Pair of Large William IV Bookcases in West Indies Mahogany, England, circa 1830

Pair of Large William IV Bookcases in West Indies Mahogany, England, circa 1830
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A pair of beautifully-crafted William IV breakfront bookcases in fine West Indies mahogany with open book storage on upper section and closed lower cabinets for storage. These period bookcases display an understated elegance and feature a fine play of wood grains throughout, with full-turned columns on the top and bottom with carved tulip-like capitals on the top columns. Cabinets are deep on the bottom and then step back for the top bookcase. There are 6 adjustable shelves in one unit and 5 in the other. Both units have hinged columns on the top to make it easy to access the shelf adjustments and your books. One of the bottom units has a door on the side that gives access to the entire width and height of the bottom unit allowing for storage of table leaves. The front bottom storage in this unit is less deep. Of excellent quality, these handsome bookcases have all of the original elements, including the original shelves, and required only minor restoration. Only the bottom locks have been replaced during their long history. England, circa 1830.
For delivery and installation purposes: bookcase unscrews and lifts off the bottom cabinet, and the crown molding can be removed, if needed. The bottom doors on both units include the columns as part of the doors and are hinged on the outside so they open completely (flush with the front) giving full access to their interiors.

71 5/8" wide (top molding), 67 1/4" wide (waist) x 24" deep (bottom), 16 1/2" deep (top molding) x 89" high (40 1/4" height from floor to top of lower cabinet).

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Set of 2

William IV (Of the Period)

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Date of Manufacture:
circa 1830


Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. There are some minor restorations of the veneer otherwise in good condition, completely original. One of the door panels on the bottom previously separated and has been repaired. Panels cupped when they separated and there in a dip in the center.


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