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PROPERTY OF A LADY

A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED, PEWTER-INLAID EBONY, EBONIZED AND MAHOGANY THERMOMETER AND BAROMETER
the barometer dated 1780 and stamped M. Carlin, the thermometer dated 1781, both signed MAGNY
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
190

PROPERTY OF A LADY

A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED, PEWTER-INLAID EBONY, EBONIZED AND MAHOGANY THERMOMETER AND BAROMETER
the barometer dated 1780 and stamped M. Carlin, the thermometer dated 1781, both signed MAGNY
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED, PEWTER-INLAID EBONY, EBONIZED AND MAHOGANY THERMOMETER AND BAROMETER
the barometer dated 1780 and stamped M. Carlin, the thermometer dated 1781, both signed MAGNY
Martin Carlin (1730-1785), maître in 1766
height 47 in.; width 8 3/4 in.
119.5 cm; 22.5 cm
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Catalogue Note

A protégé of the Duc de Chaulnes, Alexis Magny (1712-1807) was one of the most versatile and respected scientists and mechanical engineers of the Louis XV and Louis XVI periods. Besides scientific instruments such as thermometers, barometers and microscopes, he also worked as a clock maker. After presenting his work to the Royal Academy of Sciences in 1734, he became increasingly popular with members of the court and the high aristocracy who were interested in science. His most famous work is a tilting microscope, now preserved in the collection of the Château de Versailles, that he presented to Stanislaw Leszczynski, father-in-law of Louis XV, in 1751.

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