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Bookcase

1971.776 (RS117768)

Description

Carved bookcase fitted with two basal drawers and surmounted by two glazed paneled doors; carved pedimental arch rests upon carved rectangular back with incised line decoration; five carved trefoil finials across back; flat corniced top with carved trefoil frieze; rectangular doors with carving; carved 90 degree brass hinges on outside top and bottom corners, and two carved brass keyhole plates with two brass keys; molded base; side paneled with inlaid slanted paneling; three adjustable shelves on left side, two adjustable shelves on right side, interior.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1880
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
carving (processes)
glass (material)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
BOOKCASE
bookcases
Brass
brass (alloy)
Carved
carving (processes)
Eastlake
Glass
glass (material)
shelves
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
65.875 x 54 x 17 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.776
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5458

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