Man of Eight Bookcase
This handsome bookcase is an exact replica of the prow of a 19th Century
man-of-eight, just like those of racing teams from Oxford, Cambridge, Yale
and Harvard. The sleek man-of-eights were so beloved by the athletes
who manned them, when a craft was retired, it was cut into sections and
transformed into bookcases. These beautiful bookcases are to be found
in fraternities and halls around the world, often accompanied by hanging
oars that are signed and painted with team crests and dates of memorable
racing events. Standing over seven feet tall, hand-built wood planks
on frame with distressed French finish, this bookcase tucks well into narrow
spaces and provides generous space for books and objects of interest.
Recalls a charming tradition of a racing sport that was accessible to the
Shipping Weight: 39 lbs.
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