Antique Globe-Wernicke Bookcase

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. The Globe Wernicke company was well known for its quality and craftsmanship, but mostly known for their stacking book shelves. These antique bookcases could fit together to create different heights, also could have writing sections, glass sections or cupboards making your own unique design. If you are interested in Globe Wernicke Bookcases for sale have a look at our bookcase section on our website or to see previous examples we have sold, see below.

Antique Barristers Bookcases

Antique Barristers Bookcases or ‘Layers Bookcase’ were first seen in The late 19th Century Victorian period. They were designed to store books or other office documents and were commonly seen in solicitors offices, libraries or Schools in Britain. This is where Globe-Wernicke got their inspiration. They are extremely collectable as they can house a large book collection and are quite a unique design.

Styles of Globe Wernicke Bookcase

This Spectacular Edwardian Antique Globe Wernicke Double Antique Barristers Bookcase dates from around 1910 and is extremely unusual due to it having double door sections and leaded glass.

Spectacular Edwardian Antique Globe Wernicke Double Antique Barristers Bookcase
Spectacular Edwardian Antique Globe Wernicke Double Antique Barristers Bookcase

This Spectacular Golden Oak design has four Graduating Stacking Sections and the Original leaded glass along with small brass handles.

Spectacular Golden Oak Antique Edwardian Globe Wernicke Stacking Bookcase
Spectacular Golden Oak Antique Edwardian Globe Wernicke Stacking Bookcase

This Antique Globe-Wernicke Edwardian Oak Bookcase dates from around 1900 with two of the original makers labels. This stacking bookcase is made up of four display sections in total.

Antique Globe-Wernicke Edwardian Oak Bookcase
Antique Globe-Wernicke Bookcase

This is a later Art Deco five height model, a classic piece constructed from Oak and features the original badge.

Art Deco Five Height Globe-Wernicke Oak Bookcase
Art Deco Five Height Globe-Wernicke Oak Bookcase

other similar designs include –

Walnut ‘Inglesants’ Sectional Bookcase, currently an extremely desirable piece and dates from around 1900. 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.

Walnut ‘Inglesants’ Sectional Bookcase
‘Inglesants’ Sectional Bookcase

115 responses

  1. Darren avatar
    Darren

    Hello, I have recently been given a 6 stack (stepped 2 +4) oak Globe and Wernicke elastic book case I n good working condition with all knobs and rollers and scissor arms. It has a waterfall top and the solid base. 1 pane of glass is missing. All metal bandings are present and each section has the label present in the rear section. The base beam has patent stencilled in to it.
    I am wanting to sell this unit and wondered f you might be interested? It looks like it is in totally original condition.

    Regard, Darren

    1. admin avatar
      admin

      Hi
      If you can please email pictures and let me know where you live I can pass this onto my buyer
      Kind regards
      James

  2. Fauhn Schierer avatar
    Fauhn Schierer

    I have a Globe Wernicke barrister’s book case with 3 sections plus the drawer at the bottom and the top. How can I find out how old it is and what it would be worth?

    1. admin avatar
      admin

      Hi
      Thank you for your email, for advice or valuations on antiques please visit the following link

      https://antiquesworld.co.uk/valuing-antiques/

      Kind regards
      James

    2. james jeffcoat avatar
      james jeffcoat

      An antique is only worth, what somone is willing to pay for it.

  3. Heather avatar
    Heather

    I have 4 globe wet ice bookcases I would like to sell
    Do you know anyone who might be interested

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      where do you live, are you local to us?
      Thanks
      James

      1. Diane Pearson avatar
        Diane Pearson

        Looks like people are looking to sell their Globe Warnicke’s
        I am also …I have a set of four 5!-stack in very good condition. I inherited them from my late husband who had them shipped from New York in 2008. I need to know where I can sell them. I’m in San Diego, CA

        1. James avatar
          James

          Hi
          Unfortunately we only buy in the UK so I can only think for you to try your local auctioneer or local antiques dealer
          Many thanks
          James

  4. Paul Thompson avatar
    Paul Thompson

    i have a 6 pc stacked bookcase. all original all glass in place with a bottom drawer. any info on value would be greatly appreciated.

