A beautifully crafted vintage 1950s oak bookcase. This wonderfully detailed, midcentury, industrial, legal document shelving features 5 shelf cabinets with doors that open by sliding them up and over. A side panel folds in from the right to lock the cabinets when all the doors are closed. This hinged panel is still in place and functioning but the key is no longer present. The drawer interiors are approximately 25cm high x 30cm deep.
Antique Barristers Bookcases were first seen in the late Victorian period and were usually stacking with cabinet glazed doors, in a similar style to Globe Wernicke bookcases. They were designed to store books or other office documents and were commonly seen in solicitors offices, libraries or schools. They are extremely collectable as they can house a large book collection and are quite unique in their design. The shelves needn’t be used only for books though. Any collection of items can be stored and displayed within the 15 separate sections.
W92 x H186 x D38cm