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Title: 1965T6387 Portable Bookcase
Description: 1965T6387
Portable Bookcase, 1755-1765
Pinto Collection - Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.
This rare, portable bookcase was made in England, around 1760. The cabinet maker has followed the fashions of the period, both in his use of mahogany and in the design of the Gothic arched doors. Wealthy people in the eighteenth century had many more opportunities to travel than previous generations. Cabinet makers made a wide range of furniture which was suitable for carrying with them on long land or sea voyages.
18th Century
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Pinto Collection
Social history
Recreation & Leisure
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0