For sale, a William IV period five dial mahogany wheel barometer by Joseph Cetti & Co, 25 Red Lion Street, Holborn, London. This early example of a five dial barometer is a style gained most popularity during the 1840s and took over from the four dial barometer with the inclusion of a convex mirror with reeded and ebonised surround much like the earlier and much larger Regency convex wall mirrors. As a result, the thermometer case was shorter than its predecessor in order to incorporate the mirror. This barometer has a mahogany veneered case with surrounding satinwood inlay and in addition to the mirror and silvered thermometer, it has a spirit level engraved with Cetti & Co, 25 Red Lion Street, Holborn, a ten inch silvered and engraved dial with 28 to 31 inches of atmospheric pressure to the scale and a hygrometer to the head below the swan neck pediment. The dial is enclosed with a brass bezel complete with original convex glass front.
Joseph Cetti & Co were prolific manufacturers of barometers during the early nineteenth century and traded from three different addresses between 1802 and 1839. The 25 Red Lion Street address was their final place of business where they traded from 1816 1839. Given the style of this barometer, it would have been manufactured towards the end of their career although it is an early example of the five dial form. Please call me on 07815 046645 to discuss carriage, condition or for any other queries, alternatively, you can also message me and I will endeavour to come back to you as soon as possible.
I have a number of beautiful antiques for sale, so please feel free to browse my other items. The item "WILLIAM IV FIVE DIAL MAHOGANY WHEEL BAROMETER BY CETTI & CO OF HOLBORN LONDON" is in sale since Friday, April 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "jason750_1" and is located in newbury, Berkshire.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.