Large Vintage 1960s Herbert E Gibbs Model 916 Bookcase with Lower Cupboard
Practical storage pieces like this bookcase will always be put to good use somewhere in the modern home and this is a really fine example, comprised of a large upper bookcase section and a long lower cupboard. Its design is fairly no-nonsense and utilitarian, but the striped wood patination on the lower sliding doors stands out. A quietly handsome piece, very well-made and robust by British maker, Herbert E Gibbs, it dates from the 1960s and has many more years of service left to give.
This original, vintage piece is ‘sold as seen’. It is in very good, used condition. We have cleaned the bookcase inside and out, applying a natural beeswax polish to the exterior surfaces. The two glass doors slide with ease in their runners and are in very good order. There are two shelves which are height-adjustable. We have replaced the support pegs with a new set of four on the left hand side as two of the originals were missing but all four original shelf pegs are present on the right hand side. We have shown the pegs in our photos as they are no visible when the shelves are in in situ. The lower cupboard doors slide with ease and the interior is clean and tidy. The exterior wood carries some light marks and scuffs in line with its age but there is nothing particular to flag, other than a small chip on the back side corner – overall it’s in great order. It’s a well-made piece from a highly reputable furniture maker and it dates from the late 1960s. It’s stable and solid with no signs of repair. The Herbert E Gibbs maker’s plate can be seen on the back.
H: 83cm / W: 152.5cm / D: 24.5cm