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CUP-432 1L British Colonial Teakwood Revolving Bookcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore

Anglo-Indian Teakwood Revolving Bookcase

Late 19th century

$2,350

A British colonial revolving, open bookcase in teakwood with a serpentine shaped top. It features three square bookshelves each divided in four smaller compartments. At the outside on each side a star shaped splat. The bookcase revolves on a quarto-form base resting on four small bun feet.

The patent for the revolving bookcase, a way of storing books and saving wall space, was taken out by Benjamin Crosby in 1808. This type of British rectangular bookcases was particularly popular in the Edwardian period.

The bookcase is 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: 120 cm W: 56 cm D: 56 cm
H: 47” W: 22” D: 22”

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