Vintage 1950s Light Oak Double-sided Bookcase on Castors

This unusual vintage bookcase is a rare find and just the sort of thing we love at Original Homewares! Most likely made for a school or library, this is a large, double-sided book stand that dates from the 1950s. It’s constructed in light oak and comes on castors so can be easily wheeled into position or moved to one side. The height and width of this piece means it would make a fantastic room divider, perhaps in a large open-plan space. Display trinkets and treasures on one side and books on the other. We like the idea of flooding one side with house plants of all shapes and sizes to create a living screen. An eccentric piece of very British, utilitarian furniture that has much charm and heritage, scuffs, marks and all.

We can arrange fast UK delivery!

SKU: W285


In stock


This original, vintage piece is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good, used condition. We have lightly cleaned the wood, applying a natural oil to its surfaces but it hasn’t undergone a full restoration. This is because we didn’t want to lose the scuffs and marks on this ‘of its time’ item of furniture. The blemishes and knocks are very much part of its history and charm and sanding them away is not work we would undertake ourselves. It’s a heavy, solidly made, utilitarian piece, designed and constructed to be hard-wearing and robust. It sits on its original castors. These roll with ease and adds to its appeal and practicality in the home – it can be easily moved to one side. Please do have a good browse of our photos to get an accurate sense of its condition.

If you have any questions or would like to view this piece, please do get in touch.

H: 105cm / W: 107cm / D: 31cm at top – 46cm at base

We can arrange fast, UK mainland delivery with some excellent specialist drivers who cover most of the country (please enquire for Scotland or remote addresses). Our delivery partners are reliable and insured. We have a weekly collection for onward delivery, usually 1-3 days after collection. The delivery service we can offer does require some flexibility as the drivers work to set routes but they will keep you updated directly regarding their anticipated timings. Click for full details of the delivery service we can offer.