Walnut Victorian 2 Door Bookcase with Large Bowed Base

  • Circa: 1870's
  • Stock #: P463
  • Measurements: 78.5"h X 51"w X 29"d
  • Price: $1850.00
  • Sale: $1275.00

This unusual walnut Victorian bookcase was obviously custom made.  The cabinet comes apart in 2 pieces for ease in transporting.  The arched top doors have applied burled walnut panels above.  The doors retain their original glass and locks.  Inside, the 3 adjustable shelves measure 9.5" deep.  The coolest part of the bookcase is its base.  Notice how it significantly steps out with a bowed front.  There are 2 large raised panels on top.  Was this designed for seating?  If so, how clever!  The base has 2 very deep bowed front drawers with their original locks and beautifully cast brass pulls.  Notice the inset burled walnut panels in the center of the drawers.  Each panel has a delicate incised floral carving highlighted in gold.  Now check out the burled panels on the sides and the front skirt of the base.  Each has a unique incised carved design.  This would make a wonderful china cabinet as well, in which large plates, etc. could be stored in the deep drawers.  The finish is in very good to excellent condition.

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