Globe Wernicke Bookcase

Globe Wernicke Bookcase

We sometimes get some very unusual antique bookcases for sale by the manufacturer Globe Wernicke, in oak, mahogany or occasionally walnut. 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.

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.

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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.

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other similar designs include –

Antique Globe-Wernicke Design Edwardian Oak Bookcase

Dating from around 1900 this stacking Globe-Wernicke design bookcase is a classic Edwardian piece constructed from oak.  This stacking bookcase is made up of four display sections in total. Each section having a glazed door that lifts and slides back using a brass handle. It has a simple moulded top and the lower section has a lower drawer with moulded edges and brass handles.   As one would expect, due to its design, it is relatively easy to move as it can be split into several sections.

Antique Globe-Wernicke Design Edwardian Oak Bookcase

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.

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49 thoughts on “Globe Wernicke Bookcase

  1. 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

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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. 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. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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”

  10. 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.

  11. 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. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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. 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

  14. 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. 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

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

  16. 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

  17. 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. 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

  18. 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. 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

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