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Waring and Gillow Breakfront Burr Walnut Bookcase
A splendid burr walnut break-fronted bookcase by the renowned cabinet makers Waring and Gillow. Of fine construction in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers. Whilst this bookcase offers excellent display capacity it is of fairly compact proportions. The top section with four opening glazed doors (lockable with keys supplied). They open to access display space with adjustable shelving. The geometric glazing bars are quite a feature. The base section has a pair of centrally located opening cupboard doors. All standing on bold carved out-swept ogee bracket feet. This lovely bookcase has been sympathetically refinished in our workshops to a very high standard. It is now offered for sale in excellent overall condition, with a wonderful colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home. It splits into two sections for ease of installation.

Dimensions:
Width 160cms
Depth 40cms
Height 201cms

Waring and Gillow a potted history:
Waring & Gillow is a noted firm of English furniture manufacturers formed in 1897 by the merger of Gillow of Lancaster and Waring of Liverpool.
The firm of Gillow's of Lancaster can be traced back to the luxury furniture and furnishings firm founded by Robert Gillow (170472) in 1730. Robert Gillow served an apprenticeship as a joiner. During the 1730s he began to exploit the lucrative West Indies trade exporting mahogany furniture and importing rum and sugar. Following his death in 1772, the business was continued by his two sons, Richard (17341811) and Robert (174593). In 1764 a London branch of Gillow's was established at 176 Oxford Road, now Oxford Street, by Thomas Gillow and William Taylor. The firm rapidly established a reputation for supplying high-quality furniture to the richest families in the country.
During the final years of the 19th century the company ran into financial difficulty and from 1897 began a loose financial arrangement with Waring of Liverpool, an arrangement legally ratified by the establishment of Waring & Gillow in 1903. Waring's of Liverpool was founded by John Waring, who arrived in the city from Belfast in 1835 and established a wholesale cabinet making business. He was succeeded by his son Samuel James Waring who rapidly expanded the business during the 1880s, furnishing hotels and public buildings throughout Europe. He also founded Waring-White Building Company which built the Liverpool Corn Exchange, Selfridge's department store and the Ritz Hotel. Samuel James's son and namesake Samuel James Waring (1860-1940) continued the family business and was elevated to the peerage as Baron Waring in 1922.
Gillow's had established a reputation for the outfitting of luxury yachts and liners, including the royal yacht Victoria and Albert, liners Lusitania, Heliopolis and Cairo, Queen Mary (1936) and Queen Elizabeth (1940) for Cunard. During the First World War the Lancaster factory was turned over to war production, making ammunition chests for the Navy and propellers for De Havilland DH9 aircraft. They also established a large tent-manufacturing facility of 8,000 workers during WW1 on the now closed former exhibition site at White City (the former Machinery Hall). They also made gas masks and trench covers from this site.During this time it was also at the White City site that the Workers Union first got recognition after a four-day strike mainly by women. The company also manufactured ammunition belts for use with machine guns, nosebags for horses and protective clothing for use during gas attacks.
During World War II the factory produced parts for gliders and the Mosquito aircraft, while kit-bags, tents and camouflage nets were made by the upholstery department.
However, the business of the firm began to decline and the Lancaster workshops closed on 31 March 1962. In 1980 Waring and Gillow joined with the cabinet-making firm Maple & Co, to become Maple, Waring & Gillow.
Ref: 441
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Serpentine Kingwood and Amboyna Secretaire Bookcase
A superb quality French Kingwood and Amboyna secretaire bookcase. Of fine construction with stunning Kingwood and Amboyna veneers onto a solid mahogany carcas. Of serpentine form and embellished with crisply cast brass ormolu mounts. The domed top is fitted with a gallery and a central plaque. The pair of glazed doors open to access a shelved interior with adjustable shelves. The secretaire opens to reveal a fitted interior. The bottom pair of cupboard doors open to reveal an interior with adjustable shelving. All interiors are finished with birds eye maple veneers and all drawer and doors are lockable (keys supplied). This splendid bookcase is offered for sale in excellent condition, with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 110cms
Depth 45cms
Height 195cms
Ref: 325
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Pair of Edwardian Mahogany Glazed Bookcases
A rare pair of mahogany glazed library bookcases. Edwardian period but of Georgian design. Well constructed in solid mahogany with attractive mahogany veneers. Each with a pair of glazed doors which open to access a display space with adjustable shelving. To the base each has a pair of cupboard doors which open to reveal storage space. All doors are lockable (keys supplied). All surmounted by over-sailing cornices with dentil moldings. Offered for sale in excellent original condition, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 91cms
Depth 45cms
Height 228cms
Ref: 294
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Burr Walnut Breakfront Bookcase
An excellent burr walnut break-fronted bookcase in the Georgian style. Very well made in solid walnut and attractive burr walnut veneers. The top, glazed, section has four doors which open to access painted interiors with adjustable shelving. The base section has a single central long drawer sitting over 4 cupboard doors. All standing on bracket feet. The top is surmounted with a broken arch swan neck pediment with a central carved and gilded shell motif. All doors are lockable (keys supplied) and this bookcase splits into two sections for ease of installation. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops to a very high standard. Now offered for sale in excellent overall condition, with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 160cms
Depth 40cms
Height 204cms
Ref: 876
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Burr Walnut Breakfront Bookcase
An impressive four door breakfront bookcase in Burr Walnut. Of excellent construction in solid walnut and attractive burr walnut veneers onto a solid oak carcass. Well made in the Queen Anne style by the reputable London firm of Bartholomew and Fletcher. This capacious bookcase has four glazed doors above four cupboard doors. Each door opens to access a shelved interior. The shelving in the top glazed sections is adjustable. The whole bookcase stands on elegant cabriole legs with shell applied carving to the knees. Further carved decoration can be found to the waist and the cornice of the bookcase. This bookcase has a lovely warm colour and patina and is offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home. For ease of transportation and installation it easily breaks down into several sections.

