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Antique Victorian Mahogany Open Bookcase C.1850

Antique Victorian Mahogany Open Bookcase C.1850

Antique Victorian Mahogany Open Bookcase C.1850

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About this item

This is an antique Victorian mahogany open bookcase circa 1850. It has been masterfully crafted in a rich mahogany, with adjustable shelves.This upper section of this grand bookcase features three open sections with three sets of shelves each which provideds an ample space to display a decent collection of books, while the lower half can house hidden items and has three cupboards with a single shelf in each. The shelves are all original as are the locks. 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.

You are viewing this item in its excellent original untouched condition. Any restoration that is required will be accomplished before delivery and is included in the price.

Mahogany is probably one of the largest 'families' of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species. Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view. Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect. Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like 'Flame' Mahogany and 'Fiddleback' Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments). Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.

Dimensions

W210.0 x H218.0 x D50.0 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Excellent

Date of manufacture

1800s

Period

19th Century

Style

Antique

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VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

24452951
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