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Tunbridge Ware Bookslide Featuring Perspective Cube panels with decorative mosaic edges
Date: c1850
Both 'vertical' end panels of this example feature the archetypal 'perspective cube' pattern; these versions not only feature a little of the renowned 'green oak' but are also the better-made versions, whereby the grain of the wood is used to enhance the 'direction' of each surface of the cubes which they make up, emphasizing the perspective nature of the images; the curved edges both feature geometric mosaic patterns
5" wide; 11-3/8" folded, extending to 19-1/2" at fullest. Holds 10-3/4" to 18-3/4" of books.
From Scottish Antiques. Pictures from seller.

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