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Constructed in a finely grained and well marked San Domingo mahogany; of rectangular form, rising from a plinth base, with radiused and everted angles, from which issue turned, tapering and fluted columns with Doric bases and capitols; having pairs of lockable glazed doors to the front and back, opening to reveal five sliding folio trays; the frieze houses a lockable fall front folio drawer fitted with turned wooden knobs; the top being glazed, permitting chosen documents to be examined; the sides with double fielded panels dressed with egg and dart mouldings; the back frieze fitted with a bequest plaque with a brass plaque having the following dedication:
“Ex dono EHMT in memoriam sui George Smith auctorum libroumque amatoris 1824-1901”
“A gift from EHMT in memory of George Smith, a true bibliophile 1824 -1901”
The London Library, St James’s Square, Piccadilly. London
Open to all, its’ collection of over a million books, including the drafts of the oeuvres of T.S. Eliot and George Washington.
|Height||98.50 cm||(38.78 inches)|
|Width||137.00 cm||(53.94 inches)|
|Depth||94.00 cm||(37.01 inches)|