19C British Oak Bookstand

19C British Oak Bookstand.

Lovely provincial oak piece !



19C British Oak Bookstand

A bookstand or table easel made of oak…..probably British but could be French or Continental.

Folding supports to the rear.

Perfect for reading or simply putting your favorite book on display !

Made circa 1830.

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PROVINCIAL FURNITURE: 'Provincial" furniture is the term used to describe pieces of furniture that were made in the more rural and rustic parts of the Country involved. Generally speaking, provincial pieces tend to be made from easily accessible local woods such as oak, ash and maple. Designs tended to be simpler in form than pieces made in the major cities. The major cities had greater access to more exotic imported woods and designs tended to be more more intricate and inspired by the prevailing global trends.Wealth also had a large part to play in most provincial pieces. Clearly, the wealthy people of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries wanted ONLY THE BEST AVAILABLE.............and would buy their furniture from high-end city retailers or manufacturers and often had then specifically made for them on commission. Ordinary folk could not afford this but would instead rely upon local cabinet makers for their furniture needs.

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19C British Oak Bookstand.

Provenance: Bought privately in Ireland.

Dimensions: 15" Wide, 12.5" Tall and 10" Deep

Price: $175.00. Sale Price Now: $125.00

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19C Oak Bookstand 2

19C Oak Bookstand