Antique Georgian Bookcases were a piece of antique furniture only owned by the very wealthy as only the rich would own books during this period. They were grand freestanding pieces built to fit in as part of the architecture of the home, with the upper part glazed to display books and the lower part having drawers or blind cupboard doors to conceal the more scruffy looking paperwork. Quite often they would be large in size and break fronted, built in Mahogany with a scrolled pediment, designed by furniture designers such as Chippendale or Gillows of Lancaster. The Georgian antique bookcase is one of the more collected pieces, as it is so well built, useful and although simple in design they are still very stylish. A popular style was the bureau bookcase from this period as it combined book storage with a writing area and was frequently used in manor houses or offices. Georgian bookcases always has the best quality brass fittings, including swan neck handles along with bracket feet and lovely old, original wavy glass panels. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Georgian Bookcases for sale
Below are a few examples of Georgian Bookcases that we have sold, if any particular style looks of interest, let us know and we can try to find you something similar.
This Georgian mahogany antique bookcase dates from around 1800 and is of a lovely quality. It has a moulded cornice with dental moulding that sits above two astragal glazed doors whose moulded bars are elegantly shaped. The doors also retain a key and working lock while the interior has three adjustable shelves. The base is low waisted, the top part having a reeded edge, and sits above two mahogany lined drawers that display cock beading and oval brass handles. The piece stands on shaped bracket feet and splits into two sections, aiding transportation. The bookcase shows signs of originating from a much larger piece that has benefitted from being adapted during the Victorian period to this very desirable size and design.
This Attractive Georgian Mahogany Antique Bookcase On Cupboard dates from the Georgian period circa, 1800 it has a moulded cornice above two astragal glazed doors with brass key escutcheon and key with working lock. Each interior has two fixed shelves and the lower section has a rectangular moulded top above two cupboard doors with moulded edges as well as beautifully figured central panels again with a brass key escutcheon and key with working lock. The interior has one adjustable shelf and the bookcase stands on shaped bracket feet, splits into two sections for easy removal. This wonderful bookcase has been adapted to these unusual small proportions most likely in the Edwardian period making it very desirable indeed.
- Olivia Tobin,
Many thanks indeed for the positive experience of purchasing the bookcase on cupboard. The whole process has been very straightforward from my first email enquiry to the delivery which, thanks to your very helpful courier, took place smoothly this morning. The piece of furniture is exceedingly handsome and even better than it appeared in the online photographs. I shall certainly return to you whenever I am looking for items in the future.
Dear JamesJust to let you know that the bookcase arrived this morning as arranged. We are really pleased with it.Many thanks.Best wishesVikki
- Antique bookcase to Dorking,
Dear JamesThank you for the bookcase. It arrived safely and looks excellent.RegardsStephen