Pocket Compass With Sundial Mahognay Brass England 19th Century

Poket Compass Sundial “Wm. Simms”

Code :  OGANOG0106031

125.00
Pocket Compass With Sundial Mahognay Brass England 19th Century

Poket Compass Sundial “Wm. Simms”

Code :  OGANOG0106031

125.00

Pocket Compass With Sundial Mahognay Brass England 19th Century - Poket Compass Sundial “Wm. Simms”

Features

Poket Compass Sundial “Wm. Simms”

Time:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Inghilterra

Main essence:  Mahogany

Material:  Brass

Description

Brass compass with sundial and mahogany pocket case; it is signed "Wm Simms" on the paper quadrant. William Simms in 1826 became partner of Edwaed Troughton founding the Troughton Simmis company.

Product Condition:
The item shows signs of wear due to age. Any damage or loss is displayed as completely as possible in the pictures. It may require restoration and recovery of french polish. Product with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lawful Origin.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 2,5
Width: 7,5
Depth: 7,5

Additional Information

Time: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Main essence: Mahogany

It is one of the most precious and sought-after woods in cabinet making. It was discovered in Central America around 1600 and began to be imported to England in the 1700s. Much appreciated for its hardness and indestructibility, it became widespread following the blocking of walnut exports from France in 1720 and the consequent elimination of English import duties on mahogany from the colonies in America and India. The most valuable version comes from Cuba, but it became very expensive. At the end of the 18th century it began to be used also in France in Louis XVI, Directory and Empire furniture, its diffusion declined starting from when Napoleon, in 1810, forbade its import. It was generally used in the manufacture of elegant furniture, due to its characteristics and beautiful grain.

Material: Brass

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