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Large Antique Mahogany Globe Wernicke Six Section Glass Front Bookcase

A stunning example of a rare, six section, authentic Globe Wernicke bookcase. 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  bookcase is in exceptional order. Each bookcase has been inlaid with fine marquetry detail, a feature that is very rarely seen in these bookcases and it certainly elevates this one to the extraordinary. It is also an incredibly large, featuring six modular bookcases in total; one large case, two medium and three smaller ones above. The base features a two handled drawer and the bookcase is completed with a topper unit. The six glazed doors lift up and slide back to access books and treasures inside with the classic Globe Wernicke mechanism. Each book shelf section is metal banded for added strength and stability. A very handsome, stately 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.

SKU: W195


This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in very good-excellent condition. We have given the piece a careful clean and polish. The glass doors lift up and slide back with ease as they should (although we would advise this is done with care and a gentle touch).  The internal woodwork is clean and in good order as is the external wood. As you would expected with an antique item such as this there are signs of wear and some scratches and knocks. There is some sign of historic woodworm to the back panels of two of the cases, however these have been treated and they do not affect the look or structure of the piece. Please refer to our photos for an accurate sense of super antique condition. The original maker’s plate can be found at the back of most of the bookcase sections as per the photographs.

H: 204cm / W: 87/ D: 29.5cm (book case) 37cm (base)