A Haven for Book Culture
Latest from BP delivered to your inbox!

An Early 19th Century Mobile Bookshelf

Regency book carrier a

Check out this cool little piece of book furniture. 

Hailing from the Regency era this little book carrier, ca. 1820,  offered a nifty way to carry some of your books around.

Regency book carrier b

Here’s the full description: An attractive Regency period two sided Book Carrier incorporating a single drawer with fine cedar linings, the upper section with delicately turned spindles, the ends with swan shaped motifs.

Regency book carrier

Regency book carrier c

I can just see some literate royal filling it up with a beautiful leather-bound set of his/her favorite author and heading for the garden.

It’s being offered by Windsor House Antiques and can be had for  £2300.

 

Of Interest

New, Used, Rare – Our latest book recommendations and other items from the book universe that strike our fancy

Walker Evans NYPL interiorIn the Stacks

An original series dedicated to exploring the digital archives of  leading libraries, institutions and organizations
Join our E-Mail List for more book goodness
Browse Books