Antique Clock Dealers and marine chronometer

G & C DIXEY, Opticians to the King. A fine quality William IV period mahogany stick barometer.

G & C  DIXEY,  Opticians to the King. A fine quality William IV period mahogany stick barometer. G & C  DIXEY,  Opticians to the King. A fine quality William IV period mahogany stick barometer. G & C  DIXEY,  Opticians to the King. A fine quality William IV period mahogany stick barometer.
01794-Dixey.jpg
Move your mouse over image or click to enlarge

G & C DIXEY, Opticians to the King. A fine quality William IV period mahogany stick barometer.

Origin
London
Date
circa 1830 - 1835

A fine quality William IV period mahogany stick barometer and thermometer by these Royal Makers.

The elegant case has a cushion moulded top with flame mahogany veneers and ebony stringing. In the centre of the trunk there is a moulded thermometer with Fahrenheit and Reamur temperature indication on an ivory scale. It has a turned mahogany cistern cover at the base. The engraved ivory Register Plate reads from 27 to 31 inches by means of a vernier on the right hand side and shows the 4 states of the weather on the left. The makers’ signature and address are engraved across the top of the chamfered scales below the cushion cornice.

Height: 36 in (91.5 cm)

*George and Charles Dixey are listed on page 69 0f Edwin Banfield’s Barometer Makers and Retailers as working at 3 New Bond Street from 1825 to 1838. They were twin brothers working in partnership until George’s death in 1838 and they were appointed opticians to the king.

Read More Close

Recently Viewed Pieces