Pair of Antique Cast Iron Archival Library Bookcases by Snead For Sale
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Pair of Antique Cast Iron Archival Library Bookcases by Snead


A rare pair of antique cast iron archival library bookcases designed by Angus McDonald and made by Snead. These impressive cast iron bookcases with adjustable steel shelves were the standard in the late 19th and early 20th century for library and archival storage, and were used by the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the NY Public Library, as well as many university libraries. Each set pictured has three bays, each bay has ten shelves, five on each side. This listing includes a pair of the three bay bookcases.


  • Creator
    Angus Snead MacDonald (Designer)
  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • Place of Origin
  • Dimensions
    H 84 in. x W 91 in. x D 17 in.H 213.36 cm x W 231.14 cm x D 43.18 cm
  • Seller Location
    Hudson, NY
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