• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 1138

    A LOUIS XVI CARVED IVORY HYGROMETER IN A STAINED MAHOGANY FRAME

    DATED 1772

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI CARVED IVORY HYGROMETER IN A STAINED MAHOGANY FRAME
    DATED 1772
    THE ENGRAVED SCALE PLATE SURMOUNTED BY A FEMALE PORTRAIT MEDALLION, FLANKED BY FINELY CARVED AND PIERCED COLUMNS, ABOVE A PAGODA ON A PLINTH BASE INSCRIBED YGROMETRE SUIVANT MR. DE REAMUR A DIC 12[?] 1772, IN A CARVED GILTWOOD FRAME MOUNTED IN A LATER STAINED MAHOGANY SHOWCASE, MINOR DAMAGES
    24 CM. HIGH (THE HYGROMETER)
    TOGETHER WITH A LOUIS XVI-STYLE AND LOUIS XV-STYLE THERMOMETER, EACH WITH POLYCHROME DECORATED SCALE, BOTH IN A CARVED GILTWOOD FRAME, 19TH CENTURY- 32 CM. HIGH AND 28 CM. HIGH (3)


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