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Mahogany Display Cabinet
Mahogany Display Cabinet
Mother of Pearl Inlay bookcase
Mother of Pearl Inlay bookcase
Late Georgian Style mahogany breakfront bookcase
Late Georgian Style mahogany breakfront bookcase
Mahogany crossbanded display cabinet
Mahogany crossbanded display cabinet
Mahogany Display Cabinet
Mahogany Display Cabinet
Sheraton style mahogany bookcase
Sheraton style mahogany bookcase
Swirl mahogany display cabinet with decorative glazed doors
Swirl mahogany display cabinet with decorative glazed doors
Regency style mahogany library bookcase
Regency style mahogany library bookcase
Althorp mahogany bookcase
Althorp mahogany bookcase
Regency style mahogany library bookcase
Regency style mahogany library bookcase
Mahogany cabinet
Mahogany cabinet
Left Facing Display Cabinet
Left Facing Display Cabinet
Flame mahogany bookcase
Flame mahogany bookcase
Chippendale style mahogany bookcase
Chippendale style mahogany bookcase
Glazed Display Cabinet
Glazed Display Cabinet
Thomas Hope style mahogany breakfront display cabinet
Thomas Hope style mahogany breakfront display cabinet
Serpentine Display Cabinet
Serpentine Display Cabinet
Sheraton style mahogany bookcase
Sheraton style mahogany bookcase
Antique Mirror Panel Display Cabinet
Antique Mirror Panel Display Cabinet
Mahogany and satinwood crossbanded side cabinet
Mahogany and satinwood crossbanded side cabinet
Thomas Hope style two door mahogany display cabinet
Thomas Hope style two door mahogany display cabinet
Serpentine Display Cabinet
Serpentine Display Cabinet
  • £3,180  £6360
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Mahogany narrow display cabinet
Mahogany narrow display cabinet
  • £1,995  £4385
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These cabinets would be set into recesses. Made between 1714 – 1837 the Georgian secretaire bookcase typically had glazed as well as interior doors and secretaire drawers. The breakfront bookcase was popular traditionally used to store books, china and trophies and usually featuring four opening doors. Queen Anne style bookcases were also very popular in the early 18th Century with graceful and elegant curves’ their designs were simple and often featured cabriole legs. Later in the 18th Century, bookcase designs became more elaborate. During the 19th Century, bookcases rapidly became available, over time and smaller bookcases were designed with the idea they were kept in a sitting room or bedroom with just enough storage for your most treasured books. Designers of note include the most coveted cabinetmakers of their day Thomas Chippendale and Thomas Sheraton. Sheraton bookcase designs often featured open fronts with adjustable shelves; his satinwood bookcases were considered divine, carrying enrichment without looking ostentatious. Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) designed sophisticated and stylish bookcases, his designs had elements of neoclassicism, as well as French Rococo and gothic inspiration; many of Chippendale designs became popular again in the mid and late 1800s. Storage is a must in an office, study or library. Credenzas or cabinets for files can sit along the wall behind the desk with bookcases either side should ensure you never run out. A huge benefit to storage is there are many possibilities and you can find storage cabinets and dressers to fit any style or requirement.

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