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Joseph Somalvico - London. 18th Century mahogany Wheel Barometer

#5780
c 1790
Good late 18th Century Cuban mahogany Wheel Barometer; the well-proportioned case, with swan-neck pediment and cross-grained sides, ebony strung and inset with finely engraved silvered brass Fahrenheit thermometer and 8in. diameter barometer dial, signed by the maker.

A leading Italian immigrant Barometer-maker who worked from various addresses in Holborn from around 1785, and whose descendants continued the firm through into the 20th Century.
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