The revolving bookstand was once thought to be a music stand allowing a small group of musicians could gather around it when playing. Other scholars believe that Jefferson designed the bookstand for himself allowing him to hold several books open at the same time, without spreading them across a table.
The original Book Stand is believed to have been built in the Monticello joinery based on Jefferson’s drawings, and was constructed of solid walnut.
The Revolving Book Stand symbolizes Jefferson’s life-long passion for books, and is yet another great contribution to historic craftsmanship. For pricing information, please visit our Pricing page.