Antique Mahogany Two Section Globe Wernicke Glass Front Bookcase
A small two section, authentic Globe Wernicke bookcase, dating from the early midcentury. Now a much sought-after, antique collectable, coveted by booklovers around the world, Globe Wernicke Company Ltd of London made beautiful, robust stacking bookcases, designed for libraries and prestigious offices. It’s a name synonymous with fine quality and superb craftmanship. This modular bookcase is in excellent, vintage order and is comprised of four component pieces – the top, two bookcases and base stand. Globe Wernickes’ are characterised by their lifting glass doors which with a patented mechanism slot into position above the books. Each book shelf section is metal banded for added strength and stability. A very handsome, grand item of furniture that would be as useful in today’s homes as it was, perhaps in barristers’ offices or a university library, back in the day.
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This is an original, vintage bookcase that is ‘sold as seen’. Overall, it is in good, used condition. We have cleaned it and applied a natural beeswax polish to the exterior wood but otherwise left the original finish well alone. The unit is comprised of four separate sections – base, two bookcases and top. These slot on top of each other to form a sturdy unit. They are standardised sizes so could be incorporated with other Globe Wernicke bookcases. The two bookcase sections have Globe Wernicke’s signature sliding, drop-down doors. These move and slide back with ease, with their unique mechanisms in good, working order. The interior wood is knocked here and there but is clean and tidy. The external wood and metal braces do carry knocks, scuffs and marks – these can be seen across our photos. The maker’s label can be seen inside the top drawer.
H: 87.5cm / W: 86.5cm / Top D: 31cm
Bottom D: 32cm / Book Shelf H: 25cm