Portable Book Cabinet

Portable Book Cabinet

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80341

This teak portable book cabinet has brass corners and two carrying handles to the front.

The doors are glazed and the cabinet has 3 shelves to each side. They are adjustable to several positions and each has a tooled leather fringe to stop dust settling on the top of the books. Such bookcases were made to either sit on top of a campaign chest or could be used on the floor. As can been seen it folds in half to make a box for travel with the two doors facing each other to protect the glass. Although unmarked, the Army & Navy Store made a very similar bookcase to the exact same size with the leather fringe. Late 19th Century.

Dimensions:

Height 76.5 cm / 30 14"
Width 91.5 cm / 36 14"
Depth 20.5 cm / 8 14"
Period

Late 19th Century

Medium

Teak

Country

England

Style

Campaign Cabinet

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