19th Century French Black Painted and Gilt Wrought Iron Book Binding Press
This antique paper binding press was forged in France, circa 1860. The large Classic “Presse a Relier” made of solid iron is rectangular in shape and features two sides connected to the manual screw controlled by a wide top handle. This heavy tool is in very good working order for thick books, and adorns a rich patinated black finish with gilt painted motifs throughout. Decorate a shelf with this wonderful accessory in a study or library! In the old days, this kind of “Presses a Papier” were used to press the book’s sheets together before receiving a bookbinding. Weight 99 pounds. Measures: 20″ W x 10.25″ D x 13″ H.
|20" W x 10.25" D x 13" H
Mid 19th Century