An Impressive Australian Four Door Cedar Bookcase C.1880

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A large and impressive four door cedar open shelf bookcase in all original condition. The base and top are made of solid cedar, including the shelves. It was made for the original Bendigo Post Office in 1880, and has been in storage there for many years. 

The remnants of the original leather pelmets (book protectors) are attached to each shelf. It comes apart in two pieces, the base and top shelving. The base has four doors with the original paper labels marked "Gazettes 1887 - 1892" that were most likely applied in the late 1800s. The shelves show the marks where old volumes have been pushed in and pulled out over decades. 
This is a unique piece of Australian cedar furniture.

Height: 251 cm
Width: 191 cm
Depth: 53 cm
Shelf depth: 29 cm

CONDITION:
Excellent original condition. 
It has had some minor modification to the plinth on the left hand side and the pelmut on the left hand side, where someone has cut it in order to fit it into a wall space. 
 



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