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Vintage Ercol Model 361 ‘Baby Giraffe’ Trolley Bookcase

The much sought-after and highly prized Ercol Windsor ‘Baby Giraffe’ mobile bookcase,  Model 361.  This iconic piece was designed by Lucian Ercolani in the late fifties and and manufactured in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire specifically between 157 – 1972. Made in solid British elm with beech legs and uprights, there are two tiers of open shelving for books, plants or displaying your treasures. It sits on its original castors so can be moved into position wherever it’s needed and can serve as a low, neat space divider. Beautifully crafted with trademark Ercol details including hammer shaft joints and beech spindle bars. This is a truly stylish item of heirloom, mid-century  furniture.

SKU: M179


This is an original, used piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in excellent, restored, vintage condition. The solid elm shelves and beech uprights have been thoroughly cleaned and then carefully restored – a slow, patient process that involves gentle sanding back the original finish before coats of satin Osmo oil are applied. It’s then been polished to give a hard-wearing, durable finish. There are still some age-related marks here and there including some very faint, small speckles on the spindles. Removing them through further sanding or bleaching would’ve been too invasive so we’ve left them alone and as you can see they are barely noticeable – minor blemishes like this are to be expected with a vintage piece of this age. The original castors are on good order with some aging patination to the metal (see our photos) but they move freely. It is solid and sturdy with no evidence of any damage or repair. The blue Ercol label which is  affixed underneath the top shelf and dates this to the 1960s.

H: 71cm /  W: 91cm / D: 32cm
Lower Inside Shelf H: 35.5 / Upper Inside Shelf H: 24cm




Additional information

Weight 1 kg