2,965 visitors today 7 antiques added today
Relevant Categories
antique photo
Choose an antique category

An Ebonised Open Bookcase With Gilded & Faux Boulle Decoration


£1,150 | $1,531 USD | €1,303 EUR
Item Number: SA669388
Date of manufacture: 1860
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Culvertons
This antique has been viewed 27 times in the past month with the most views from France.


Discovered within a Middlesex estate, this unusual open bookcase has been beautifully decorated with the artist's & gilders brush, in the style of the French cabinet maker Andre Charles Boulle. Originally this was not a bookcase but formed part of another cabinet, possibly housing a musical instrument, dating to Circa 1860. About 100 years ago, on seeing the quality & potential of this piece, a craftsman must have transformed it into its present use. Now professionally & sympathetically restored and further refined this attractive bookcase could enhance many different interiors.
When restoring painted & ebonised furniture 'less is more' is a good rule of thumb - imperfections to the surface are part of its character and restoration, even by an expert, can sometimes detract from its overall appeal.
The shelves are fully adjustable and deep enough (23 cm) to house the majority of books.
Whenever possible Culvertons undertake the carriage of items within London and the home counties. Professional, competitive and trusted couriers and shipping companies are engaged for deliveries for the remainder of our customers. Smaller items, when instructed, will be carefully parcelled and securely sent by carrier.
We do strive to accurately describe and illustrate our stock within the 'Selling Antiques' website. However, we do understand that it is not always possible to judge from photographs how an item will look within the home or garden. For this reason, if notified within seven days from date of delivery we offer a full refund (less any agreed carriage costs) once the item has been returned.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1860.


Height = 110 cm (43.3")
Width = 164 cm (64.6")
Depth = 38 cm (15.0")

Seller Details

42 A West Street
United Kingdom

International Tel:

Email seller about this item:

Link to this item

Other relevant categories