• Item: Two Door Bookcase
• Period: Victorian
• Circa: 1870
• Provenance: Anglo Indian
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Moulded cornice
• Stunning carved floral corbels
• Original working brass door latches
• Original working brass lever door locks (with keys)
• Three-tier top compartment
• 2 height adjustable / removable shelves
• Two-tier compartment base cabinet
• 2 fully functional drawers
• 2 secret drawers to base
• Moulded top & door panels to base
• Shaped foliate carved legs to base
• Original silver & green amber door handles
• Original moulded plinth & pad feet
• Original panelled backboards
• Fantastic original polish and patination
• Exhibition quality
• Superb construction quality
• Dismantles into 3 sections for easy access
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is a superb exhibition quality antique Victorian Colonial Anglo Indian campaign solid mahogany two door glazed bookcase, circa 1870, in excellent original condition. This bookcase comprises a detachable protruding cornice, with a glazed two-door cabinet and cupboard base below. The top section is decorated with stunning quality foliate carved corbels above and below the doors. Moulded arched panels house glass doors. The left-hand door retains its original brass sliding bolt latches, while the right-hand door boasts a green amber handle and retains the original working lock, with working key. The inside of the cabinet is divided into three tiers, with two removable shelves. The cabinet rests on a cupboard base. The base is also decorated with stunning quality foliate carved shaped legs to the corners, echoing the design of the top section. The doors retain their original working latches to the left-hand door and working lock and key & green amber handle to the right-hand door. The base section doors open to reveal two fully working, hand dovetailed, mahogany lined campaign drawers, which feature the original brass handles and escutcheons. The drawers include their original working locks and working key. In addition to the main drawers, there are two secret drawers; if the two main drawers are removed, there is a cubby hole inside the base at either end. The cubby holes each contain a single, narrow drawer, which can be lifted up and pulled out. These secret drawers are ideal for the storage of high value items, to keep them safe. Below is a two-tier compartment cupboard. The base rests on its original moulded plinth, which in turn rests on the original pad feet. The bookcase dismantles into three sections – the cornice, the glazed cabinet and cupboard base – for ease of transportation and access.
This bookcase features a rich mahogany colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms, especially the office or library. It would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional.
This bookcase is of exhibition quality and is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. The cabinet doors are not warped and close flush to the frame. All doors, to both base and top, retain their original working latches and locks with working keys, and both right hand doors retain their original green amber handles. Likewise, the internal drawers retain their original brass locks and handles, with working key. As the bookcase boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination. The item is solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 217.7cm or 85¾” or 7ft 1¾”
Top Height (with cornice) = 121cm or 47⅝” or 3ft 11⅝”
Base Height = 96.5cm or 38” or 3ft 2”
External Width (cornice) = 118.9cm or 46⅞” or 3ft 10⅞”
External Depth (base) = 66.1cm or 26” or 2ft 2”
Top shelf depth (cabinet) = 34.4cm or 13½” or 1ft 1½”
Bottom shelf depth (base) = 46.3cm or 18¼” or 1ft 6¼”
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Ref. Bookcase 18