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Portable Book Cabinet


Maker: Army & Navy CSL

Category: Archive

Subcategory: Other Furniture

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:
    H 76.5cm x W 91.5cm x D 20.5cm
    H 30" x W 36" x D 8"

  • Period: Late 19th Century
  • Medium: Teak
  • Country: England
  • Style: Campaign Cabinet
  • Reference Number: 80341