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18 January 2018
ANTIQUE BOOKCASES


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Exceptionally Large Set Of Bespoke Made Antique Pine Library Bookcase Cabinets
Exceptionally large set of antique pine library bookcase cabinets.

An extremely large set of antique pine bookcase cabinets. They have the provenance of coming from a local Sheriff Court, and we date them to the 1900's.

The bookcases come in five main large sections with their skirting boards, mouldings and cornices. Due to it's bespoke design, this bookcase would need to be installed by a suitable carpenter. We have additional panels of antique pine which could be supplied at no extra cost, with which to tailor the bookcase ends to your exact requirements.

The bookcases are lettered A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J & K. They have three differing depths and three sections create an attractive break front design.

The bookcase doors have brass lattice work with linen fold green curtains to the rear. They would have likely been glazed originally, and have had this lattice work to replace the glass in order to protect the books from sunlight.

The doors are fitted with working locks (keys supplied). Doors A - D are of a standard side hinged design and doors E - H are of a double-hinged design, whereby the two inner doors are hinged to the two outer doors.

The interiors are fitted with height adjustable shelves which sit on small metal pegs housed in a series of holes in the sides of the cabinet.

Each bookcase has an overall height of 102" (259cm).

Bookcase A - B has a width of 107.5" (273cm) and a depth of 14.5" (37cm). The shelves are 53" (135cm) wide by 12" (31cm) deep.

Bookcase C - D has a width of 103.5" (263cm) and a depth of 14.5" (37cm). The shelves are 49" (125cm) wide by 12" (31cm) deep.

Bookcase E - F has a width of 100" (254cm) and a depth of 17" (cm). The shelves are 48" (122cm) wide by 13.5" (35cm) deep.

Bookcase G - H has a width of 100" (254cm) and a depth of 21" (cm). The shelves are 48" (122cm) wide by 17.5" (45cm) deep.

Bookcase J - K has a width of 100" (254cm) and a depth of 17" (cm). The shelves are 48" (122cm) wide by 13.5" (35cm) deep.

The cornice adds an additional 4" (10cm) of depth to each section.

This lovely antique pine court/library bookcase has been constructed to a very high standard and it remains in very good solid condition. There are some minor spots of wear and usage marks, and some marks where they were taken out of the court house.

This set of library bookcases remains as impressive and majestic as when it was originally built. It will surely prove to be an exceptional talking point and provide an excellent amount of storage space for years to come.
Price: £15,995





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Attractive Large Oak Four Door Bookcase Cabinet On Barley Twist Legs
Attractive large vintage oak bookcase cabinet on barley twist legs.

A lovely vintage oak bookcase cabinet. We date this bookcase cabinet to the early 20th century.

The bookcase comes as a single section so please be aware regarding access etc.

The bookcase has six barley twist legs and there are support rails joining the legs.

The doors are glazed with glass panes with a four door design. The central two doors are slightly protruding giving a slight breakfront. The doors are fitted with locks, key supplied. The bookcase front has a blind carved fretwork running its length at the top with a beaded design running vertically beside the doors.

The bookcase has an overall height of 49.5" (126cm), a width of 73" (186cm) and a depth of 15" (38cm).

This lovely oak bookcase remains in very good solid condition with only very minor surface markings commensurate with age and usage. There are some minor usage marks to the top surface and the front support rail has some minor wear.

This remains a very stylish and elegant oak bookcase cabinet. It could house a good sized collection of books etc. It will continue to provide good service for many years to come.

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Delivery Costs

Collection in Person - Free

Glasgow, Edinburgh & Local area - 40

England & Wales - 70

Northern Ireland - 125
Price: £495





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Attractive Large Antique Edwardian Mahogany Glazed Door Bookcase Cabinet
Attractive Edwardian mahogany bookcase cabinet.

A lovely antique Edwardian mahogany bookcase. We date this cabinet to the very early 20th century.

The bookcase is supplied in two sections. The top section screws to the bottom for security.

The bookcase cabinet sits on splayed bracket feet.

The top section doors are glazed with glass panes housed in glazing strips forming a pleasing geometric pattern. The right hand door is fitted with a working lock (key supplied).

The top section has an integral cornice with a greek key style moulding running its length. There is blind fretwork carving on the top plinth.

The interior is supplied with three height adjustable shelves which sit on metal pegs on either side.

The bottom section features two short drawers over a double side hinged door cupboard.

The drawers are fitted with decorative drop handle mounted on shapely pierced backplates.

The right hand door is fitted with a working lock (operated by the same supplied key). The left hand door is secured with a side mounted bottom lever bolt.

The bookcase has an overall height of 79" (201cm), a width of 44" (112cm) and a depth of 15" (38cm).

