Stunning Antique Bookcases of Grand Design
Whatever your taste in antique furniture, there can be few people who would not benefit from a fine antique bookcase in their home. Have a look at these remarkable examples, all of which are available for sale here at Regent Antiques.
Here at Regent Antiques, antique bookcases come in many different forms, sizes and periods. The choice is truly impressive with options from a range of different timbers including birdseye maple, mahogany and burr walnut and in styles ranging from Edwardian to Victorian, to Art Deco and Empire.
Today, we would like to dive into four magnificent examples that we are proud to offer for sale to our discerning clients.
A sensational antique Victorian bookcase
We start off with an exceptional antique Victorian burr walnut marquetry ebonised and ormolu mounted bookcase, circa 1860 in date.
This stunning bookcase features a rich and striking grain. It has been accomplished in a burr walnut and ebonised finish with amboyna wood crossbanding, and it features colourful floral marquetry panels, with further foliate decoration and stunning gilt ormolu mounts.
The upper section is enclosed by three glazed panel doors which reveal the bottom section has a central shelf, and it has the original shelves, locks and glazing.
The interior has been superbly lined in decorative yellow silk, and it is complete with working locks and keys.
A very grand design Edwardian four door breakfront bookcase
Next, we are delighted to show you this beautiful antique Edwardian top quality flame mahogany and boxwood line inlaid four door breakfront bookcase, masterfully crafted in rich solid mahogany, circa 1880 in date.
This magnificent bookcase features four astragal glazed doors in the upper section enclosing shelves which can all be adjusted according to the height of your books.
The lower section has four doors inlaid with oval crossbanded panels, all of which open to reveal spacious cupboards with shelves. The shelves are all original and the bookcase back is also made from solid mahogany.
Raised on a plinth base there is no mistaking its superb quality and very grand design, which is certain to make it a talking point in your home and stand proud in whichever room you choose to display it.
A magnificent monumental treasure from the 1820s
Our third example is this magnificent monumental antique Regency period mahogany breakfront bookcase, circa 1820 in date.
It is of wonderful quality, has a rich and striking grain, and has been accomplished in beautiful flame mahogany. The top part has a decorative stepped moulded cornice above open shelving in four sections separated by reeded corbels, with sixteen original shelves. They are adjustable and can suit all sizes of books.
There are two useful secret drawers across the middle of the bottom of the bookcase. They are above eight panelled doors that open to reveal four cupboards each with a central shelf.
The bookcase comes complete with working locks and keys. You are certain to instil the elegance of a bygone era to a special place in your home with this fabulous antique bookcase.
A superb and masterfully crafted English Regency period bookcase
Finally, we are delighted to present to you a superb antique English Regency Period flame mahogany four door breakfront bookcase, masterfully crafted in rich solid mahogany, circa 1820 in date.
This magnificent bookcase features a moulded breakfront cornice over four double-arched astragal glazed doors in the upper section. It has sixteen original shelves, and they can all be adjusted according to the height of your books. The lower section has doors all of which open to reveal spacious cupboards with shelves. The glazing and the shelves are all original, the drawer linings and bookcase back are all made from solid mahogany and it is raised on a plinth base.
Its provenance is Yester House, an early 18th-century mansion near Gifford in East Lothian, Scotland. It was the home of the Hay family, later Marquesses of Tweeddale, from the 15th century until the late 1960s.
Construction of the present house began in 1699 and continued well into the 18th century in a series of building phases. It is now protected as a category A listed building, and the grounds of the house are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens.
Once again, this bookcase is an example of superb quality and very grand design, which can stand proudly in whichever room you choose to display it.
Dive into many more antique bookcases at Regent Antiques
Today, we wanted to give you just a taste of what you can expect to find here at Regent Antiques.
Our extensive range of antique bookcases is much larger and more varied with options to suit almost any setting, including your own home and office, as well as hotels and many other commercial settings.
So please dive into these divine antique bookcases yourself to find the one which best suits your style.