Teak MCM Bookcase Display System with Reading Slope

$363.85

A stunning vintage Danish Style bookcase with hidden pull out reading slope from the 1960s.

This piece was actually handmade to complement a ladderax shelving system in the owner’s home, and is a fantastic example of high-quality Danish Style mid-century carpentry combined with elegance and functionalism.

The bookcase is made from solid teak and consists of two top shelves and another deeper shelf below. The central area has a pull out section, this looks like a drawer at first glance but the panel pulls out and two wooden arm supports pull out from underneath creating a reading slope/shelf allowing you to rest and browse a book taken from the shelves above or below. The slope shows attractive marquetry detailing. The shelves are removable but not adjustable.

The solid shelf above the pull out desk/slope does show signs of use (as shown in our photos) but the piece is in extremely good vintage condition, very heavy and solid in construction and most likely a one off!

As you hopefully can see from our photos this is quite a unique shelving system to display your favourite books, precious collectibles and also room for bottles and glasses !

Approximate Measurements

Height 152 cm
Width 72 cm
Depth 33 cm
Depth with reading slope pulled out 59 cm

CONDITION

Please bear in mind that all our vintage and retro items have had a life before you purchase them (sometimes quite a long one!) therefore they will show signs of wear and use, these may include knocks, dents and scratches, bumps and scuffs which are commensurate with age and previous use. We never sell items that we wouldn’t be happy to have in our own homes and provide images detailing any significant damage or unusual wear. Please carefully read the details and examine the images prior to purchase. All our items have been thoroughly cleaned and de-greased, re-oiled and polished (where necessary) and are fit for purpose. If you’re unsure, or would like some more information, please contact us, we’re always happy to help.

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