This barometer is attributed to Andr-Charles Boulle by J.N. Renfort in his essay on Boulle and his workshop (Andr-Charles Boulle: die Bronzearbeiten und seine Werkstatt im Louvre, Vergoldete Bronzen, op cit. pp 459-520). One of six different models attributed to Boulle and described as barometre gaine et campane, only one other example is known, albeit shorter in height, in the Muse National des Techniques, Paris (Inv. No. CNAM 5612).
Although very little documentation exists for Boulle's output of barometers, the attribution of various models to him can be substantiated by stylistic similarities with his clock production. They appear in numerous 18th-century sale catalogues but unfortunately the descriptions are too imprecise to allow any firm identification. In 1715, at the time of Boulle's dlaissement, five barometers were at various stages of production in his workshop. The 1732 inventory details parts for five barometers.