Antique Victorian Mahogany and Gilt Metal Mounted Folding Gothic Book Slide

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller chrisbuckman (9,069) 100%, Location: Lincoln, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 153670635558 Blue Cherry Antiques Fine Antiques & Collectibles Victorian Gothic Book Slide A Victorian gothic revival book slide with folding sides. These items were often used in libraries and studies for holding a selection of books being worked on or read, there are many designs all following the same configuration but with varying levels of ornamentation. The side panels are mounted with gilt metal panels and studs. The base wood appears to be mahogany and the slides are also mahogany using a different cut of the wood. The base has green felt. It dates around 1870 and is a nice example of it's type. Please note, this item can only be shipped within the EU. Condition Hinges and slides working, some replacement screws to the hinges. Splits in the white panels at the ends. Splits in the wood runners where the slides go, probably from warping or rough handling in the past, these appear to have been stablised and are not stopping the action from working. The splits can be seen (images shown) and they are raised from the body so can be felt. There is a small hole in one of the slider base (a screw hole). Base felt is likely a replacement as it is in two sections. Measurements (Approx)Height: 17.5 cm ( 7 inch ) Width: 37-56 cm ( 14 1/2 to 22 inch ) Weight: 912 grams (before packing) Stock Code: 0686 AG17-1 Shipping Contact Info Appropriate shipping options are provided for most items, should you require an enhanced service please enquire before purchasing and we will be pleased to assist. For buyers outside the UK if a shipping price is not provided automatically please contact us for a quote. For UK Highlands, Islands and offshore delivery there may be a surcharge, please ask if you are unsure. If you have any questions about an item or need to get in touch please contact us through the ebay messaging service, or see our business contact details further down this page. Should you wish to return an item please contact us for details on how to send your item back. We make every effort to examine, photograph and list items as accurately as possible, and we hope you will be delighted with your purchase. If for any reason you are unhappy with your item please let us know as soon as possible, and we will do our best to put things right. If you wish to return an item please ask us for details on how to proceed to ensure a quick and simple returns process. Many thanks for viewing our item - please feel free to contact us with any feedback Condition: Hinges and slides working, some replacement screws to the hinges. Splits in the white panels at the ends. Splits in the wood runners where the slides go, probably from warping or rough handling in the past, these appear to have been stabilised and are not stopping the action from working. The splits can be seen (images shown) and they are raised from the body so can be felt. There is a small hole in one of the slider base (a screw hole). Base felt is likely a replacement as it is in two sections.wear. Once small nick to the lid rim. Knob is glued on, but this is quite possibly original. Base is not totally flat so it will move when pushed on a flat surface., Style/ Period: Victorian, Product: Book Slider, Age: 1850-1899, Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware, Sub-Type: Mahogany, Original/Repro: Original

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