Caesar Tagliabue, London. c.1790.

Elegant mahogany stick barometer of unusual design by Caesar Tagliabue of London, c.1790-99.
The case with unusual arched moulded top and shield shaped base is veneered with fine flamed Cuban mahogany veneer and outlined with ebony stringing.
The arched silver scale plate is fitted with a rack and pinion operated vernier and engraved with the maker's name 'C. Tagliabue, 294 High Holborn, London'and protected by a glazed panel.
The concealed mercury tube is fitted with a boxwood cistern bhind a turned urn shaped cistern cover.

Caesar Tagliabue is listed as working alone from 294 High Holborn pre 1799, by 1800 he had formed a partnership , 'Tagliabue, Torre & Co.'which worked from the address until 1807, he then moved to 26 High Holborn as 'Tagliabue & Co.' until 1814.

Height 38"