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Tortoiseshell Boulle Thermometer - circa 1899 United Kingdom

Width 5.75inch [14.60cm]
Height 9.50inch [24.13cm]
Depth 0.25inch [cm]
Medium Tortoiseshell, brass,
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.


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United Kingdom £25
Europe £45
US £65
Rest of the World £85

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gbp 650.00 (Pound Sterling)
Stock Code GVC
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