    1. James avatar
      James

      Please see
      https://antiquesworld.co.uk/blog/valuing-antiques/
      for tips on valuing antiques
      Kind regards
      James

  5. Osy avatar
    Osy

    I have a Globe like Bookcase, stacking, no tags. Only thing, it has doors that open like a normal book case ?
    any help? Osy

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      There were many cabinet makers who copied the Globe design and adapted them for their clients, like adding doors etc.
      Thanks
      James

  6. Roxann Bilger avatar
    Roxann Bilger

    Does anyone have any ideas about who manufactured the bookcases custom-sized for the Oxford World’s Classics series books? I have seen early 20th century adverts for the bookcases (in Fumed Oak, Hazel Pine or Mahogany, from “the best cabinet make”). Makes sense that it would have been an English (and London-based) manufacturer. Sounds like something Globe Warnicke might have done.
    Thank you.

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      Sorry not sure on this one, if it was by Globe Wernicke then it would have their stamp on the back
      Thanks
      James

      1. Roxann Bilger avatar
        Roxann Bilger

        Hi – The problem s I have never actually seen an Oxford World’s Classics custom bookcase. So I can’t tell if it has a GW stamp on the back.

        I feel sure these bookcases are around.

  7. chris fowler avatar
    chris fowler

    hi… i have one of these bookcases i’d like to sell… its only 2 stacks though

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      We only buy taller stacks with at least 4 sections, sorry
      James

  8. Tad avatar
    Tad

    I have an early 4 stack without doors. Know where I can find some pull out doors

    1. James avatar
      James

      Sorry, im not sure
      Thanks
      James

  9. Brad Schultz avatar
    Brad Schultz

    I have a four section case label inside has Globe Wernicke
    Size D-8 1/2 Grade 598
    Looking to sell any help would be great
    Thanks
    Brad

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      You are welcome to send me a picture and I can see if it is of interest to us
      Thanks
      James

  10. a avatar
    a

    I have a 3 cabinet bookcase that is pattern 809, finish 3017 1/2. Can you tell me more about the finish and year of production based on that information?

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      I would need to see this in the flesh to offer advice on the year and finish, sorry
      James

  11. Marilyn Lewandowski avatar
    Marilyn Lewandowski

    I purchased a 3 stack bookcase by globe wernicke. It says it was manufactured in Cincinnati Ohio. It’s pattern is 711 and it’s grade is 2299 1/2. I wondered if you could tell me how old it might be or who I could contact. Thanks.

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      we have an interesting article to help people who are looking for advice or valuations of antiques
      Please see
      https://antiquesworld.co.uk/blog/valuing-antiques/

  12. Rick young avatar
    Rick young

    I have a 3 stack Globe-Wernike size D-8 1/2 grade 299 top , a secretary center, and a size D 12 1/4 grade 299 on bottom. It is all and in great condition, original glass , hardware including the lock in the secretary door , and finish. What i need to know is when built approximately, how many, and a possible value. I cant find ANY comparison.” HELP”

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      unfortunately we do not offer a valuation service, but we do have an interesting article to help people who are looking for valuations of antiques
      Please see
      https://antiquesworld.co.uk/blog/valuing-antiques/
      for hints and tips

  13. Jennie avatar
    Jennie

    I have 2 of these bookcases that are 3 shelves each. Are they designed to be able to stack higher? Obviously with out the top and plinth which I would have to store.

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      Yes these were designed to stack higher so you can use as many sections as you want.
      Thanks
      James

  14. Eric Campbell avatar
    Eric Campbell

    The Globe-Wernicke Co. Sectional Bookcase Made in Cincinnati Standard C-X Drawer Base Pattern 136= Grade 299.

    Inside there is another tag saying Indian Territory No. 3438 Ill. Oil Co.

    Perfect Condition and is from a friend in Oklahoma.

    Bottom is a drawer. It has 5 sections and is curved at the top. I cannot find this exact model on any internet site. I would greatly appreciate any information. Thanks!

