victorian very large and unusual english oak library expanding book slide by charles westerton of knightsbridge

Victorian very large and unusual English oak library expanding book slide by Charles Westerton of Knightsbridge.



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Victorian period very large solid oak library expanding book slide by Charles Westerton of Knightsbridge, London, and bearing his brass plaque label.
Both arch topped ends with cut outs slide out to a long length, and fold flat on brass hinges.
This book slide is much larger than the normal ones found, and will hold from small to large volumes.
What a great addition to your desktop or shelf, to keep your library or reference books in order.
Size-closed 22 inches long by 8.5 inches wide by 9.5 inches high. Fully open-35.5 inches long.
Charles Westerton owned and ran the English and Foreign Library, from 1849, previously of Park Side, at No. 20 (later renumbered 27) St George's Place. This was set up to supply 'all classes of Readers . . . and at such a Low Subscription as to make it thoroughly a popular Establishment'. The annual fee was one guinea and by the late 1850s some 125,000 volumes were available.
With very nice colour, this unusual book slide is in very good condition.
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