitions in London and Paris and published these prints in , what is now , a reference book.Due to its immense quality it would tend to suggest that it was made for Mr Braund on behalf of a very important and wealthy customer. The overall style is of an instrument from the early 1700s and has carved cherubs and swags.
It is a dark reddish colour similar to walnut/mahogany and is in the most remarkable condition and has no damage or losses whatsoever save a shrinkage crack at the bottom of the door. For such an object I would describe the condition as virtually perfect. It is 50 inches in length, 6 1/2 accross the top and 3 1/4 inches at the centre The scales have not been re-silvered but this can be done at the buyers request.Personally I prefer originality but it is the buyers choice. The instrument will be delivered and set up if the full asking price in full.
Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "MAGNIFICENT CARVED STICK BAROMETER J Braund, London" is in sale since Monday, July 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Clocks\Other Antique Clocks\Pre-1900". The seller is "clockbuster" and is located in Sheffield. This item can be shipped worldwide.