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French Louis XVI Thermometer barometer - Missing the mechanism on the back
French Louis XVI Thermometer barometer - Missing the mechanism on the back - Decorative Objects Style Louis XVI French Louis XVI Thermometer barometer - Missing the mechanism on the back -
Ref : 70022
1 250 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Gilt wood
Dimensions :
l. 15.75 inch X H. 38.19 inch
Decorative Objects  - French Louis XVI Thermometer barometer - Missing the mechanism on the back
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French Louis XVI Thermometer barometer - Missing the mechanism on the back

Nice barometer thermometer Réaumur carved and gilded.
It is decorated with birds, garlands of pearls and laurel leaves.
The top is adorned with a beautiful "mascaron radié" symbolizing the sun.

Original gilding
Missing the mechanism on the back
18th century

Historical annecdote : The "mascaron radié", mask or human figure surrounded by solar rays, is an ornamental motif very popular in the eighteenth century. It was the emblem chosen by Louis XIV the "Roi Soleil" and is often found in the decorative arts under Louis XVI including pendulums pendulums.

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