Antique Bookcases

Antique Bookcases
Antique bookcases consist of a number of shelves some fixed others adjustable, open-fronted, glazed doors or sliding doors, usually with fitted locks. Antique bookcases rather than the much later reproduction open type, normally had cupboards which could store larger books on their side.
      Early antique bookcases were in the main made of oak, the oldest in England was late 16th century, being basic shelved galleries. The traditional glazed antique bookcase was being made in England around the mid 18th century, by some of our most famous cabinet makers Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) and later that century Thomas Sheraton (1751-1806).
      There are plenty of designs for antique bookcases, but one that stands out in my mind is the dual purpose pivot and post revolving bookcase. It was invented by an American John Danner in the third quarter of the 19th century and became popular in England in the late 19th/early 20th century.

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A superb pair of Victorian circa 1865 mahogany bookcases, made by R.Dodgson of Ulverston, stamped on the top right door. The two doors with original...
Our Price: £2850.00

An extremely useful Edwardian revolving bookcase /side table. The top is cross-banded with satinwood and ebony stringing, cabriole legs and a l...
Our Price: £745.00

A late Regency circa 1825 open rosewood bookcase with a gallery top, beneath are two fitted shelves with an inside depth of 11 in. and a book heigh...
Our Price: £0.00

A delightful simplistic Victorian bookcase c 1860 mahogany open top bookcase, fitted with four adjustable shelves. The base with a single shelf, enc...
Our Price: £1875.00

A late 19th century continental pine cupboard with two panelled doors with original working lock, the bearers that support the shelves fit into a ...
Our Price: £475.00

This splendid looking Victorian bookcase would have been originally built in situ, now the piece with a later top has six section boxes, one ...
Our Price: £2995.00

A wonderful stylish pair of  William IV-cum-early Victorian bookcases, the elegant well shaped carved pediment, centered by a spray of scroll...
Our Price: £2950.00