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Book Press on Stand BP12
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".

 
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Price: 700.00


Cast Iron Book Press on Stand BP11
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron book press with brass mounts, mounted on an original pine bookpress stand of a similar age. The bookpress has been fully overhauled, cleaned and repainted black and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The two drawer stand has been cleaned and waxed and fitted with a pair of late 19th century pierced cast iron drawer pulls. The press has a brass makers' plate detailing "Manufactured by J & E Ratcliff" and all is complete and in good and working order.

Pine stand 28.5" tall x 22" x 15".

Bookpress 16.5" wide x 10" x 9.5" tall with a 10" x 12" bed.

 
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Price: 700.00


Cast Iron Book Press on Stand BP11



Small Folding Bookstand BS9
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".

 
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Price: 85.00


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.

 
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Price: 230.00


Carved Walnut Folding Book Stand BS8



Oak Book Trough BT4
Oak Book Trough BT4
Original, quality circa 1910 / 1920' dark stained oak, table top book trough with a barley twist top rail to both ends and ball feet to the legs. Some minor scuffs, otherwise complete and in good and working order. A most unusual example.

16.25" x 9" x 11.25" tall.

 
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Price: 125.00


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.

 
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Price: 650.00


Wrights Patent Brass Reading Stand RS7



Queen Victoria Brass Book Stand RS6
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".

 
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Price: 450.00

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