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Baker Combination Bookcase

Baker Combination Bookcase


In the early days of Baker Furniture, their main product was a combination desk and bookcase, which sold 'two for $10'. The wood is oak and oak veneers; the stripe in the grain, a veneer, is quarter-sawn oak. The curved glass door protects the bookcase portion from dust; the desk portion has three drawers with the writing surface located behind the drop-down cover. The desk section has what is known as a bonnet top because of its rounded shape, like a lady's bonnet.


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TitleBaker Combination Bookcase

Ms. Ebenhack's great grandfather opened the Ebenhack & Son Furniture store in Chillicothe, Ohio about 1893. He ordered this desk from a Baker Furniture traveling salesman sometime after. It remains in her family.

CollectionSharon Ebenhack

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