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Rosewood Wheel Barometer

Auction:
2880B
Lot:
441
Sold for:
$461$375

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2880B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Rosewood Wheel Barometer, Benjamin Pike, New York, 19th century, with scrolled cresting, engraved silvered dials showing humidity, temperature, and barometric pressure with convex mirror and lower panel with level engraved with maker's name "B. Pike and Sons, Broadway, New York," ht. 39 1/2 in.
Estimate $700-900

Scrolls at top repaired, plinth replaced, left side molding at top replaced, shrinkage crack in upper portion of case above thermometer and humidity dial, humidity dial is tarnished and has a thin piece of wood as a needle, right side base molding replaced.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Broadway, Atmospheric pressure, Atmospheric thermodynamics, Barometer, Dial, Humidity, Maker's Mark, Pike, Psychrometrics

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