Antique Bookcases – home of the written word
„Of all the worlds that mankind has created, the world of books is the greatest“. German poet Heinrich Heine said this once and we think that such an enormous world needs the care it deserves. The best place to think of is an antique bookcase of fine quality. Antique bookcases are not only of high quality, they are also stylish and offer plenty of room for all your books. These contemporaries oft he past are still in great condition for their age. Antique bookcases offer a special advantage: Back then there were no paperbacks, so most of the books of that time were a bit bigger than our books today. This means that these antique bookshelves are designed for very large books, for which there is not enough space in most modern bookshelves. But even if you own many paperbacks or generally prefer a very individual antique bookcase, you do not have to worry because many of our antique bookcases are adjustable.
Antique bookcases in different variations
Antique bookcases are available in the most different variations. Low bookcases which only cover half oft he wall and tall bookcases which usually consist of two parts. They can be fully open, or closed with doors. Some also have drawers. Towards the middle of the 18th century bookcases were attributed great importance. Therefore we offer a nice selection of different bookcases here. These unique pieces are characterized by their hand-polished surface, beautiful inlays and elaborate glass doors. Our furniture manufacturers in England still cultivate the craftsmanship of English furniture from antique furniture to the Chesterfield sofa.
Finest solid wood bookcases: mahogany bookcases and bookcases in yew
Almost all bookcases in our range are finest solid wood bookcases. Most of them are mahogany bookcases, oak bookcases or bookcases in yew. All of these are especially noble and expensive woods, some are exotic and others. Solid wood bookcases like mahogany bookcase are durable. For example mahogany is considered to be particularly sturdy and stable - but it's also easy to carve. A bonus with this valuable wood is its beautiful patina. Solid wood furniture like the mahogany bookcase often have a nice reddish color and great wood patterns.
Perfect library with Globe Wernicke and the antique Bureau Bookcase
Furniture by Globe Wernicke is classically charming useful to build a perfect library of genuine antique bookcases with a historical character. There is a variety of antique bookcases made of similar woods and similar design. A good thing to complement your perfect library and office is a piece of furniture named Bureau Bookcase. What makes it special is the fact that it is a hybrid: it combines two pieces of furniture into a multifunctional gem. It is an antique bookcase with built-in bureau. So you can sit and write on an antique desk or bureau, but you have the most important books right above your head and you just need to reach out and take a book from the shelf.