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As part of our range of genuine Antique Office Furniture we source fine Antique Bookcases to complement our range of antique desks and antique writing tables. We focus on very high quality small open bookcases since we have found over the years that these are the most popular types for Clients looking to furnish their Home Office. Fully restored, these bookcases are versatile and a good source of extra storage for the home office or study.
STOCK NOTES: ENGLISH ANTIQUE OPEN BOOKCASES
Description: An English Antique Open Bookcase offers three or four shelves - usually adjustable with a frieze and/or pediment over the shelves. The flat top occasionally has a gallery or decoration. Antiquedesks.net only stock smaller free-standing open bookcases.
Sizes: Typically small English Antique Open Bookcases range in width from 35"" (91cm) moving in 6" increments up to 60" (153cm). Very occasionally bookcases of 72" (183cm) will be stocked. Depth can vary from 10" (25cm) up to 18" (46cm).
Woods: English Antique Open Bookcases were commonly made from Mahogany, Oak and Walnut.
Ages: Good examples of fine English Antique Open Bookcases can be found dating from the early part of the 19thC (early 1800's) (Georgian, William IV, Regency), through the Victorian period and into the early years of the 20thC (Edwardian, George V and George VI)
Configurations: English Antique Open Bookcases can be found in various configurations. Some have adjustable shelves others have fixed shelves at varying spacing. Occasionally the bookcase will have a drawer or cupboard at the bottom or top. Varying degrees of decoration can be found
Prices: Prices for good quality fully restored English Antique Open Bookcases start at around £600 and go up to £2,000, or more, for a high quality bookcase of excellent provenance.