This is a list of the current stock of antique bookcases. There are large bookcases listed in the sections entitled "breakfront bookcases" and there are secretaire/secretary/bureau bookcases listed under "secretaire bookcases". Click on images to enlarge them and do contact us if you cannot find what you are looking for.
18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Bookcase
18th century George III period mahogany antique bookcase with two glazed drawers above two cupboards. This is a really wonderful bookcase with lots of things that set it above the rest. The cornice is an especially well drawn and generously shaped version of the broken arch pediment design. The astral glazing is reeded and has a pleasing curve at the top where it comes together with its neighbour. Each of the lower doors has an oval made of flame mahogany with mitred corners. There is box wood stringing which follows the ovals and rectangular boxwood stringing which follows the outer shape of the doors and around the cornice. The whole bookcase is usefully narrow front to back so it will not encroach too far into the drawing room, which also makes it ideal for a landing or corridor. The shelves are adjustable in both the top and the base.
This bookcase is a really lovely piece of furniture which looks its best when viewed first hand. It is a top quality piece that will really stand out in even the grandest country house drawing room.
English circa 1790 £12800
43" / 109cm wide
93½" 238cm high
13" / 33cm deep
Antique Amboyna Hanging Shelves
Interesting aesthetic hanging shelves made of amboyna with gilt and ebonised decoration. This is an exceptionally fine quality little bookcase with precision construction and made of expensive timber.
English circa 1870 £850
05 16 07
20cm / 8" deep
83cm / 32½" high
50cm / 19½" wide
Arts and crafts cabinet made by Marsh Jones and Cribb, this cabinet is extraordinarily well made and uses some of the finest timber we have seen in a piece from this period. It is ebonised with solid ebony sections and has panels made of pure burr elm, gilt stringing and a mirror. English circa 1875 £6,800
08 12 13
Marsh Jones and Cribb were based in Leeds and later also London. They were associated with such important designers as Charles Bevan, Bruce Talbert and William Lethaby. The firm exhibited to great success at the Paris exhibition of 1878. They are a very famous and influential company of designers and manufactures and their pieces are interesting to study and collect as there is so much information about them available.
This piece is so well made that it could have been created not for a customer but to demonstrate the skill of the manufacturer at one of the exhibitions at which the company participated.
height: 42 in. (107 cm)
second height: 4 ft. 7 in. (140 cm)
depth: 17 in. (43 cm)
width/length: 48 in. (122 cm)
Howard and Sons Cabinet
Very fine quality walnut cabinet made by Howard and Sons of Berners Street in London. This cabinet is of the highest quality construction as one would expect from this manufacturer. The dovetails are very precise and the drawer lining is such good quality hard wood that the drawer action is second to none.
English circa 1880 £2,800
07 15 07
Howard and Sons, Berners Street, London
18th century antique cabinet
Early 18th century walnut cabinet / bookcase. This bookcase is made of burr walnut quarter cut veneer with feather banding around the drawers and pre-cockbeading double molded edge around the drawers and glazing. This is a very tactile piece of furniture that everyone likes to touch. It was made before the age of mahogany and is a charming honey colour. It is unusually small and its warm colour means that it should compliment any room.
English circa 1710 £12,800
19th century antique bookcase
Good early nineteenth century antique bookcase made of mahogany with flame mahogany panels, adjustable shelves, drinks drawer and glazed top. English circa 1830 £5,500
35 1/2" wide
81" high max
Unusually small mahogany bookcase with flame mahogany fronts on the lower doors and astral glazed upper doors standing on splayed bracket feet. Please note the shrinkage split on the surface £950
20 1/2" deep