Louis XV gilt gesso wall barometer, round form with laurel wreath with love birds at top, bell flower swags and pendant drop, hand-painted paper face with French text and barometric scale with blue steel hand and gilt painted pointer, inset thermometer containing mercury vial with spiral design. Two old paper labels en verso. One legible, reading "La Lunette d'Or, Bourgeois, **Rue des Pyramides". 32 3/4" H x 20" W. French, 18th century. Provenance: The Estate of Judith E. Crosland, Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: Several repairs to frame and molding. Note area lower left. Few scattered losses to gilt. Paper dial with numerous splits. Frame reinforced on back.
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