Thursday, February 13, 2014

From American Libraries Direct - Furniture!

Medieval book furniture
Jenny Weston writes: “This post is dedicated to lecterns and bookshelves, the essential furniture of the medieval book. Both of these items were regular companions of the book and they played an important role in supporting and protecting manuscripts. Lecterns are one of the most recognizable features of the church and were used by medieval readers to hold open their books during public readings. Many of them were beautifully carved or decorated to reflect the importance of the books they held.”...
Medieval Fragments, Feb. 7

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