Anglo-Indian Teakwood Revolving BookcaseLate 19th century
A British colonial revolving, open bookcase in teakwood. It features two square book-shelves each divided in four smaller compartments. At the outside on each side four carved vertical splats. The bookcase revolves on a base resting on four brass castors.
The patent for the revolving bookcase, a way of storing books and saving wall space, was taken out by Benjamin Crosby in 1808. This type of British rectangular bookcases was particularly popular in the Edwardian period.
British colonial India
H: 110 cm W: 65 cm D: 65 cm
H: 43” W: 25 ½ D: 25 ½