19TH CENTURY ANTIQUE VICTORIAN OAK REVOLVING BOOKCASE BY JOHN DANNER FURNITURE COMPANY ~ CANTON, OHIO
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With our highest compliments we're pleased to offer for sale this absolutely wonderful antique tiger oak revolving bookcase by the John Danner co. John Danner patented his design in 1876 and they were offered in a few select varieties. The entire oak structure is suspended a top a central inner column. Similar "lazy susan" designs were available at the time but Danner's bookcases were crafted much better with a single pivot point supporting the bookcase giving the easiest operation. John Danner said "These cases, with their immense load, revolve with a slight touch of the hand; are noiseless in operation, and will last a lifetime."
This is Danner's signature #4 Standard Case. The # corresponds to the number of shelves and customers were able to order anywhere from 1 - 8 sections, possibly even more. 3 and 4 sections were the most popular and kept in stock and sold at his facility for only $16. Danner held trade agreements with merchants across the country and regularly shipped his cases by rail. We've attached a picture from an original Danner catalog for reference only, it's not included in the listing. The standard cases are larger than the Champion series and this bookcase measures 24" wide x 24" deep x 60 1/2" tall. The shelves measures 14" wide x 7 1/2" deep with the bottom shelf having a useable height of 12" tall and the other three having a useable height of 11". The bookcase is in exceptional condition having been professionally refinished by the previous owner in a nice golden oak color.