• The Sunday Sale - Property fro auction at Christies

    Sale 5974

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Academy of Medical Sciences, removed from 41 Portland Place, W1 and The Robert Harling Collection

    13 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 46

    A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY BOW-FRONTED STICK BAROMETER

    J. SMITH, LONDON. THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY BOW-FRONTED STICK BAROMETER
    J. SMITH, LONDON. THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The engraved and silvered register plate with Vernier scale and signed 'J. Smith Royal exchange/LONDON', turned ivory setting key to the trunk, later cistern cover; mercury tube removed
    39½ in. (100 cm.) high


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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Supplied by Green & Abbott Ltd., Wigmore Street, London 31 December 1950 for £16 16.