Betjemann's Patent Book Slide

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A fine Victorian 'Betjemann's Patent' book slide.

The book slide is veneered in burr walnut with engraved gilt brass mounts and has folding bookends that expand to take extra books.

At the base of each end is a brass decoration, one marked 'Betjemann's Patnet 588' the other 'Self Closing Slide 588'.

The slide does not self close anymore but does have the hidden casters under each end which come into use when the slide is open.

In the centre of the book resting surface is a brass retailer's plaque 'Melliship & Harris, 62 Westbourne Grove London'.

The slide is excellent quality, the burr walnut veneers and a band of coromandel veneer on the square edge of the stand. (Circa 1870)

Closed Height 5cm (2 inches)
Open Height 19.5cm (7.7 inches)

Length 40.5cm (16 inches)
Length Extended 64cm (25.2 inches)
Depth 17.5cm (6.9 inches)

*The books in the photographs are not included*