18th Century French Louis XVI Period Gilded Barometer by Evangelista Torricelli
A gold, large antique French Louis XVI period barometer, signed by Torricelli in gilded wood and of oval shape with original scientific illustrations, in good condition. The detailed wall décor piece is consisting its original glass. Framed with gilt foliate trim and important pediment. Minor fading, due to age. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1770 - 1780, France.
The Italian scientist Evangelista Torricelli ( 1608 - 1647 ) was a physicist, mathematician and a student of Galileo. He is also best known to have invented the barometer.
Material: Wood, Glass
Details: Gilded Wood
Country of Origin: France
Dimensions: 34.5" H x 20" W x 2.5" D