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Upright Book Cabinet


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Subcategory: Other Furniture

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:
    H 99.5cm x W 76cm x D 23cm
    H 39" x W 29¾" x D 9"

  • Period: Mid to late 19th century
  • Medium: Mahogany
  • Country: England
  • Exhibition: Lieutenant Wilmot's Bungalow
  • Reference Number: 80623