Dimensions:
Width 200cms
Depth 40cms
Height 206cms
Ref: 705
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Victorian Burr Walnut Breakfront Open Bookcase
A wonderful mid-Victorian period open bookcase in burr walnut of generous proportions. Of very good construction in solid walnut and attractive burr walnut veneers onto a solid oak carcas. The break-fronted nature of this bookcase provides a deep central section flanked by two less deep end sections. Each section has a series of 3 adjustable shelves which offer a large capacity of flexible display space for your books. The columns flanking the sides of the shelved areas are decorated with stylish "bulls-eye" roundels. The whole piece stands well on a solid plinth base. We have had this lovely bookcase sympathetically repolished to a very high standard , it now has a wonderful colour an patina. It is offered for sale in overall excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home or office,

Dimensions:
Width 228cms
Depth (max) 35cms
Height 122cms
Ref: 783
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French Rosewood Brass Inlaid Bookcase
A splendid and handsome French rosewood bookcase from the 19th century. Of very good construction with beautiful rosewood veneers onto a solid mahogany carcas. The bookcase is decorated throughout with inlaid brass detailing, it is inset with brass fluting and banding as well as with intricate floral panels. There are a pair of 3/4 glazed doors (lockable key supplied) which open to access an interior with 3 adjustable shelves. The whole piece is surmounted by a splendid cornice , complete with turned finials. We have had this piece sympathetically repolished in our workshops to a very high standard. It is now offered for sale in excel;lent condition with a wonderful colour and patina.

