Vintage Midcentury Glass Front Walnut Bookcase by Morris Of Glasgow #1
A beautifully constructed, glass-fronted bookcase and cupboard made in teak and walnut by Morris of Glasgow in the early 1960s. Morris of Glasgow were a renowned Scottish furniture manufacturers, whose prestigious work included designing and manufacturing a bedroom suite for the newly married Queen and Prince Philip in 1947, (the suite still resides at Sandringham castle!) and fitting out the QE2 ocean liner in 1967. This bookcase is part of their ‘Cumbrae’ range of home furniture characterised by the use of walnut, as well as the exposed external dovetail joints, clearly showing the solid craftsmanship of the pieces. It has two adjustable bookshelves plus an adjustable shelf in the cupboard. With sliding glass doors exposing teak shelves alongside a walnut cupboard door with solid brass knob, this stylish and practical item of midcentury furniture would also fit into a more traditionally-styled space from lounge to hallway to bedroom.
This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in very good condition, dating from the late 1950s to early 1960s. It’s made in teak with a walnut veneer cupboard door and construction is solid and stable. We have cleaned and polished this piece, but otherwise left the original finish alone. It is a vintage item however, so does carry some minor marks from wear and tear in line with its considerable age. The original Morris of Glasgow ‘Cumbrae’ Range gold stamp is clearly visible on the inside of the piece. Please refer to our photos for a good sense of it’s colour and condition.
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H: 78cm / W:102.5cm/ D: 28cm