Vintage Midcentury Glass Front Double Bookcase by Morris Of Glasgow
A beautifully constructed, double, glass-fronted bookcase made in teak 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 exposed external dovetail joints, clearly showing the solid craftsmanship of the pieces. It has three adjustable, teak bookshelves behind sliding glass doors to keep the dust from your books and treasures. This stylish and practical item of midcentury furniture would fit into a more traditional, mixed-style space from lounge to hallway to bedroom.
This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good – very good, used condition, dating from the late 1950s to early 1960s. We have cleaned and buffed the wood of this piece with a natural beeswax polish, 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. Please browse our photos. The four sliding glass doors are in very good order and move with ease on their runners. The construction is solid and stable with no repairs. Sadly the original Morris of Glasgow ‘Cumbrae’ label isn’t inside anymore but the signature design details mean we can attribute it with confidence. Please refer to our photos for a good sense of it’s colour and condition.
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H: 78cm / W:136.5cm/ D: 28cm