British Colonial Teakwood Revolving BookcaseLate 19th century
An antique British colonial revolving bookcase in teakwood .It features three square bookshelves each divided in four smaller compartments. At the outside on each side four vertical splats. 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.
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British colonial India
H: 110 cm W: 56 cm D: 56 cm
H: 43” W: 22” D: 22”