This lovely Edwardian mahogany bookcase cabinet remains in good solid condition with only very minor surface markings commensurate with age and usage, including some minor indentations and spots of wear to the finish at some edges. There is a very slight age split to the panel on the lower right hand door and the finish has mellowed slightly over time. Some of the fretwork moulding has been replaced at some point in the past on the outer sides and there is a small sliver of wood missing from the rear of the cornice on the outer left hand side, there is an old repair to the other rear side of the cornice. The top section centre door moulding has been replaced at some point in the past.

This remains a very stylish and elegant antique Edwardian mahogany bookcase cabinet. It could house a good sized collection of books or object's d'art etc. It will continue to provide sterling service for many years to come.

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Delivery Costs

Collection in Person - Free

Glasgow, Edinburgh & Local Area - 40

England & Wales - 70

Northern Ireland - 125
Price: £365





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Attractive Large Wide Tall Simple Vintage Rustic Pine Open Shelves Bookcase
Attractive large rustic pine open shelf floor standing bookcase.

A lovely vintage pine open shelf bookcase. We date this bookcase to the first half of the 20th century.

The bookcase comes as a single section so please be aware with regards to access, corners etc.

The bookcase sits on four bracket feet.

The bookcase has a height of 46.5" (118cm), a width of 62.5" (158cm) and a depth of 10" (26cm).

This lovely rustic pine bookcase remains in very good solid condition with only minor surface markings commensurate with age and usage, including some minor indentations, marks and stains to the finish. There is a bit of wear to the finish on the top surface with some minor ring marks and some slightly worn areas.

This remains a simple yet stylish and elegant rustic pine open shelf bookcase which could house a good collection of books etc. It will continue to provide good service for many years to come.

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Delivery Costs

Collection in Person - Free

Glasgow, Edinburgh & Local Area - 40

England & Wales - 70

Northern Ireland - 125
Price: £265





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QUALITY VERY LARGE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED OAK GLAZED 5 DOOR BOOKCASE CABINET
ATTRACTIVE VERY LARGE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED OAK GLAZED BREAKFRONT BOOKCASE CABINET.

A LOVELY VICTORIAN OAK BOOKCASE CABINET. WE DATE THIS BOOKCASE TO THE LATE 19th CENTURY.

THIS IS AN ATTRACTIVE, HIGH QUALITY BOOKCASE. THE INTERNAL PANELS HAVE BEEN MADE FROM SOLID MAHOGANY, THIS INCLUDES THE DRAWER LININGS AND SHELVES ALSO.

THE BOOKCASE COMES IN FIVE SECTIONS: THE LARGE BASE SECTION, THREE GLAZED BOOKCASE SECTIONS AND A SEPARATE CORNICE.

THE BASE SITS ON A SLIGHTLY PROTRUDING PLAIN PLINTH BASE AND IS RAISED UP ON RECESSED CASTORS, ALTHOUGH THESE APPEAR TO BE ORIGINAL, THEY CAN BE REMOVED IF REQUIRED.

THE CORNICE IS OF STEPPED DESIGN WITH TWO ROWS OF DETAILED CARVING RUNNING ITS LENGTH. THE CORNICE HAS THREE REMOVABLE CRESTING RAILS THAT SIT ON DOWELS AND ARE ALSO DECORATIVELY CARVED.

THE FRONT OF THE UPPER BOOKCASE HAS FIVE SIDE HINGED GLAZED DOORS. THE DOORS ARE FITTED WITH DECORATIVE CAST DROP LOOP HANDLES MOUNTED ON SHAPELY EMBOSSED BACK PLATES. THESE DOORS ARE FITTED WITH WORKING LOCKS (KEY SUPPLIED).

THE INTERIOR OF EACH BOOKCASE SECTION IS FITTED WITH THREE HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE FULL WIDTH WOODEN SHELVES. THE SHELVES SIT ON WOODEN RAILS HOUSED IN A SERIES OF SLOTS IN THE SIDE PANELS.

THE BASE CABINET COMPRISES OF THREE DRAWERS OVER SIDE HINGED DOOR CUPBOARDS.

THE DRAWERS ARE FITTED WITH DECORATIVE CAST DROP LOOP HANDLES MOUNTED ON SHAPELY EMBOSSED BACKPLATES. THEY ARE FITTED WITH WORKING LOCKS (KEY SUPPLIED). THERE IS A RECESSED CARVED PANEL BETWEEN THE HANDLES ON ALL THE DRAWERS.

THE CUPBOARD DOORS HAVE CARVED RECESSED PANELS. THE DOORS ARE FITTED WITH DECORATIVE CAST DROP LOOP HANDLES MOUNTED ON SHAPELY EMBOSSED BACK PLATES. THESE DOORS ARE FITTED WITH WORKING LOCKS (KEY SUPPLIED). THE CENTRAL DOOR HAS A PAIR OF CARVED SEA SERPENTS TO THE LOWER PANEL.

THE PANELS UP THE EDGES OF THE BOOKCASE AND CORNERS OF THE BREAKFRONT ARE ALSO ATTRACTIVELY CARVED, THERE ARE LION MASKS TO THE TOPS OF THE BASE SECTION.

