Georgian mahogany folding bookrest made by Gates of Church Street & Crown Street, Brighton. An ingenious one piece folding bookrest, the design as illustrated by Ince & Mayhew, published in 1762. This example bears a maker’s label, Gates of Church Street, Brighton and hand written mention on label of Crown Street. This is as illustrated in Pinto p.251 plate B282 and dates to circa 1800.
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