Book Press on Stand BP12 Original, quality late 19th century cast iron book press with brass mounts, mounted on an original "Birch" bookpress stand of a similar age. The bookpress has been fully overhauled, cleaned and waxed and retains much of the original black paint. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The two drawer stand with the original turned knobs has a lock and key to the top drawer and all has been cleaned and waxed. The press has an old transfer label to the front. Some repairs have been made to the base of one leg and all otherwise is complete and in good and working order.
Press 12.5" tall x 16" x 10".
Stand 28.5" tall x 23" x 14.25".
Bed 12" x 10".
Click on photo for larger and other views. Price: £600.00 Small Folding Bookstand BS9 Original, quality circa 1900, smaller than average adjustable folding bookstand made in olivewood. This clean example, with no wear on the slide, has a three letter monogramme in brass on each upstand. A most unusual size. Complete and in good and working order.
Folded flat for travelling 8" x 4" x 1".
With ends up 4" tall.
Fully extended 12.5".
Click on photo for larger and other views. Price: £56.00 Carved Walnut Folding Book Stand BS8 Original, quality late 19th cenutry carved walnut folding bookrack with coats of arms carved to each end plate. The underside has an old paper label detailing "Pulborough School of Carving" and "Carved by William Wright Jan 1883". Complete and in good and working order.
Folded down 20" x 6" x 1".
8.25" tall when up.
Click on photo for larger and other views. Price: £165.00 Pair of Oak Bookends BT5 Original, quality pair of post-war carved oak bookends each in the form of three books on end on matching oak plinths. Each book spine is inlaid with brass and pewter detail. All is complete and in good and working order.
Each 5.25" tall.
3.5" front to back.
Plinth 3.5" x 5.25".
Click on photo for larger and other views. Price: £68.00 Wrights Patent Brass Reading Stand RS7 Original, quality late 19th century all brass folding and adjustable patent book reading stand / lectern. This superb example has a cast brass stand in the original matt and gilt finish, highly detailed with acanthus leaves and berries and with a decorated tubular stem incorporating the ratchet catch, height adjustment. The book frame will tilt and lock at a variety of angles, will lock into position with a wing nut and will rotate with ease. This book frame with supports at the base for the book and page retaining turning signals, has extending side frames and is well documented in embossed letters "By Her Majesty's Royal Letters Patent" with the Royal Coat of Arms above and "Wrights Newspaper Stand, 58 & 58A London Wall, London". All is complete, in full working order and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. This is the first we have seen.
Folded down 12.25" tall.
15" tall when up.
Folded in 6.5" wide.
11" when out.
Base 5" diam.
Click on photo for larger and other views. Price: £650.00 Queen Victoria Brass Book Stand RS6 Original, quality late 19th century cast brass folding and adjustable book reading stand. This superb example has a fretwork front plate depicting a bust of Queen Victoria, swirls of acanthus leaves and Tudor Rose motifs. This was probably manufactured to commemorate one of Queen Victoria's Jubilees in 1887 or 1897. This stand has a shaped ledge to the lower front to rest an open book and a ratchet adjustable system to tilt the open book, mounted on a ball foot to each corner. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.
Faceplate 9.75" x 8.25" tall.
Max height when stood for use 8.75".
Folded flat 1.5" tall.
2.25" at front ledge x 8.5" x 10".
Click on photo for larger and other views. Price: £450.00