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      Its an american made model Cincinnati tag but not sure on the other, maybe its travelled around in its life as so many pieces of antique furniture did?
      Thanks
      James

  15. Jerry avatar

    This is a bit off this thread but I need a 3313 or 3314 model Globe-Wernicke walnut 278 1/2 374L top piece. If possible could you point me in the right direction. I have scoured ebay and other sites to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

    Jerry

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      Im not sure, I can only suggest to keep looking and also keep checking our website as we do get them in stock
      Thanks

  16. Trena Richardson avatar
    Trena Richardson

    I have a three tier bookshelf perfect condition wondering the value to see if I need to insure it

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      Thank you for your email, unfortunately we do not offer a valuation service, but we do have an interesting article to help people who are looking for valuations of antiques
      Please see
      https://antiquesworld.co.uk/blog/valuing-antiques/
      for hints and tips
      Kind regards
      James

  17. Elaine Parry avatar
    Elaine Parry

    A few years back. I purchased a beautiful Globe Wernicki. Barrister case. Yard sale $50. Love at first sight. Has 4 sections. Us a bottom section with a drawer. And a separate top section. Has your original tag inside. Chicago , A-C section. Art mission. Pattern#341. Grade 798 1/2. What’s it all mean. Can you help me

    1. James avatar
      James

      That sounds like a real bargain that you got for $50!!! The numbers will be the design numbers, so if you wanted more than one section, you would get the same design so they can stack together and be in the same timber etc.
      Thanks

  18. Grace avatar
    Grace

    I have a globe Werner sectional book case 3 tier…made in Cincinnati looking to sell…any reccomendations.

    Pattern 111…grade298 1/2
    All tags on unit

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      If you are in the UK you are welcome to email us pictures to see if we are interested to buy it. Otherwise maybe try your local antiques auction
      Thanks
      James

  19. Chris L avatar
    Chris L

    I have a Wernicke (not Globe-Wernicke) elastic bookcase in what I think is Mahogany. Made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Any idea what year it would have been made please?

    Thanks,
    Chris

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      It was probably from around 1900, but i would have to see it in the flesh to be certain
      Kind regards
      James

      1. Chris Lathey avatar
        Chris Lathey

        Thanks. Just found out it’s actually walnut!

        Many thanks,
        Chris

  20. Helen Buckland avatar
    Helen Buckland

    Hi I have a Globe Wernicke bookcase – but it has no glass doors and I can’t see anywhere they could have been attached – were some made without doors? I have been unable to find a picture without the doors

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      They always had doors so i think your doors must be missing
      Thanks
      James

  21. Gail Symes avatar
    Gail Symes

    Did Globe Wernicke produce any barrister bookcases with two knobs on each of the glass fronted drawers rather than one, or could this be a copy? I understand all original bookcases have a label but I’m going by a photo someone has sent me and it’s not clear. It has for stacks and looks to be oak.

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      Yes Globe Wernicke did produce barrister bookcases with two knobs on each of the glass fronted drawers but if it was an original it would have the stamp
      Thanks
      James

    2. Chris Lathey avatar
      Chris Lathey

      I have an early one with two knobs on each door.

  22. Gail Symes avatar
    Gail Symes

    *four stacks

  23. DENISE MCCORMICK avatar
    DENISE MCCORMICK

    I have a large selection of panels, shelves etc which would fit to produce several stacking bookcases. ie 60 ends ( 3 sizes, 29 glass fronts, bases, 29 shelves) in oak. would you be interested in purchasing them?

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      If you want to email pictures, your postcode and how much you are looking for, I can gladly take a look for you
      Thanks
      James

  24. DENISE MCCORMICK avatar
    DENISE MCCORMICK

    I have a large selection of panels, shelves etc which would fit to produce several stacking bookcases. ie 60 ends ( 3 sizes, 29 glass fronts, bases, 29 shelves) in oak. would you be interested in purchasing them?

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      If you want to email pictures, your postcode and how much you are looking for, I can gladly take a look for you
      Thanks
      James

  25. Paul Thompson avatar
    Paul Thompson

    i have a 6 pc stacked bookcase. all original all glass in place with a bottom drawer. any info on value would be greatly appreciated.