Dimensions:
Width 124cms
Depth 41cms
Height 230cms
Ref: 345
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Inlaid Mahogany Bookcase by Edwards and Roberts
A fine quality, and refined, inlaid mahogany bookcase by the prestigious firm of Edwards and Roberts of London. Of excellent construction in the Sheraton revival style in dense solid mahogany timber, now with a wonderful rich colour and patina. The mahogany is decorated throughout with satinwood banding and stringing inlay. The whole bookcase is of break-fronted form and has a series of 3 glazed doors (lockable, with key supplied) over 3 drawers. Each glazed door opens to access a display space with adjustable shelves, providing generous storage/display capacity for books or indeed ornaments. The whole bookcase stands on long elegant tapering legs which terminate in spade feet and are united by an under-tier giving stability and support. This magnificent bookcase is offered for sale in excellent original condition , ready to go straight into the home or office. It splits into two sections for ease of installation.

Dimensions:
Width 153cms
Depth (max) 49cms
Height 193cms

Edwards & Roberts was founded in 1845, and had premises at 21 Wardour Street London. By 1892 they occupied more than a dozen buildings in Wardour Street, where they continued to trade until the end of the century. They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist. Their business also involved retailing, adapting and restoring the finest antique furniture and there are many examples of their earlier furniture with later embellishments bearing their stamp. Edwards & Roberts specialized in marquetry, inlay and ormolu.
Ref: 401
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Victorian Burr Walnut Secretaire Bookcase
An outstanding mid-Victorian period secretaire bookcase in burr walnut. Of excellent construction in solid walnut and attractive burr walnut veneers onto a mahogany carcas. The top section with a pair of glazed doors (lockable with key supplied) which open to access a lined interior with adjustable shelves. The base section has a deep-drawer secretaire. This drawer is lockable with the key supplied, it is fitted with original stylised bun handles. The interior of the secretaire is fitted with stationary compartments and small drawers (lined in birds eye maple veneers) and a sumptuous blue leather writing surface. Beneath the secretaire there is a pair of cupboard doors which open to access good storage space with a single adjustable shelf. Decorated throughout with crisply carved mounts and corbels. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops to a very high standard. Now offered for sale in excellent condition, with a rich colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home, or office.

Dimensions:
Width 122cms
Depth 52cms
Height 206cms
Internal shelf depth 24cms
Ref: 080
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Slender Victorian Burr Walnut Library Bookcase
A splendid and rare mid Victorian period burr walnut library bookcase of slender proportions. Of fine construction in walnut with stunning burr walnut veneers. Probably originally commissioned to fit within a niche or a pier. The top section is surmounted by a stepped cornice and has a single glazed door. The door opens to access an interior with two adjustable shelves. The base section has a single cupboard door which opens to reveal a shelved interior. All standing on a plinth base. Both doors are lockable (key supplied). We have had this wonderful bookcase sympathetically repolished in our workshops. It is now offered for sale in excellent condition with a rich colour an patina, ready to go straight into the home, or office.

dimensions:
Width 87cms
Depth 42cms
Height 195cms
Ref: 429
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Inlaid Satinwood Dwarf Break-Fronted Bookcase
A fine quality dwarf break fronted bookcase in satinwood of generous proportions. Of excellent construction with stunning satinwood veneers on to a solid mahogany carcass. This bookcase really is of the highest quality. It has four doors (all lockable with keys supplied) which open to access shelved interiors providing significant storage/display space. The shelves are all adjustable. The cabinet doors are fitted with stylish astricals to their glazed sections and inlaid panels to their lower portions. To the top of the bookcase is a greek-key dentil cornice and the whole piece stands on a strong and solid plinth. This wonderful bookcase is offered for sale in excellent original condition, with a beautiful colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 235cms
Depth (max) 45cms
Height 129cms
Ref: 920
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French Mahogany Brass Inlaid Bookcase
A splendid French mahogany glazed bookcase from the Empire period. Of good construction in solid mahogany and mahogany veneers onto a solid oak carcas. The bookcase is decorated throughout with inset brass work (moldings and flutings) which is very attractive to the eye. The pair of glazed doors (lockable, key supplied) open to access a display space with 5 adjustable shelves. This bookcase offers a very generous amount of storage/display space. With have had it sympathetically repolsihed to a very high standard in our workshops. It is now offered for sale in excellent condition with a great colour and patina.

