A lovely wall barometer in a decoratively carved polished light hardwood frame, (possibly walnut or teak), with bevelled glass by the renowned French inventor, Antoine Redier, circa 1905. Signed on the dial with his interlocking initials, Redier was a highly respected innovative engineer though his designs occasionally exceeded practical development (see my Redier behemoth barograph!). This instrument was however, designed for the domestic market and reflects Redier's attention to detail, for example, the visible rack and pinion barometer movement is of exceptional quality and later adopted some 40 years later by Smiths Industries as their standard for aneroid barometers.
166mm diameter overall, 78mm overall glass.
Rare Wall Barometer by Antoine Redier