A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED TURTLESHELL AND BRASS INLAID EBONY BOULLE MARQUETRY THERMOMETER AND BAROMETER SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED TURTLESHELL AND BRASS INLAID EBONY BOULLE MARQUETRY THERMOMETER AND BAROMETER SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED TURTLESHELL AND BRASS INLAID EBONY BOULLE MARQUETRY THERMOMETER AND BAROMETER SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
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Property from a Private European Collection

A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED TURTLESHELL AND BRASS INLAID EBONY BOULLE MARQUETRY THERMOMETER AND BAROMETER SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 7,000 - 8,000 GBP

Property from a Private European Collection

A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED TURTLESHELL AND BRASS INLAID EBONY BOULLE MARQUETRY THERMOMETER AND BAROMETER SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 7,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Sold:8,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private European Collection

A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED TURTLESHELL AND BRASS INLAID EBONY BOULLE MARQUETRY THERMOMETER AND BAROMETER SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY


one stamped L. DELAITRE, each with a cresting surmounted by opposing winged cherubs flanking a globe, the elongated rectangular case with an inset engraved dial and central tube, above a stylised scallopshell within an engraved border of scrolls and bellflowers with a foliate finial, restorations

each 110cm. high., 15cm. wide; 2ft. 9¼in., 5¾in.

Condition Report

In overall very good restored condition. The gilt-bronze in overall good condition, minor old marks and scratches consistent with age and use, one are to the top right with a variation in colour as visible in the photograph in the catalogue. There is some very minor damage to the turtleshell veneer on the thermometer. Fittings with machine-made threads.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Saleroom Notice

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Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

The marchand-mercier Claude-Francois Julliot is known to have kept a barometer and a thermometer of almost identical model in his stock: '663 - un baromètre et un thermomètre fond d'écaille rouge à bande de cuivre lisse sur laquelle les degrés sont tracés; garnis d'un cadre à groupe d'enfants du haut et à culot à rinceau par bas...'


A related barometer, previously in the collection of M. and Mme. Henri Rabeau, was sold Sotheby's Monaco, June 17-18, 1989, lot 846, and a pair of similar barometer-thermometer from the Collection of Lily and Edmond J. Safra was sold Sotheby's New York, 20-21 October 2011, lot 982 Christie's London, 9 December 1993, lot 31.

STYLE: Private Collections
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