Mark Goodger

Tortoiseshell Boulle Thermometer

£650.00

Ornate english red tortoiseshell boulle thermometer stand with beautiful symmetrical brass surrounding the ivory temperature gauge mounted with brass fixings. The thermometer features a hinged foldable support free standing. The "Boulle" name comes from the famous André-Charles Boulle who was... Read More

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Dimensions 1 × 24.5 cm
Period

Victorian

Year

Circa 1899

Medium

Tortoiseshell, Brass

Country

United Kingdom

Description

Description

Ornate english red tortoiseshell boulle thermometer stand with beautiful symmetrical brass surrounding the ivory temperature gauge mounted with brass fixings.

The thermometer features a hinged foldable support free standing.

The “Boulle” name comes from the famous André-Charles Boulle who was made famous for veneering furniture with marquetry of tortoiseshell, brass and pewter. Although he did not invent the technique, Boulle mastered the art of this complex marquetry and lent his name to its common name: boulle work. Boulle also specialised in floral marquetry in both stained and naturally coloured woods. Many of his designs are illustrated in a book of engravings published around 1720.

Important information below.

If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office. Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.

Additional information

Additional information

Dimensions 1 × 24.5 cm
Period

Victorian

Year

Circa 1899

Medium

Tortoiseshell, Brass

Country

United Kingdom