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Shapland & Petter motto bookcase 2


Code: 10434

Another fine example of an oak Arts & Crafts “motto” open bookcase by Shapland & Petter of Barnstaple in Devon; this one with a repousse copper panel that reads, “The Sweet Serenity of Books”, The quotation comes from Morituri Salutamus; “The love of learning - The sequestered books and all the sweet serenity of books” by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). A similar bookcase is illustrated in the book on Shapland & Petter Ltd, p. 57 ill. 4.32 h: 56” d: 10.25” w: 47”