Book Rest - (Furniture) Glossary of Antique Terms B

Book Rest - (Furniture) Portable book rest for the support of large volumes and manuscripts. They were lightly constructed and comprised a squarish frame with horizontal bars pivoting in the uprights, the top bar being attached to an adjustable strut which supported the whole at the required angle. Mahogany usually. Georgian.

Early Georgian Furniture 1715-1740Early Georgian Furniture 1715-1740


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