THE BOTTOM CUPBOARDS ARE FITTED WITH SINGLE FULL WIDTH WOOD SHELVES. THE SHELVES SIT ON WOOD RAILS AT EITHER SIDE.

THE BOOKCASE HAS A HEIGHT OF 107" WITH A BASE HEIGHT OF 37.5", A WIDTH OF 98" AND A BASE DEPTH OF 28".

THE OUTER INTERIOR SHELVES ARE 32" WIDE BY 11" DEEP AND CAN BE ADJUSTED IN 1" INCREMENTS. THE CENTRAL SHELVES ARE 22" WIDE BY 14" DEEP.

THE OUTER DRAWERS ARE 4" HIGH BY 30" WIDE. THE CENTRAL DRAWER IS 18" WIDE.

THE OUTER CUPBOARDS ARE 24.5" HIGH BY 34" WIDE BY 21" DEEP. THE SHELF SITS 12" INSIDE. THE CENTRAL CUPBOARD IS 24.5" HIGH BY 22" WIDE BY 24" DEEP, THE SHELF IS ALSO 12" HIGH.

THIS LOVELY VICTORIAN OAK BOOKCASE CABINET HAS BEEN CONSTRUCTED TO A VERY HIGH STANDARD AND REMAINS IN VERY GOOD SOLID CONDITION WITH ONLY VERY MINOR SURFACE MARKINGS COMMENSURATE WITH AGE AND USAGE. THERE ARE A FEW SMALL INDENTS AND MINOR AREAS OF WEAR TO SOME EDGES AND THE CORNICE HAS A FEW TINY SLIVERS MISSING FROM SOME EDGES.

THIS REMAINS A VERY STYLISH AND ELEGANT VICTORIAN GLAZED BOOKCASE CABINET WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE STERLING SERVICE FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.

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DELIVERY COSTS

COLLECTION IN PERSON - FREE

GLASGOW, EDINBURGH & LOCAL AREA - 40

ENGLAND & WALES - 80

NORTHERN IRELAND - 155
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Small Antique Arts & Crafts Mahogany Lead Glazed Bureau Bookcase Cabinet
Attractive mahogany lead glazed door arts & crafts bureau bookcase.

A lovely antique mahogany arts & crafts bureau bookcase. We date this bookcase to the early 20th century.

The bookcase comes as a single section so please be aware with regards to access etc.

The top bookcase section has a two glazed doors with glass panes housed in lead glazing strips forming an art nouveau style pattern.

The right hand glazed door is fitted with a working lock (key supplied). This area houses a central shelf.

There is a bureau section in the centre and the interior is fitted with various pigeon holes and drawers. The drop flap has an attractive inlaid frame and it is fitted with a lock (key supplied).

The lower section of the bookcase has four drawers and a small cupboard. The drawers are fitted with very attractive drop handles mounted on decorative pierced backplates.

The bookcase has an overall height of 69" (175cm), a base width of 36.5" (93cm) and a base depth of 19" (48cm).

This lovely large arts & crafts mahogany bureau bookcase remains in very good solid condition with only very minor surface markings commensurate with age and usage. The finish has mellowed very slightly over time.

This remains a very stylish and elegant large arts & crafts bureau bookcase which will continue to provide good service for many years to come.

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Delivery Costs

Collection in Person - Free

Glasgow, Edinburgh & Local Area - 40

England & Wales - 70

Northern Ireland - 125
This item has been sold





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Attractive Neatly Sized Antique Victorian Mahogany Glazed Door Bookcase Cabinet
Attractive large antique Victorian mahogany bookcase cabinet.

A lovely Victorian mahogany bookcase cabinet. We date this bookcase to the mid 19th century.

The bookcase is supplied in two sections: The top glazed door section and the bottom cupboard section.

The cabinet sits on a slightly protruding plain plinth base on bun feet. The top has an integral peaked cornice.

The top doors are glazed with single glass panes. The top doors are fitted with working locks (key supplied).

The interior is fitted with four height adjustable wood shelves, two to each side. The interior of the top section has been lined in a blue material.

The bottom section consists of a double side hinged door cupboard. The interior is fitted with two adjustable shelves to each side. There are locks to each side (keys supplied).

The cabinet has an overall height of 71.5" (182cm), a main table height of 34.5" (88cm), a width of 38.5" (98cm), a base depth of 18.5" (47cm) and a top depth of 14.5" (37cm).

This lovely Victorian mahogany bookcase cabinet remains in very good solid condition with only very minor surface markings commensurate with age and usage. The top surface of the lower section has some minor marks and indents to the top surface and there are a few small veneer chips around the base section above the feet.

This remains a very stylish and elegant Victorian mahogany bookcase cabinet. It will continue to provide sterling service for many years to come.

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Delivery Costs

Collection in Person - Free

Glasgow, Edinburgh & Local Area - 40

England & Wales - 70

Northern Ireland - 125
This item has been sold



 

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