This tiny, turn-of-the-20th-century bookcase with its complement of miniature books is on sale at Vininghill, an antiques dealer.
A very sweet miniature bookcase , probably made of maple. This bookcase revolves on a long steel pin, and spins with ease. The 40 miniature books are volumes of Shakespeare and are printed in Glasgow by David Bryce & Son, and in London by Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press Warehouse Amen Corner. The item is dated 1904.
One of the books is dedicated to Ellen Terry, the actress. This is a lovely item.
Edwardian Miniature Revolving Bookcase
Size: bookcase - 6-1/4 inches x 4 inches books - approx. 2 inches x 1-1/4 inches
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