19TH CENTURY ARTS & CRAFTS / MISSION OAK DANNER CO. REVOLVING BOOKCASE WITH FANTASTIC BRASS GALLERY
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With our highest compliments we're pleased to offer for sale this absolutely wonderful early 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."
With special attention to the "Special Orders, Pattern or Size" portion of the catalog "Any style of case can be made, but only those on the catalogue are kept in stock. Special patterns, to match other furniture, will of course take extra time and cost more than the regular cases which are made by the hundred and kept in stock." This bookcase is a better than most example with a carved edge molding, wing carvings transitioning each section, and a fantastic brass gallery. The finish is in wonderful condition finished in a beautiful golden oak color. The bookcase is 22" wide x 21 1/2" deep x 49 1/2" tall. Each section has a height of 11".
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