    1. James avatar
      James

      Please see
      https://antiquesworld.co.uk/blog/valuing-antiques/
      for tips on valuing antiques
      Kind regards
      James

  26. Chris L avatar
    Chris L

    I have a Wernicke (not Globe-Wernicke) elastic bookcase in what I think is Mahogany. Made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Any idea what year it would have been made please?

    Thanks,
    Chris

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      It was probably from around 1900, but i would have to see it in the flesh to be certain
      Kind regards
      James

      1. Chris Lathey avatar
        Chris Lathey

        Thanks. Just found out it’s actually walnut!

        Many thanks,
        Chris

  27. Elaine Parry avatar
    Elaine Parry

    A few years back. I purchased a beautiful Globe Wernicki. Barrister case. Yard sale $50. Love at first sight. Has 4 sections. Us a bottom section with a drawer. And a separate top section. Has your original tag inside. Chicago , A-C section. Art mission. Pattern#341. Grade 798 1/2. What’s it all mean. Can you help me

    1. James avatar
      James

      That sounds like a real bargain that you got for $50!!! The numbers will be the design numbers, so if you wanted more than one section, you would get the same design so they can stack together and be in the same timber etc.
      Thanks

  28. Gail Symes avatar
    Gail Symes

    *four stacks

  29. Helen Buckland avatar
    Helen Buckland

    Hi I have a Globe Wernicke bookcase – but it has no glass doors and I can’t see anywhere they could have been attached – were some made without doors? I have been unable to find a picture without the doors

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      They always had doors so i think your doors must be missing
      Thanks
      James

    2. Sadia avatar
      Sadia

      I have a Globe Wernicke writing or library table. I bought it few years ago. One of the drawers has the mark The Globe Wernicke Co. Ltd. Office & LIBRARY FURNISHERS LONDON. I looked online a Globe Wernicke tables. I couldn’t find them. Do you know if there were any Globe Wernicke writing tables ?

      Many thanks

      Sadia

      1. James avatar
        James

        Hi
        Yes we have had a few examples before. They did make tables, chairs, bookcases and filing cabinets. Basically any furniture needed in the office.
        I hope this helps
        James

  30. Gail Symes avatar
    Gail Symes

    Did Globe Wernicke produce any barrister bookcases with two knobs on each of the glass fronted drawers rather than one, or could this be a copy? I understand all original bookcases have a label but I’m going by a photo someone has sent me and it’s not clear. It has for stacks and looks to be oak.

    1. Chris Lathey avatar
      Chris Lathey

      I have an early one with two knobs on each door.

    2. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      Yes Globe Wernicke did produce barrister bookcases with two knobs on each of the glass fronted drawers but if it was an original it would have the stamp
      Thanks
      James

  31. Marilyn Lewandowski avatar
    Marilyn Lewandowski

    I purchased a 3 stack bookcase by globe wernicke. It says it was manufactured in Cincinnati Ohio. It’s pattern is 711 and it’s grade is 2299 1/2. I wondered if you could tell me how old it might be or who I could contact. Thanks.

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      we have an interesting article to help people who are looking for advice or valuations of antiques
      Please see
      https://antiquesworld.co.uk/blog/valuing-antiques/

  32. Darren avatar
    Darren

    Hello, I have recently been given a 6 stack (stepped 2 +4) oak Globe and Wernicke elastic book case I n good working condition with all knobs and rollers and scissor arms. It has a waterfall top and the solid base. 1 pane of glass is missing. All metal bandings are present and each section has the label present in the rear section. The base beam has patent stencilled in to it.
    I am wanting to sell this unit and wondered f you might be interested? It looks like it is in totally original condition.

    Regard, Darren

    1. admin avatar
      admin

      Hi
      If you can please email pictures and let me know where you live I can pass this onto my buyer
      Kind regards
      James

  33. Osy avatar
    Osy

    I have a Globe like Bookcase, stacking, no tags. Only thing, it has doors that open like a normal book case ?
    any help? Osy

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      There were many cabinet makers who copied the Globe design and adapted them for their clients, like adding doors etc.
      Thanks
      James

  34. Heather avatar
    Heather

    I have 4 globe wet ice bookcases I would like to sell
    Do you know anyone who might be interested

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      where do you live, are you local to us?
      Thanks
      James

  35. Roxann Bilger avatar
    Roxann Bilger

    Does anyone have any ideas about who manufactured the bookcases custom-sized for the Oxford World’s Classics series books? I have seen early 20th century adverts for the bookcases (in Fumed Oak, Hazel Pine or Mahogany, from “the best cabinet make”). Makes sense that it would have been an English (and London-based) manufacturer. Sounds like something Globe Warnicke might have done.
    Thank you.

