Barometer by Robert Masefield

The name of Robert Masefield (or Macefield ) has survived mainly because of the practice of inscribing the register plates of barometers with his name.

Details

Medium:
Mahogany
Dimensions:
112 x 23 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,250 ( Total: £29,000)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Carleton-Smith, John

Otherwise his career as a cabinet-maker and upholder was documented only by the brief entries in the few extant printed trade directories of the period. No item of furniture (other than the barometers) was known to be by him, nor had any bills or correspondence come to light.

Provenance

Private collection.

Venue details

Soho House Soho Avenue (off Soho Road), Handsworth, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B18 5LB 0121 348 8000 www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/soho

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