A fabulous early antique mahogany “Wernicke” Barristers mahogany display book case. Original wavy antique glass (these are normally replaced/lost), original fittings with pewter brackets and braces. Up & over sliding case drawers. An exceptional example. Circa 1890. Perfect for the living room, hallway, bathroom, bedroom. All original makers labels confirming a quality price of furniture.
136cm height x 38cm depth x 88cm width height each case 34cm x 81cm width x 30cm depth.
Antique Barristers Bookcases or ‘Layers Bookcase’ were first seen in The late 19th Century Victorian period. They were designed to store books or other office documents and were commonly seen in solicitors offices, libraries or Schools in Britain. This is where Globe-Wernicke got their inspiration. They are extremely collectable and getting rare Collectors pieces.
Globe-Wernicke was first established in 1890 when Otto Wernicke, owner of Wernicke Furniture Co bought the Globe Company. Globe Wernicke had factories building furniture in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France and Germany. The Globe Wernicke company was well known for its quality, craftsmanship and their timeless design.
As a genuine antique/vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.