This is a high quality antique Victorian Coromandel and porcelain adjustable self closing book slide, by Betjemann's, 19th Century and circa 1870 in date.
It is made of stunnning coromandel and features Wedgwood Jasper Ware cameo panels depicting roman emperors in profile and 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 No 3764.
The sides bear the following engraving:
It also bears a brass plaque engraved for the retailer:
HALSTAFF & HANNERFORD 228 Regent St LONDON
It is a delightful object which will display your favourite books beautifully.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 9 x Width 42 x Depth 18.2 - Closed
Height 21 x Width 65 x Depth 18.2 - Open
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 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: A3203
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