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Portable stationery or book rack, XF189, one of a pair with XF182, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century, mahogany with brass knobs to drawers. ©Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Photograph: Hugh Kelly.

Portable stationery or book rack, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century, mahogany with brass knobs to drawers

Height: 18cm
Width: 26cm
Depth: 22.5cm

Museum number: XF189

Curatorial note

One of a pair with XF182. Of a slightly squarer form than XF2 and with a rather more elegant shape; the tray top with the gallery shaped at the sides to incorporate two circular carrying holes; the rack has three pigeon holes with two small drawers beneath, each drawer with small brass honeysuckle knob (one missing) and oval keyhole escutcheons; four small ball feet.

XF182 and XF189 are rather finer pieces that XF2, with their rounded front corners and elegant brass knobs.


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