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CUP-420 1L British Colonial Rosewood Revolving Bookcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CUP-420 2L British Colonial Rosewood Revolving Bookcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CUP-420 3L British Colonial Rosewood Revolving Bookcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CUP-420 4L British Colonial Rosewood Revolving Bookcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CUP-420 5L British Colonial Rosewood Revolving Bookcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CUP-420 6L British Colonial Rosewood Revolving Bookcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CUP-420 7L British Colonial Rosewood Revolving Bookcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore

Anglo–Indian Rosewood Revolving Bookcase – SOLD

Late 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 ”

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