Empire Revival Barometer and Thermometer

  • This combination barometer and thermometer was made by Bodson of Paris
  • A wonderful example of Empire Revival design, the lyre-form frame is crafted of mahogany and ormolu
  • The mercury thermometer measures temperature using the Réaumur scale
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Item No. 30-4907

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This exceptional French barometer and thermometer is both a work of beauty and scientific accuracy. Designed in the Empire taste, the barometer and thermometer are mounted in a beautiful lyre-form mahogany frame accentuated by exquisitely detailed ormolu mounts. The 7 1/2" enameled dial allows for easy reading of current barometric pressure. The mercury thermometer above utilizes the Réaumur scale of measurement, which was invented by French scientist René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur circa 1730. Even after the celsius scale was adopted by France in 1790, the "Réaumur" was used in various parts of Europe until the mid-19th century, and today, is used widely in cheese production and in the Netherlands for candymaking. 

The barometer dial is signed "Bodson à Paris" and the thermometer is marked "Thermomètre selon Réaumur"

Circa 1850

12 1/8" wide x 36 5/8" high 
Empire Revival Barometer and Thermometer
Period: 19th Century
Origin: France
Type: Meteorological Instruments
Depth: 1.88
Width: 12.13
Height: 36.63

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