Large Victorian Oak Antique Open Bookcase with Lion Head Carvings
This quality Large Victorian Oak, Antique Open Bookcase dates from ca. 1890. It has a figured rectangular moulded top sitting above a decoratively carved edge, with scrolls, birds, and central urn that would have been carefully hand carved by a skilled craftsman of the Victorian period. The top is finished with two detailed carved lion heads, sitting above reeded, moulded sides. The bookcase has four adjustable shelves with central divide and it stands on a moulded plinth, with turned bun feet and benefits from the original oak back boards. It has aged to a warm medium / dark shade of oak with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
Approximate dimensions are:
Height: 138 cm / 54.5 inches
Width: 156 cm / 61.5 inches
Depth: 37 cm / 14.5 inches
Ref No: 04975
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