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.
Hi JamesJust wanted to say a big thank you for the bookcases which arrived safely and promptly this afternoon. They are simply stunning – we are very thrilled with them! A fantastic service end to end. We look forward to keeping an eye on your collections and visiting again.warm regardsAnne
- antique bookcase to Hull,
Hi James,Bookcase arrived yesterday in time for us to go to our rugby match thank you. It is in place and fully laden with books etc, We are delighted with our purchase. Thank you for your prompt and efficient service. It was a pleasure to do business with you.Kind regardsLilian
- Olivia Tobin,
Many thanks indeed for the positive experience of purchasing the bookcase on cupboard. The whole process has been very straightforward from my first email enquiry to the delivery which, thanks to your very helpful courier, took place smoothly this morning. The piece of furniture is exceedingly handsome and even better than it appeared in the online photographs. I shall certainly return to you whenever I am looking for items in the future.