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      Sorry not sure on this one, if it was by Globe Wernicke then it would have their stamp on the back
      Thanks
      James

      1. Roxann Bilger avatar
        Roxann Bilger

        Hi – The problem s I have never actually seen an Oxford World’s Classics custom bookcase. So I can’t tell if it has a GW stamp on the back.

        I feel sure these bookcases are around.

  36. Tad avatar
    Tad

    I have an early 4 stack without doors. Know where I can find some pull out doors

    1. James avatar
      James

      Sorry, im not sure
      Thanks
      James

  37. Fauhn Schierer avatar
    Fauhn Schierer

    I have a Globe Wernicke barrister’s book case with 3 sections plus the drawer at the bottom and the top. How can I find out how old it is and what it would be worth?

    1. admin avatar
      admin

      Hi
      Thank you for your email, for advice or valuations on antiques please visit the following link

      https://antiquesworld.co.uk/valuing-antiques/

      Kind regards
      James

    2. james jeffcoat avatar
      james jeffcoat

      An antique is only worth, what somone is willing to pay for it.

  38. Brad Schultz avatar
    Brad Schultz

    I have a four section case label inside has Globe Wernicke
    Size D-8 1/2 Grade 598
    Looking to sell any help would be great
    Thanks
    Brad

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      You are welcome to send me a picture and I can see if it is of interest to us
      Thanks
      James

  39. a avatar
    a

    I have a 3 cabinet bookcase that is pattern 809, finish 3017 1/2. Can you tell me more about the finish and year of production based on that information?

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      I would need to see this in the flesh to offer advice on the year and finish, sorry
      James

  40. Rick young avatar
    Rick young

    I have a 3 stack Globe-Wernike size D-8 1/2 grade 299 top , a secretary center, and a size D 12 1/4 grade 299 on bottom. It is all and in great condition, original glass , hardware including the lock in the secretary door , and finish. What i need to know is when built approximately, how many, and a possible value. I cant find ANY comparison.” HELP”

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      unfortunately we do not offer a valuation service, but we do have an interesting article to help people who are looking for valuations of antiques
      Please see
      https://antiquesworld.co.uk/blog/valuing-antiques/
      for hints and tips

  41. Jennie avatar
    Jennie

    I have 2 of these bookcases that are 3 shelves each. Are they designed to be able to stack higher? Obviously with out the top and plinth which I would have to store.

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      Yes these were designed to stack higher so you can use as many sections as you want.
      Thanks
      James

  42. Grace avatar
    Grace

    I have a globe Werner sectional book case 3 tier…made in Cincinnati looking to sell…any reccomendations.

    Pattern 111…grade298 1/2
    All tags on unit

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      If you are in the UK you are welcome to email us pictures to see if we are interested to buy it. Otherwise maybe try your local antiques auction
      Thanks
      James

  43. Trena Richardson avatar
    Trena Richardson

    I have a three tier bookshelf perfect condition wondering the value to see if I need to insure it

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      Thank you for your email, unfortunately we do not offer a valuation service, but we do have an interesting article to help people who are looking for valuations of antiques
      Please see
      https://antiquesworld.co.uk/blog/valuing-antiques/
      for hints and tips
      Kind regards
      James

  44. chris fowler avatar
    chris fowler

    hi… i have one of these bookcases i’d like to sell… its only 2 stacks though

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      We only buy taller stacks with at least 4 sections, sorry
      James

  45. Jerry avatar
    Jerry

    This is a bit off this thread but I need a 3313 or 3314 model Globe-Wernicke walnut 278 1/2 374L top piece. If possible could you point me in the right direction. I have scoured ebay and other sites to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

    Jerry

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      Im not sure, I can only suggest to keep looking and also keep checking our website as we do get them in stock
      Thanks

  46. Eric Campbell avatar
    Eric Campbell

    The Globe-Wernicke Co. Sectional Bookcase Made in Cincinnati Standard C-X Drawer Base Pattern 136= Grade 299.

