05 October 2007

Oak reception/work island available

Original furniture from the Berkeley Main Public Library.
Recently uncovered in BAHA’s carriage house is this ensemble of original oak furniture, custom-built for the Children’s Room of the Berkeley Main Public Library (James W. Plachek, architect, 1930) by San Francisco cabinetmaker Rudolph Brandlein.

The library gave these pieces to BAHA when it embarked on renovating and expanding the Main Library.

Included are a front desk/counter with two angled, detachable side-sections and a rear desk/work table. The set makes a wonderful work island, with cupboards, drawers, and varied work surfaces. Low-height counter tops accommodate adults and children alike.

BAHA would like to find a suitable home for this delightful artifact, which with a little TLC can be made to shine again (the restored cabinetry in the Main Library, also made by R. Brandlein & Co., is looking fabulous).

Ideal for a community or non-profit group engaged in serving the public. See additional photos and contact information.


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