Antique Edwardian Bookcases
The Antique Edwardian Bookcase came in many different forms from very new designs like the Globe Wernicke stacking bookcase to the smaller revolving bookcase. The Edwardian cabinet maker also liked to add more traditional decoration, like the highly inlaid Sheraton revival designs, adding features like the swan neck pediment along with glazing bars. This period was the first time new woodworking machines were used by many cabinet makers so it was easier to produce grand designs but in a smaller scale, with more useful features for modern living. The Edwardian bookcase although was more heavily mass produced is actually still extremely well built using high quality timbers like Walnut, Satinwood, Oak and Mahogany and are very practical pieces of antique furniture. Originally they would have been highly french polished, still by hand and this means the finish over time ages with a lovely patina. Here at Antiques world, we clean, revive and wax this finish to a beautiful sheen. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.