British Colonial Teakwood Revolving BookcaseLate 19th century
A British colonial revolving, open bookcase in teakwood with rosewood details. It features three square book-shelves each divided in four smaller compartments. The bottom shelve surrounded with a rosewood border. At the outside on each side, four vertical splats in rosewood. The bookcase revolves on an X-shaped base that rests on four casters.
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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British colonial India
H: 98 ½ cm W: 50 cm D: 50 cm
H: 39” W: 19½” D: 19½”