1 July 2005
A William IV rosewood wheel barometer with timepiece
Lewis Martinelli, London. Circa 1835
The case with swan neck pediment and banded with kingwood within ebony and boxwood stringing, with hygrometer above bayonet-fixed mercury thermometer with bow-front glass, with convex brass bezel and glass to 6 in. diameter silvered Roman dial, with eight day single chain fusee movement with anchor escapement, blued steel moon hands, convex brass bezel and glass to 12 in. diameter silvered dial engraved to the centre with a terrestrial map, signed L. MARTINELLI & CO./62 King Street/BOROUGH, with spirit level below
50¼in. (127.5cm.) high
Sotheby's London, Good Clocks, Watches and Barometers, 1 October 1998, lot 330.
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Lewis Martinelli occupied premises at 62 King Street, Borough, London, between 1834 and 1846.
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