The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Barometer and thermometer
  • Barometer and thermometer
  • Attributed to Claude-Joseph Desgodets
  • France
  • 1750s
  • Walnut, tulipwood, gilt bronze, brass and enamel
  • Object size: 105.5 x 23.3 x 6 cm
  • Inscription: 'J. Merfield / 5 Radcliffe Terrace / Goswell Road / LONDON; J. Webb / Pins tr / V' Written in ink
    Inscription: 'FROID DE 1709 / FROID DE 1742 / FROID DE 1740 / TERME DE LA GLACE / CAVES DE L'OBSERVATOIRE / CHA DU POELE / LES VERS A SOIE / PARIS 1752 / PARIS 1738 / PARIS 1707 / PARIS 1706 / CHALEUR DU SANG / SENEGAL 1730 / LA FIEVRE / LA SYRIE' Engraved
  • F69
  • Reserve Gallery
History
Further Reading
  • Marquis Chamber, Hertford House, 1870; acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford.