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Antique Anglo Indian Victorian Colonial Campaign Mahogany Two Door Glazed Library Office Bookcase Cupboard (circa 1870)


£2,950 | $4,111 USD | €3,438 EUR
Item Number: SA591141
Date of manufacture: 1870
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Yolanda Gray Antiques
This antique has been viewed 82 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


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.

Condition Report:
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 85Ύ” or 7ft 1Ύ”
Top Height (with cornice) = 121cm or 47” or 3ft 11”
Base Height = 96.5cm or 38” or 3ft 2”
External Width (cornice) = 118.9cm or 46” or 3ft 10”
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 18Ό” or 1ft 6Ό”

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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1870.


Height = 217.7 cm (85.7")
Width = 118.9 cm (46.8")
Depth = 66.1 cm (26.0")

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Yolanda Gray Antiques
Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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