This an exquisite antique Edwardian inlaid flame mahogany revolving bookcase by the renowned Victorian retailer and manufacturer Maple & Co., circa 1900.
It revolves on a solid cast iron base, the top has satinwood outer banding with ebony and boxwood outline stringing lines with an elaborate fan inlaid decoration to the centre.
The frieze below the top having chequered inlays, the shelves and supporting slats held by brass studs and the plinth base with stringing. The bookcase issitting on a cross platform with iron bracket supports raised on brass and ceramic castors. The cross platform stamped C W 62.
The best quality Edwardian revolving bookcases had cast iron bases, as this meant that they would be sturdy and not tip when full of books, whereas the lesser versions had simple wooden bases.
The quality and attention to detail throughout is second to none.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 87 x Width 50 x Depth 50
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches
Our reference: A3281