A rare and unusual stick barometer in the manner of James Verrier (c. 1750, North Curry, England), but without a hood. See illustrations attached (from the book on "Stick Barometers" on page 46). The beautifully engraved, silvered brass register plates are exposed, and the pointer is typical of one from the mid 18th century. Note that this predates the use of the vernier - not yet invented for more precise reading of the height of the mercury column.
The case is made of solid mahogany and not veneered - also correct for this period - and the cistern cover has a central roundel, with carving beneath, similar to the feet of a tall case clock (grand-father clock) or fall-front desk of the 1750's
Maximum dimensions: 36" x 6"
Date: c. 1750