Dimensions:
Width 140cms
Depth 43cms
Height 207cms
Ref: 840
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Mahogany Chippendale Style Bookcase by Waring and Gillow
A superb quality mahogany bookcase, or dispaly cabinet, in the Chippendale style. Of excellent construction by the renowned makers Waring and Gillow. Made of a high grade of solid mahogany, now with a wonderful colour and patina. The bookcase is decorated throughout with carved detailing and blind fretwork, all in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. The domed top section has pair of glazed doors which open to access a shelved and lined display space, this could be used for books or to display valuables. The base section is of serpentine form and has a pair of cupboard doors which open to reveal a shelved storage space behind. The whole bookcase stands on stylish ogee bracket feet. This bookcase is of the highest quality and is offered for sale in excellent original condition, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions
Width 119cms
Depth 43cms
Height 205cms

Waring and Gillow a potted history:
Waring & Gillow is a noted firm of English furniture manufacturers formed in 1897 by the merger of Gillow of Lancaster and Waring of Liverpool.
The firm of Gillow's of Lancaster can be traced back to the luxury furniture and furnishings firm founded by Robert Gillow (170472) in 1730. Robert Gillow served an apprenticeship as a joiner. During the 1730s he began to exploit the lucrative West Indies trade exporting mahogany furniture and importing rum and sugar. Following his death in 1772, the business was continued by his two sons, Richard (17341811) and Robert (174593). In 1764 a London branch of Gillow's was established at 176 Oxford Road, now Oxford Street, by Thomas Gillow and William Taylor. The firm rapidly established a reputation for supplying high-quality furniture to the richest families in the country.
During the final years of the 19th century the company ran into financial difficulty and from 1897 began a loose financial arrangement with Waring of Liverpool, an arrangement legally ratified by the establishment of Waring & Gillow in 1903. Waring's of Liverpool was founded by John Waring, who arrived in the city from Belfast in 1835 and established a wholesale cabinet making business. He was succeeded by his son Samuel James Waring who rapidly expanded the business during the 1880s, furnishing hotels and public buildings throughout Europe. He also founded Waring-White Building Company which built the Liverpool Corn Exchange, Selfridge's department store and the Ritz Hotel. Samuel James's son and namesake Samuel James Waring (1860-1940) continued the family business and was elevated to the peerage as Baron Waring in 1922.
Gillow's had established a reputation for the outfitting of luxury yachts and liners, including the royal yacht Victoria and Albert, liners Lusitania, Heliopolis and Cairo, Queen Mary (1936) and Queen Elizabeth (1940) for Cunard. During the First World War the Lancaster factory was turned over to war production, making ammunition chests for the Navy and propellers for De Havilland DH9 aircraft. They also established a large tent-manufacturing facility of 8,000 workers during WW1 on the now closed former exhibition site at White City (the former Machinery Hall). They also made gas masks and trench covers from this site.During this time it was also at the White City site that the Workers Union first got recognition after a four-day strike mainly by women. The company also manufactured ammunition belts for use with machine guns, nosebags for horses and protective clothing for use during gas attacks.
During World War II the factory produced parts for gliders and the Mosquito aircraft, while kit-bags, tents and camouflage nets were made by the upholstery department.
However, the business of the firm began to decline and the Lancaster workshops closed on 31 March 1962. In 1980 Waring and Gillow joined with the cabinet-making firm Maple & Co, to become Maple, Waring & Gillow.
Ref: 883
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Victorian Break Fronted Glazed Mahogany Bookcase
An imposing late Victorian period break fronted glazed bookcase by the prestigious cabinet makers James Winter of Wardour street, London. Very well constructed in a high grade of dense solid mahogany timber. Of break-fronted form and with 3 glazed doors which open to access display space with adjustable shelving. All doors are lockable (key supplied). With carved gadrooning to the plinth and surrounding the top and with a carved blind-fretwork freeze beneath. This handsome bookcase is of high quality and offers generous storage capacity. It is offered for sale in excellent condition, with a rich colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home, or office.

