ADIE & SON, Edinburgh c1835

  ADIE & SON, Edinburgh c1835

A William IV mahogany portable barometer in the style typically associated with Alexander Adie.  The slim and elegant case, which lies flat to the wall, is veneered in well-figured mahogany with a gadrooned cistern cover and similarly gadrooned pediment.  The silvered and engraved brass register plates are signed in the upper segment. 

Alexander Adie was an illustrious instrument maker elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh and appointed Optician to William IV and later to Queen Victoria.  In 1835, Alexander’s son, John, joined his business and the company became known as Adie & Son.

Clockmaker: ADIE & SON, Edinburgh
Circa: 1835
Stock Number: 4087
Height: inches