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This Authentic Models Man of Eight Bookcase is an exact replica of a late 19th century eight-man racing boat prow that would have once cut through the rippling waters of the inland Thames, before being turned into a bookcase of beauty.
The hand-built wood planks on frame are completed with a distressed French finish, where at least five coats of varnish have been applied, with sanding in between. The idea is to create a rich coat that, together with applications of subtle patinas and mixed waxes, results in an aged and lived-in look. This bookcase is ideal for a traditional, gentleman's office or living room, where vintage books and objects of interest can be displayed with pride.
It has long been a hallowed tradition with Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale to transform long, narrow and fast wooden racers into beautiful bookcases when their racing days are over. The sections are then cut up when the boat is retired and used to adorn the halls and bars of University clubs and fraternities around the world. In its racing days these bookcases would have been oared by the upper class elite of the day; the rich, privileged and admired, as well as the highly athletic, and then in its bookcase days they would have been perused by the most academic and intelligent in the land.
Honour sporting, academic and creative excellence with this exquisite Man of Eight Bookcase by Authentic Models.
Product Code: MF007 Brand: Authentic Models Material: Mahogany Colour: Brown Furniture Type: Bookcase
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Regular Price: £695.00
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