We sometimes get some very unusual antique bookcases for sale by the manufacturer Globe Wernicke, in oak, mahogany or occasionally walnut called antique Globe Wernicke Bookcases. Globe-Wernicke was first established in 1899 when Otto Wernicke, owner of Wernicke Furniture Co bought the Globe Company. Wernicke also acquired the Fred Macey Co which also made the well known stacking barrister bookcases like the ones we very often have for sale. Globe Wernicke was the main maker and supplier of this type of stacking bookcase until it fell into receivership in 1932 because of the Depression but then it re opened in 1934. Globe Wernicke had factories building furniture in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France and Germany. They were very well known for quality and craftsmanship, but mostly known for their stacking book shelves, that can be adapted to fit together to form a bookcase which could either be all of the same measurements or which could be re-arranged by the insertion of units of different depths and heights. They also can have writing sections, glass sections or cupboards that can fit together making your own unique design. If you are interested in Globe Wernicke Bookcases for sale have a look at our bookcase section to see the current models available.
Antique Bookcases for sale
Recently Sold Antiques
Previous examples we have had for sale –
Antique Globe-Wernicke Edwardian Oak Bookcase, Dating from around 1900 this genuine stacking Globe-Wernicke bookcase is a classic Edwardian piece constructed from oak. With two of the original makers labels this stacking bookcase is made up of four display sections in total. Each section having a glazed door that lifts and slides back using the original brass handle. It has a simple moulded top and is finished with a shaped moulded plinth. As one would expect, due to its design, it is relatively easy to move as it can be split into a total of six sections. The oak has aged to a rich warm medium shade with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
Antique Five Height Globe-Wernicke Oak Bookcase, Dating from around 1930 this Art Deco stacking Globe-Wernicke design bookcase is a classic piece constructed from oak and features the original globe wernicke stamps. This stacking bookcase is made up of five display sections in total. Each section having a glazed door that lifts and slides back using a brass handle. As one would expect, due to its design, it is relatively easy to move as it can be split into several sections.
other similar designs include –
Antique Edwardian Walnut ‘Inglesants’ Sectional Bookcase. Currently an extremely desirable piece, this antique sectional bookcase is made from walnut by the makers ‘Inglesants’ and dates from around 1900. This stacking bookcase has a moulded top above four bookcase sections all with glazed fronts and original brass handles. Each section has the original makers stamp of ‘Inglesants’. These sectional antique bookcases have many uses and not only for books. They can be used for anything ranging from simple display cabinets to drinks cabinets and even shoe cabinets creating beautiful displays of fashionable designer footwear. This particular bookcase has aged to a lovely warm shade of walnut with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
Bookcase arrived on the stroke of seven, despite being a very heavy item the men successfully got it in situ with no fuss and very professionally. Their manner and expertise reflect well on your company. Item looks great. thanks,Tony
Good afternoon James,This is just to let you know that our bookcase arrived safely this afternoon and looks very well in it’s new place. We are very pleased. Kind regards, Derek
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Hi James.The bookshelf just came in, driven by two nice & kind men. All perfect, 100 % satisfaction.Be sure I’ve placed you in my bookmarks … sooner or later I want to change my desk with a mahogany one … Thanks & regards