This is a high quality antique Victorian Coromandel Pietra Dura adjustable book slide, by Betjemann's, 19th Century and circa 1870 in date.
It is made of stunnning coromandel and features a pair of oval gilt brass mounts enclosing Pietra Dura reserves of flowers, and it is wonderfully decorated with stupendous gilt brass filigree mounts.
It was made by the renowned maker of patented mechanisms, Betjemann's of Pentonville Road, London, and bears their engraved plaque name and patent number 17849.
It is a delightful object which will display your favourite books beautifully.
In excellent condition with only minor signs of wear commensurate with age and use, having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops,, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 20 x Width 40 x Depth 18
Height 20 x Width 58 x Depth 18 - Extended
Dimensions in inches:
Height 8 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 7 inches
Height 8 inches x Width 1 foot, 11 inches x Depth 7 inches - Extended
Our reference: A1089