Antique Bookcases were an essential part to a Victorian home but on rare occasions you can see a pair of antique bookcases originally built to fit into alcoves either side of the fireplace. They were also made for larger Libraries, Offices or studies in collages or would have been built for the more wealthy client as not many homes could take a matching pair of large bookcases in the same room. They are constructed in more robust timbers like solid Mahogany, English Oak and come with ample storage for a large book collection. They are nearly always glazed fronts, sometimes with astragal glazing and can either have full length doors, or sit above a cupboard base. They are also very useful as they mainly have adjustable shelves, meaning they can house different sized books from smaller to large all in one piece of furniture and can look particularly stunning with a collection of leather bound books running from top to bottom. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Pair of Bookcases for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold pairs of bookcases, but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
Fabulous Quality Unusual Pair Of Victorian Mahogany Antique Bookcases
Huge Oak Victorian Pair of Antique Library Bookcases
Unusual Pair of Walnut Antique Open Bookcases, practically proportioned for the modern home and would look wonderful either flanking a large window or even a bed perhaps?
Pair of Victorian Antique Mahogany Bookcases in the Regency design, with striking satin walnut crossbanding, boxwood and ebony string inlay.
Pair of Victorian Oak Arts & Crafts Antique Open Bookcases with delightfully turned gallery.
Pair of Bookcases in unusual small proportions, with decorative thumb mouldings and circular floral motifs.
- bookcase/chiffonier and chest of drawers,
Dear James,With many apologies for not getting in touch sooner, we just wanted to let you know how delighted we are with both the bookcase/chiffonier and chest of drawers which arrived last Thursday. They’re both absolutely perfect for our needs and we’re now wondering how we managed without them! Thank you very much indeed for arranging such efficient delivery - Carl was punctual to the minute, both pieces were brilliantly packed and then revealed to be exactly as described. The whole experience has been fantastic :)With very best wishes, and renewed thanks,Caroline & James
- A very fine piece of furniture,
Hi James, We are very pleased with the bookcase received safely today. Your courier Chris has been careful to keep us updated on the delay caused by van problems and he and his colleague were efficient and polite. You had packed the bookcase very well and it has a fine colour, we have yet to put the shelves in or fill it but that's tomorrow's job! Thank you once again for a very fine piece of furniture, with best wishes Sue Pardon
- John Kelly – Genuine Antique Furniture,
I purchased two items from Driscoll antiques in the past few years . A walnut bookcase , and a Walnut Chest of Drawers . Both were excellent pieces of Genuine Antique Furniture , well described , in excellent condition , and at fair prices . We still Love them . James Driscoll was outstanding to deal with , excellent communication, and great help with shipping to Ireland . I am getting old now ; but I am still interested . I could not recommend Driscoll Antiques with more enthusiasm . Honest , knowledgeable , and great to deal with . Best of luck in the future Regards John