1870’s walnut Victorian bookcase with two doors and one drawer at the bottom. Nice decorative carving both relief and incise. It is as purchased. Three shelves.
The decorative elements over the doors are carved pyramids or lozenges, the raised panels are burl walnut with a raised bullseye centered between the burl panels.
The raised door panels are also burl walnut. Note also the incise carving.
Here is the problem;
There used to be a gallery on the top, a decorative rail that is not there. Also, the shelves are not original to the bookcase and in my opinion they are not thick enough and would have to be replaced with thicker wood or with 3/8” glass shelving. the finish/coating on the right side is not smooth and has some finish loss on the left bottom base. The bookcase would need to be cleaned, rubbed out, touched up and recoated with either shellac or lacquer. These are things within the skills of a decent hobbyist and certainly a skilled restorer.
I did not know these things when this was placed on Rubylane. It is now listed with a proper description and price adjustment.
My apologies to you for the error on my part. I buy things from estates at auction in Danville, VA. Some things I inspect somethings I buy off pictures they send me. When a load is delivered (36 foot trailer) I try but generally do not inspect everything during unloading.
Walnut Eastlake Victorian Two Door Bookcase
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