22 April 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY FIVE-TIER REVOLVING BOOKSTAND
The upper tier centred by a later ball finial, each stage with groups of three spines of simulated books, each stage revolving independently, on a plinth with brass castors, the underside with printed depository label 'TAYLOR'S DEPOSITORY, PIMLICO. SANDERS NOV 1897 and two labels printed 'Guillebaud 18.4-28'
47¼ in. (120 cm.) high; 32 in. (81.5 cm.) diameter
G. R. Rose; sold Phillips, London, 25 November 1997, lot 275.
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A pattern for a graduated five-tiered 'circular movable bookcase' standing on a table base, featured in R. Ackermann's The Repository of Arts in March, 1810, and corresponds to a bookcase sold at Phillips, Son & Neale, 15 May 1967, lot 1964.
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