Moving Libraries

Period term used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries for fairly small bookcases, generally between three and four feet high, set on castors to facilitate their easy movement.

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Go Historic ID
20268
Names
moving libraries
moving library
bookcases, movable
bookcases, portable library
libraries, moving
library bookcases, portable
movable bookcases
portable library bookcases
portable library book-cases
bewegende bibliotheken Dutch
bewegende bibliotheek Dutch
librerías giratorias Spanish
librería giratoria Spanish

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Fairly small bookcases, generally between three and four feet high, set on castors to facilitate their easy movement, of a style popular in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300172207. The J. Paul Getty Trust.