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British Colonial Teakwood Revolving Bookcase

Late 19th century

A British colonial revolving, open bookcase in teakwood. It features two square book-shelves each divided in four smaller compartments. At the outside on each side four  vertical splats. The bookcase revolves on a base resting on four small ball 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 square 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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Bombay
British colonial India
H: 130 cm W: 57 cm D: 57 cm
H: 51” W: 22 ½” D: 22 ½”

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