Lacquered steel shelves salvaged in Henri Van De Velde’s Book Tower in Ghent. 

The shelves have been produced by Moens under licence of SNEAD based in Louisville, Kentucky. These shelves closely resemble the first shelves produced for the opening of the library in 1937, but have probably been manufactured later. Angus Snead Macdonald and the company he founded revolutionised library design in the USA and the rest of the world. Their designs were crucial in moving the library system from one of closed, structural stacks, to open stacks that emphasise adjustability and which are still in use today. 

This shelf is made to be fixed on a wall. The product includes 2 side rails and 1 middle rail, 7 shelves, 14 side shelves and 4 bookends. Bolts & fixing screws are not included. 

Total height

215 cm

Total width

158 cm


29 cm

Good used condition. There are some scratches, chipped paint and glue traces. Dusty, needs to be cleaned.

Wall book shelf by Moens (Snead) from 'Book Tower' by Henri Van de Velde (ca. 1936) - 7 shelves

    barcode: 013FUR003

    Weight: 36.00 kg

    799.00 € 799.00 € / pc 799.0 EUR

    660.33 €

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