19th Century French Gun Barrel and Gilt Painted Wrought Iron Book Binding Press
This elegant paper binding press was forged in France, circa 1870. The Classic “Presse a Relier” made of solid iron is almost square in shape and features scrolled motifs on the facade, and the top is connected to the manual screw controlled by a wide top handle. This heavy tool is in excellent working order, and adorns a rich patinated gun barrel finish and gilt painted finish. Decorate a shelf with this wonderful accessory in a study or library! In the old days, this kind of device was used to press together the book’s sheets together before receiving a bookbinding. Book not included. Measures: 14″ W x 12″ D x 14″ H.
|Dimensions||12" W x 14" D x 14" H|
Mid 19th Century