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Furniture, Library, Bookstand, Table Top, Adjustable, Wood, Italian, 20th Century


Italian: 20th Century
Stained distressed wood
5.5  x 13 x 17 inches, folded
12.5  x 13 x 17 inches, maximum height

A tabletop adjustable  bookstand for the display or reading of a book. Of typical form, having a rectangular backrest with central horizontal cross lattice and a scalloped support at the lower edge, opening and closing on a hinged lower platform, on a molded frame base. The bookstand adjusts to different angles with a ratchet mechanism on the lower platform. The lower platform also rotates 360 degrees like a lazy susan. The bookstand closes at the hinge when not in use for storage or transport. The wood is deliberately distressed to have very early Italian appearance.

Condition:  Generally very good with the usual overall light wear.

Additional information


19th Century