Renaissance Revival Bookcase

Renaissance Revival Bookcase
Renaissance Revival Bookcase detail
enaissance Revival Bookcase detail
enaissance Revival Bookcase detail
enaissance Revival Bookcase detail
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17143
Building: 
Current Location: 
West Mezzanine
Floor: 
2nd
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a 5-section symmetrical Renaissance Revival bookcase with ornate carving, glass-faced cabinets, and 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 fronted with glass doors framed with ornate wood carving. The massiveness of the bookcase is balanced by well-integrated and articulate ornament, as well as the glass cabinet doors that reveal their contents, presenting themselves as the true power of the piece. The base protrudes past the cabinet doors, grounding the bookcase and giving the user the impression that they are elevating to the literature inside. 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