Le Louvre French Antiques

1400 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX 75207
214-742-2605 FAX: 214-742-2639
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Code 818-9
Circa 1890 Painted Cast Iron Book Press from Germany

This wonderful book press dates to the end of the 19th century and has been painted black with gold highlights. Each corner of the base has decorative motifs, and there are a total of 4 bolt holes that would have been used to secure it to a table during use. The wide screw type handle was used for clamping down on books and documents. Presses like this were also used as letter presses, which was a form of copying documents via ink transfer and special paper. Today, it can serve as a decorative accessory in an office, library, or anywhere else.

CONDITION: Very good condition with only minor losses to paint.

Height (closed)=12 1/2, 16 x 14
$780
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