S/4349 Antique 19th Century Mahogany Mercurial Stick Barometer by J. Poncionie
J. Poncione was working at 281, High Holborn, London, in the early part of the 19th century. The cornice, of architectural form centered by a brass urn finial, is above a silvered register plate; engraved J. Poncionie, with scale measurements, adjustable pointer and side thermometer, all enclosed within a hinged shaped mahogany glazed inlaid door with brass side catch.
The case, with the mercurial tube showing, is veneered in mahogany in a feathered pattern, with the finely moulded borders also inlaid in a feathered design of holly and sycamore, similar to items found in Tunbridge Ware pieces. The bulbous turned removable cistern cover, has a centered roundel. The whole is in working order and is of a good colour and retaining a patination.
5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) Wide
2½ in. (6.5 cm.) Deep
38½ in. (98 cm.) High
English Circa 1830