Antique Georgian Bookcases were pieces of 18th Century antique furniture owned by the very wealthy, as only the rich would own a large collection of books during this period. They were grand freestanding pieces built to fit in as part of the architecture of the home, often made for manor houses, Libraries or offices. The upper part will always be glazed (often with astragal glazing bars) to display books and the lower part having drawers or blind cupboard doors. Antique Georgian Bookcases can be very large in size and in unusual shapes like the break front. They were built in Solid Mahogany or Oak and designed by master furniture designers such as Chippendale or Gillows of Lancaster. The level of craftsmanship used in their construction is self evident using only the best quality brass fittings, including swan neck handles, unusual scrolled pediments, having Grecian design mouldings and will stand on bracket feet or break-fronted plinths. It is always best to try to find these bookcases in original condition as possible with charming character from years of use along with the lovely old wavy glass panels that would have been produced by hand. Here at antiques world, we preserve the original finish and patina by lovingly restoring our antiques. This is done with traditional techniques and only using the finest quality bees waxes. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale or to see the full selection click here.