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Pair Of Samuel Pepys 1666 After The Original Freestanding Oak Library Bookcases

Pair Of Samuel Pepys 1666 After The Original Freestanding Oak Library Bookcases

Pair Of Samuel Pepys 1666 After The Original Freestanding Oak Library Bookcases


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We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of solid oak Samuel Pepy’s library bookcases based on the original design of 1666
Where to begin, these bookcases are basically the birthplace of the bookcase, in 2016 they celebrated their 350th anniversary, these are 20th century examples hand made by a master craftsman, every single piece of wood has been hand cut and chiselled, if you look closely at the intricate designs you can see the cut marks
I’ll include below the history of the pieces in their original form, these bookcases are historically important, the originals are in the Samuel Pepys Library in the Magdalene College of Oxford university, there is one in the Victorian and Albert Museum
These have been cleaned waxed and polished and are in sublime condition, there are working keys for most locks

Height:- 228cm
Width:- 132cm
Depth:- 51cm
Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask.

Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition
Please also ask any questions before you buy and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed
Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade.


W132.0 x H228.0 x D51.0 cm



Wear condition



Samuel Pepy’s

Date of manufacture


Place of origin

United Kingdom




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