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large victorian oak breakfront bookcase attributed to maple co
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SA508363

Large Victorian Oak Breakfront Bookcase, attributed to Maple & Co

Price

£4,950 | $6,591 USD | €5,609 EUR
Status: Reserved
Seller: The Antique Furniture Company
`Member of Sellingantiques since: 20 September 2013

Description

A super Victorian four door breakfront bookcase attributed to Maple & Co of London and previously owned by Mario Conti (Bishop of Aberdeen 1977-2002 and Archbishop of Glasgow 2002-2012). Dating to c.1880 and designed in the Aesthetic taste in quarter sawn oak it features a stylised egg & dart cornice and foliate carved emblems and fluting to the uprights along with typically Arts & Crafts brass handles. With twelve original adjustable shelves to the upper section, the shelves are nicely finished with burgundy and gilt embossed leather skirts and a red baize top, the stepped out base has a fixed baize lined shelf to each section. Overall this bookcase will store just over 53ft (16.2m) of books.
In very good condition overall, some marks as should be expected for age and use and some small bits of moulding missing from front uprights, one handle drop is missing (we will find a replacement), comes with two keys which open all doors except the base left and base centre doors, baize  ...show more description

Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.

Dimensions

Height = 246 cm (97")
Width = 257 cm (101")
Depth = 62 cm (25")

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