Renaissance Revival Bookcase

Renaissance Revival Bookcase
Renaissance Revival Bookcase detail
enaissance Revival Bookcase detail
enaissance Revival Bookcase detail
Renaissance Revival Bookcase detail
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17143
Building: 
Current Location: 
West Mezzanine
Floor: 
2nd
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a five section symmetrical Renaissance Revival bookcase with ornate carving, glass-faced cabinets, with a wooden bust atop the central cabinet.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
140 inches
Width: 
24 inches
Height: 
90 inches
Description: 

This large-scale, Renaissance Revival style bookcase has five cabinet spaces with glass doors framed by ornate wood carvings. The massiveness of the bookcase is balanced by well integrated and articulate ornament. The glass cabinet doors reveal the contents thereby presenting themselves as the true power of the piece. The base protrudes past the cabinet doors of the bookcase. The bookcase is crowned by a trio of iconic figures in literature with a wooden bust of Shakespeare in the center and low reliefs of Lord Byron to the left and Washington Irving to the right.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes