This is a high quality antique Victorian coromandel porcelain inset 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 porcelain reserves of seated cherubs, and it is wonderfully decorated with stupendous ormolu mounts decorated with rope detail.
53 Regent Street
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 5329.
It is a delightful object which will display your favourite books beautifully.
In excellent condition. As an antique items, the pieces shows signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the slide displays beautifully.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 5.5 x Width 41 x Depth 18 - Closed
Height 20 x Width 67 x Depth 18 - Open
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 7 inches - Closed
Height 8 inches x Width 2 foot, 2 inches x Depth 7 inches - Open
Our reference: A3202
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