A French Louis XVI late 18th century giltwood barometer 'Selon Toricelli' with Allegory of Science in the crest. This French barometer was born during the reign of King Louis XVI, one of the monarchs of the Ancien Régime who was most interested in science. The barometer's face, signed 'Selon Toricelli', is surrounded by an oval frame and secured behind glass. This frame is adorned with Louis XVI knots and foliage motifs, while the crest showcases a carved depiction of the Allegory of Science. Highly decorative, this French barometer circa 1780 will enliven any wall beautifully.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 18th Century
Dimensions: 20 1/2" W x 33 3/4" H
Inventory Number: CC71