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18th Century Louis XVI Barometer and Thermometer

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Late 18th century Louis XVI barometer and thermometer. The giltwood case is ornamented with flowery basket and foliage. The dial marked with ink on paper, allows reading of current barometric pressure. It is flanked by cornucopias and draperies. The mercury thermometer underneath measures temperature using the Réaumur scale, which was invented by French scientist René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683-1757) circa 1730. The Réaumur scale was used in France until 1790, when the Celsius scale was adopted, circa 1780 Dimensions: W 15.7 in, D 2.8in, H 40.2in. Dimensions: L 40cm, P 7cm, H 102cm.

Details

  • Condition Details
    In overall good condition, with few small scratches and nicks in the wood. The mechanism of the barometer present in the back is new.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 40.16 in. x W 15.75 in. x D 2.76 in.H 102 cm x W 40 cm x D 7 cm
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Seller Reference Number
    2657
  • Reference Number
    LU2065317427342
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