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British Colonial Teakwood Revolving Bookcase

Late 19th century

An unusual British colonial revolving open bookcase in teakwood. It features a square book shelve divided in four smaller compartments. At the outside on each side a solid piece of teakwood with a nice carving on it. The bookcase revolves around the top of a base with four turned legs with one shelve. 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 bookcases was particularly popular in the Edwardian period.

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British colonial India
H: 81 cm W: 53 cm D: 53 cm
H: 32” W: 21” D: 21”


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