BENJAMIN PIKE & SONS STICK BAROMETER New York City, Circa 1845

Lavishly carved walnut or mahogany case with rococo-style floral, leaf and shell designs and an oval bust profile portrait of George Washington, probably a unique design per a special order. Beveled glass panels cover beautifully engraved ivory scales. Signed on scale "S. Pike & Sons. New York." Retains original ivory adjustment key, brass knob to set mercury level and brass hanging hardware. Height 45". Width 9".