Liberty & Co A Late Victorian Glazed Quarter-Sawn Oak Library Bookcase

SKU0020059

Features

A Late Victorian Liberty Quarter-Sawn Oak Library Bookcase with the base consisting of two drawers (with oak drawer carcasses made with hand-cut lap and through dovetails and solid drawers bases), over a two door cabinet containing two oak shelves. The top section has two glazed doors and three adjustable oak shelves. Handles are the original brass ones

Comment

A very high quality item made in quarter sawn oak and in excellent condition with good deep colour

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • height 193 cm (6 feet 4 inches)
  • width 137 cm (4 feet 6 inches)
  • depth 60 cm (1 foot 11 and a half inches)
If you need a very exact dimension, or one we haven't included, feel free to contact us and we will measure it for you

Identification

'Liberty London' ivorine label to the reverse (matching Bennett Fig 8.13)

About Liberty & Co

Liberty & Co: A Prestigious Company in the Design and Marketing of Arts and Crafts Furniture. Renowned for its imaginative design, high quality craftsmanship and famous London based retail location, it has produced some of the most desirable furniture of modern times

About English Oak

English Oak: The most British of woods, that can produce really special results. English oak has been used for hundreds of years to construct everything from sea-going vessels to fine furniture. Although oak grows widely across Europe and North America, craftsmen continue to cherish English oak which grows more slowly than its foreign counterparts giving it strength, durability. Quarter sawn boards are very straight grained and have distinctive growth rings and medullary rays that give a very beautiful effect as well as being renowned for their superior stability and strength

About Arts & Crafts Other Furniture

The Arts and Crafts Movement produced some of the most remarkable furniture of the twentieth century. Many of its principal designers were architects motivated by principles of functional and beautiful design, high class workmanship, and quality of materials. The results varied from the austerity of Voysey and the simple lines perspectives of the Cotswold School, to the exuberant flair of Liberty and Co. and Ambrose Heal

Condition

Excellent original condition, with smoothly sliding drawers and closing doors. A few minor scuffs and marks visible upon close inspection. If you wish to have further specific photographs or talk to us for a more detailed condition report then please do not hesitate to contact us


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