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‘Where is it Now?’ Number 4

The 4th of our ‘Where is it Now?’ objects, again from the photograph albums in the Phillips of Hitchin archives at the Brotherton Library Special Collections, is this bookcase.

‘Fine Italian Marquetrie Bureau Bookcase’, photograph c.1900. Phillips of Hitchin archive (MS1999/4/1/66) The Brotherton Library Special Collections. Photograph courtesy of the BLSC 2016.

Described in the archive photograph album as ‘Fine Italian Marquetrie Bureau Bookcase’ – it appears to date from the early 18th century.

The width is recorded as ‘4 feet’ and the depth ‘2 feet 6 inches’

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