George III Wheel Barometer by L. Martinelli, London

Mahogany case with ‘Sheraton’ style inlay and swan neck pediment surmounted by a brass finial.  Spirit thermometer and beautifully engraved dial plate inscribed ‘L.Martinelli, 82,Leather Lane, Holborn’. C.1805

‘Barometer makers and retilers’ by Edwin Banfield lists Lewis Martinelli as being a carver, gilder and instrument maker, working from 82, Leather Lane, Holborn from 1802-1811.

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