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.