Saturday, December 31, 2011

The object of the day: French picture frame barometer

This fine French picture frame barometer featuring a lovely village scene, is expertly painted on glass and set within a fine gilt frame. 
The French often elevated the value of everyday objects by incorporating them into an art form, as is evident in this decorative barometer.

Circa 1880

35" wide x 36 1/2" high

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