Antique Barristers Bookcases or ‘Layers Bookcase’ were first seen in The late 19th Century Victorian period and was usually stacking with cabinet glazed doors that open on a hinged mechanism, in the same design as the Globe Wernicke Bookcase or the Minty design. Antique Barristers Bookcases were designed to store books or other office documents and were commonly seen in solicitors offices, libraries or Schools in Britain. The beauty of this style of antique bookcase is the flexibility of being able to order them in any height as they simply stacked on top of each other. This meant you could have just one or several heights dependant on how much storage you needed. They are extremely collectable as they can house a large book collection and are quite a unique design. The smaller sections are ideal to provide a storage option for modern CDs or DVDs. The best examples were in Oak and Walnut and still retaining the original makers stamps. Other designs of bookcases were used in the office from the open fronted design to glazed bookcase on cupboards, to see our full selection please click here on our online shop. You can also have a look below at our small selection of Barrister design bookcases available for sale.