    Inside there is another tag saying Indian Territory No. 3438 Ill. Oil Co.

    Perfect Condition and is from a friend in Oklahoma.

    Bottom is a drawer. It has 5 sections and is curved at the top. I cannot find this exact model on any internet site. I would greatly appreciate any information. Thanks!

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      Its an american made model Cincinnati tag but not sure on the other, maybe its travelled around in its life as so many pieces of antique furniture did?
      Thanks
      James

  47. Dennis avatar
    Dennis

    Can anyone tell me what finish was used on the inside of the bookcases (where the books are placed)?

  48. Dennis avatar
    Dennis

    Can anyone tell me what finish was used on the inside of the Globe Wernicke barrister bookcases (where the books are placed)?

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      I think originally they were coated in a shellac or french polished finish. Now we mainly clean the original finish using priory polish reviver
      I hope this helps
      james

  49. Ann Watt avatar
    Ann Watt

    Hello,
    I don’t know if you’re still there as all the messages seem pre-pandemic. I have a pair of Globe Wernicke stacking bookcases that I inherited after my mother’s death. Unfortunately they have been in my father’s studies, probably for the last 70 years, and the latter part of that time the study was a room where there was some woodworm, and some parts of the bookcases have been attacked. So far I have treated one bookcase (5 glass-fronted sections plus drawer at the bottom) and I think most of it will be OK – there are signs that it had been treated before, and in some sections the infestation is minimal. However in one tall section, the back is probably a bit weakened, and I wonder whether you can suggest a solution? Replacing the wood (which is some kind of plywood, I think) doesn’t seem very possible. I wondered about fixing a piece of plywood on the back over the damaged wood, though this would obviously reduce the value, though that is less important to me than geting a working bookcase. I live in Kirkcaldy, Fife, and there is a dealer a few miles away that sometimes has bookcases for sale, but I cannot tell from the website whether they actually have a showroom or if all business is online only.

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      It will really depend on how weakened the wood is. It might be worth treating the worm and then when dry, use a wood hardener like
      https://priorypolishes.co.uk/product/rustins-wood-hardener/
      and then use a soft to apply wood filler like
      https://priorypolishes.co.uk/product/brummer-interior-wood-filler/
      This will hopefully harden the ply and fill the holes.
      I hope this helps

  50. Judith avatar
    Judith

    I have inherited a large set of Globe Wernicke shelves and would consider selling, but some of the scissor hinge connections are broken. I assume they would need to be fixed prior to selling and if so, can you advise where I can get this done pls? Thanks.

    1. James avatar
      James

      Yes these would probably need to be fixed before you sell them as it will not work correctly without but unfortunately I am unsure where you will find some, sorry.

  51. Phil avatar

    Does anyone know when Globe Wernicke began using paper labels on their bookcases. I am trying to date the bookcase I have and there aren’t any paper labels on any stack but there is writing on the bottom piece that is inscribed Globe Wernicke. Thanks
    Phil

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      I think paper labels and the Ivorine labels were used from around 1900 onwards on all genuine Globe Wernicke bookcases. I have seen some also with just wood embossed stamps. If it has only been hand written, maybe someone has wrote this on later as they thought it was a Globe Wernicke as there were lots of companies that copy the same design
      I hope this helps

  52. Sue Stocks avatar
    Sue Stocks

    Hi there, weve just given our Globe Wernicke a clean and in the top section underside there is a half circle indentation with a short metal bar – what function does this have please?

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      Can you send a picture?
      Many thanks
      James

  53. Maria avatar
    Maria

    Hello, I bought an Inglesants stacking bookcase that I’d like to restore. Two of the doors are missing and one has lost its glass. I’m looking for a restorer who can help, as it won’t take much to get this piece back to its original glorious state.

    Thanks so much!

    1. James avatar
      James

      Hi
      Are you in the UK? if so you could try looking up ‘The British Antique Furniture Restorers Association’ as this will list antique restorers close to you.
      I hope this helps
      James

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