A good example of an Edwardian book trough. This gorgeous stand dates to around 1910. Standing proud on swept cabriole legs, made of different types of wood with lovely flower inlays to both sides on nicely shaped supports. The shelf is in usual rectangular shape with a thin inlay strip to the top and bottom part.
The supports are beautifully shaped with inlay strips going around the edge with the main flower inlay decoration. Holding it steady, the stretcher itself is lovely turned with not one but four inlay strips to the middle section - such great detail.
Just to reiterate, the legs are made from different woods including the stretcher. Its to be noted that its not a repair, the legs have the same shape, same wear and almost identical apart from the wood of course. The Craftsman that made this fabulous piece of furniture, made it from one piece of freshly treated timber or what ever wood they had available.In good original condition with light wear, tear and few minor chips to the edges. Right side top inlay has few minor buckled spots (last photo). Approx: 84cm at its tallest point, 42cm at its widest point, legs are 28cm deep and shelf is 38.5cm wide. The item "Rare Edwardian BookTrough, Antique Book Stand, Bookcase, Book Slide" is in sale since Wednesday, September 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Bookcases". The seller is "southcountryantiques" and is located in Haywards Heath. This item can be shipped worldwide.