5 April 2001
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY BAROMETER
By S. Tagliabue
Inlaid with feather-banding overall, the broken pedement with urn- finial above the rectangular glazed case enclosing a thermometer and a barometer on an engraved metal plate, inscribed 'S Tagliabue/No 242 Holborn/London', above a long body terminating in a circular moulded and domed base
39½ in. (100 cm.) high; 5½ in. (14 cm.) wide; 2 in. (5 cm.) deep
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There are about twenty recorded late 18th and 19th Century barometer makers named Tagliabue, almost all of them were located around Holborn (N. Goodison, English Barometers 1680-1860, London, 1968, pp. 330-331).
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