Antique Library Bookcases of Grand Proportions.

Oak Victorian Antique Library Bookcase

Antique Library Bookcases are large pieces built to store a huge amount of books in amazing timbers like Burr walnut or Solid figured Mahogany. With the lavish lifestyles of the Georgian and Victorian Upper class homes, they produced antique furniture to impress. Furniture designers were coming up with superb larger new pieces of furniture with features displaying architectural themes. This would include the magnificent antique library bookcases, stately and stylish with quality brass fittings and unusual features. They were a grand example of 19th Century carpentry with glazed fronts, adjustable shelving and cleverly splits into several sections, aiding removal and transportation. This is a very impressive style of antique bookcase with simple but stylish lines and a fineness of finish only found in true quality pieces as they would have been originally hand french polished. This would build up a beautiful patina over time. Because of their grand proportions they offered massive storage space along with decorative and useful features such as a secretaire drawer. The best examples were break-fronted with carved corbels or pilasters, still retaining their original ‘wavy’ glass. Here on antiques world we have got some superb antique bookcases for sale including some very large impressive library bookcases. Have a look below at a few we have on offer or visit our shop to see lots more available.

Styles of Antique Library Bookcases

below are some examples of previous sold and if any look of interest please let us know as we can keep you informed of new exiting acquisitions that come in stock –

This Grand Arts & Crafts library bookcase constructed from the finest quality solid Oak timbers and made to very large proportions. The level of craftsmanship used in its construction is self evident and the fact that even the shelves and back boards are made from solid ash is testament to its quality. It has a decorative moulded cornice above four glazed doors with arched mouldings and beautifully hand carved corbels dividing the separate sections.

Grand Arts & Crafts Solid Oak Antique Library Bookcase

This Victorian Burr Walnut Antique Library Bookcase is extremely rare and unique.  It has a moulded break front cornice above three glazed doors with decorative beaded edge and elegant carved corbels, sitting on pilasters.  You would certainly be bowled over by the magnificence of this wonderful bookcase and the Burr Walnut has aged to a wonderful golden shade.

Burr Walnut Antique Library Bookcase

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