Anglo–Indian Rosewood Revolving Bookcase – SOLDLate 19th century
A British colonial revolving rectangular bookcase in rosewood, decorated with nice carving.
It features three square bookshelves, each divided in four smaller compartments. The center column is attached to the base with a rotating mechanism through which the bookcase can be revolved.
The patent for the revolving bookcase, a way of storing books and saving wall space, was taken out by Benjamin Crosby in 1808.
The bookcase in in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing.Bombay
British colonial India
H: 121 cm W: 55 cm D: 55 cm
H: 47½ ” W: 22” D: 22 ”