Counting-house Bookcases

Term used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries for relatively small and narrow bookcases, generally 3 feet wide and 3 feet high.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
19881
Names
counting-house bookcases
counting-house bookcase
counting house book cases
counting house book-cases
counting house bookcases
counting-house book-cases
kantoorkasten Dutch
kantoorkast Dutch
contadores Spanish
contador Spanish

More Definitions

Relatively small and narrow bookcases, often approximately 3 feet wide and 3 feet high, of the type used in the 18th and 19th century mercantile establishments for keeping account books.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300164429. The J. Paul Getty Trust.