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Popular design in the early 20th century, the book stand has very nicely detailed women on both ends surrounded by flowing Art Nouveau lines. The book rack measures approximately 6 1/2 inches wide x 4 1/2 inches high. I've seen these in 2 sizes -- and this is a smaller size -- and can fit anywhere. It can extend from 8 1/2 inches to 15 inches long. The brass slide bars are located on the lower part of the ends and a magnet sticks to the end pieces (most likely for weight) but does not stick to the connecting rods. This indicates that the end pieces are probably cast iron with a fine brass coating. The bookstand is in very good condition with minimal age wear.
I have not cleaned this -- just needs a good polishing! Again, wonderful condition for its age. One of my favorites. Saw on eBay and Ruby Lane for more than $150 so pricing the same since this is in wonderful condition.