Antique Telescoping Folding Bookend Rack Art Nouveau Cast
Antique telescoping cast brass
folding bookends, Art Nouveau, with water lily pattern
We are very pleased to be able to
offer for your consideration this beautiful Art Nouveau bookrack.
This antique bookrack is ingenious.
Not only is it a very beautiful piece, it's highly practical
as well. This wonderful piece has the ability to telescope,
and expand in width, to accommodate a growing collection of
books. Plus it looks beautiful doing it, the end pieces are
flat panels of cast brass with a wonderful, Art Nouveau, design
motif of lily pads and a water lily blossom centered at the
top of each arch. The end panels also fold flat for convenient
storage. The piece looks to be painted in a faux green patina,
but given time I'm sure it would develop it's own natural patina
of similar color and warmth.
Stored this bookend measures 12 5/8
inches wide, 6 3/8 inches deep, and 3/4 inches tall. When the
book end is unfolded it is 13 inches wide, 6 3/8 inches deep,
and expands to approximately 23 3/4 inches. This book end weighs
Condition- Aside from some wear along
the bottom of the rails and side brackets, that reveal the brass
beneath, this bookend is in really beautiful condition. And
is ready to do accent your favorite collection of books.
This really is a beautifully designed
bookend, from the way it folds flat to store, to the beautiful
decoration on the cast bracket ends, it will make a wonderful
accent to your library or office.
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