Image of Bourdon Barometer by Jules Richard

This glorious Jules Richard Bourdon Barometer c1890 was the inspiration for our original logo!

Buying an antique barometer or barograph online from an unknown company is understandably daunting, and can be a cause for concern.

Set up in 2016, Vavasseur Antiques has become the preeminent specialist in the very finest antique aneroid barometers, barographs and other Victorian scientific instruments in the UK, with a client base as far-flung as New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, the US and Canada, and the Middle East.

We are very proud of the feedback we receive from our customers – indeed, clients have returned, some more than once, to acquire additional pieces or have us restore more items. Please do check out the Feedback from Our Clients page to see how others have rated their experience with Vavasseur Antiques.

Born of the passion for our business that only comes from being collectors ourselves, we are always very happy to discuss the wonderful pieces in our portfolio, to share more information about their provenance or function, or to assist with comparison between similar items.

Please do feel free to call us on +44 (0)7776 193193, between the hours of 9am and 9pm, and do leave a message if we’re unavailable – we will return your call as soon as possible. Alternatively, email us at