This early 1900’s stacking barrister or lawyer bookcase has 5 sections with an ogee shaped base and top. It is made of quartersawn oak and features a section with 4 drawers. The drawer section is shown on the bottom, but can be moved to a different position. The drawers are made with dovetailed construction and have the original cast brass hardware. They slide in and out with ease. The lift up doors have old, wavy glass and also operate properly.
The finish has been restored and it is smooth and even with rich, warm color. The interiors have also been restored. Two of the back panels are original and have the Gunn Furniture stamped label. Two back panels have been replaced but match the originals very well. The bookcase was manufactured in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Gunn was granted a patent for it in 1899 and 1901.
The overall size of the bookcase is 67 inches tall, 34 inches wide and 12 inches deep (14 inches deep at the curved top and bottom). Inside dimensions are 10 inches deep, 32 inches wide and the shelves will accommodate a 9 inch tall book comfortably.
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