Dimensions:
Width 181cms
Depth (max) 40cms
Height 134cms
Ref: 114
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Georgian Mahogany Secretaire Bookcase
A handsome Georgian period mahogany secretaire bookcase. Well constructed in solid mahogany and attractive mahogany veneers. Decorated with ebonised stringing inlay. The top section with a pair of glazed doors (lockable with key supplied) which open to access display space with adjustable shelving. The base section with a fitted secretaire to the top drawer and 3 further , graduated drawers beneath. The secretaire drawer is lockable (key supplied). All standing on out-swept bracket feet. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home. or office.

Dimensions:
Width 115cms
Depth 54cms
Height 234cms
Ref: 215
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Pair of Glazed Burr Walnut Bookcases
A lovely pair of burr walnut glazed bookcases in the Queen Anne style. Well constructed in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers. The rectangular tops are cross banded and sit over a pair of glazed doors. The doors are lockable with keys supplied and open to access display spaces with adjustable shelving. All standing on stands with squat cabriole legs to the front. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition. A rare opportunity to acquire such a pair of bookcases, With great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions (each bookcase):
Width 95cms
Depth 34cms
Height 122cms
Ref: 667
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Burr Walnut Library Bookcase
A splendid burr walnut library bookcase in the George I style. Of fine construction and dating from the late 19th century. The two glazed doors open to access a display space with adjustable shelves. The base section has a pair of drawers over a pair of cupboard doors (which open to access a storage space with an internal shelf). with canted corners, cross banded drawer fronts, fielded paneled doors and original brass hardware, this is a very handsome bookcase. It is offered for sale in excellent condition and with keys supplied. It has a great colour and patina, and is ready to go straight into the home. It splits into two sections for ease of installation.

Dimensions:
Width 118cms
Depth 42cms
Height 212cms
Ref: 551
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Imposing Carved Oak Bookcase
A bold and impressive carved oak bookcase. Of generous proportions and very well constructed from solid oak with profuse crisply carved decorations. The top section with a pair of glazed doors that open to access a shelved interior. The base section with a single long drawer sitting over a pair of cupboard doors, which open to reveal a shelved interior. Offered for sale in excellent overall condition, with a warm colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home. Splits into two sections for ease of installation.

Dimensions:
Width 145cms
Depth 55cms
Height 227cms
Ref: 097
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Inlaid Mahogany Bookcase/Display Cabinet
A fine quality inlaid mahogany bookcase, or display cabinet, from the Sheraton revival period. Very well made in solid mahogany, with attractive flame mahogany veneers. The inlaid decoration is in satinwood and is found throughout, with banding, stringing , paterae, floral swags and harebell garlands. The two end doors open to reveal interiors with adjustable shelves. The central, glazed door, opens to access a shelved display space. The whole piece stands on short tapering legs terminating in spade feet. This piece is of the highest quality and is offered for sale in excellent original condition, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 158cms
Depth 43cms
Height 178cms
Ref: 370
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Superb Burr Walnut Display Bookcase
A splendid burr walnut bookcase, or display cabinet, of slender proportions in the George I style. Very well made in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers. The top section has a single glazed door which opens (lockable, key supplied) to access a painted and shelved interior. Ideal for displaying books or alternatively valuables. The base section has a single drawer with lovely brass drop handles over a pair of cupboard doors which open to access storage space. The whole piece is surmounted by a glorious broken arch pediment adorned with a central carved crest. We have had this piece sympathetically repolished in our workshops. It is now offered for sale in excellent overall condition with a wonderful warm colour an patina,

Dimensions:
width 69cms
Depth 35cms
Height 198cms
Ref: 768
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