Exquisite 1800 Parisian Mercury Barometer: Elegance in Science
This Mercury barometer, housed in a stunning gilded wood ring frame adorned with a skillfully carved pediment featuring an eagle and delicate oak leaves, exemplifies the exquisite craftsmanship of its time. The meticulous detailing on the frame adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to the instrument. The split dial, expertly crafted, bears the signature of the renowned optician "Flouet," whose establishment was located at the prestigious address of "rue moreau 22 bis Paris" during the early 19th century, around 1800. This remarkable barometer not only serves as a functional meteorological instrument but also stands as a captivating testament to the artistry and scientific ingenuity of the era, making it a valuable and cherished collector's item today.