Upright Book Cabinet

Upright Book Cabinet

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Reference

80623

This mahogany book cabinet is a little different to most in that the height is increased rather than the width when in use.

The majority of such cabinets were intended to sit on a campaign chest. It can be seen by the shelves that it was always meant to open this way. The shelves are adjustable to a number of different heights and are faced with a rounded moulding. When closed the cabinet has 2 lugs to help locate the sides to each other. An unusual variant on the portable bookcase. Mid to late 19th Century.

Dimensions:

Height 99.5 cm / 39 14"
Width 76 cm / 29 "
Depth 23 cm / 9 14"
Period

Mid to late 19th century

Medium

Mahogany

Country

England

Exhibitions
Lieutenant Wilmot's Bungalow

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