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Breakfront Bookcases

The antique breakfront bookcase is a great way to add colour and the warmth of timber while representing a practical storage solution for the drawing room. Please contact us with any questions or with any specific requirements.

Antique Breakfront Bookcase

Mahogany antique breakfront bookcase with flame mahogany door fronts and open top. This is a good large scale bookcase made of very good quality timber and with adjustable shelves. This is a magnificent piece of furniture and less expensive than having one fitted.

English circa 1820 and with later additions
£5,800
GDEJ002

95" high
85" wide
16½" deep
 

Breakfront bookcase

Large antique bookcase made of good South American mahogany. It has eight doors, four glass for display and four blind to hide things, behind which are adjustable shelves. The doors and astral glazing bars are typical of this early period of cabinet making, which is to say that they are as thin as possible to create the impression of space and light. This is an especially fine example of a George III period antique breakfront bookcase. Please enquire for more information or for more photographs.

English circa 1800 £16,500
09 14 04

98 1/2" high max
15 1/4" deep ends at waist
19" deep centre at waist
106" wide max at cornice

Breakfront bookcase

Good scale antique breakfront bookcase from English country house drawing room or library. This one was actually found in a large town house in Versailles. It is made of really fine Cuban mahogany with interesting grain patterns. it has adjustable shelves and lots of lovely cupboard space. It is also not too deep front to back so will not intrude far into the room. Please excuse the colour as it is in the photographs. It has not been restored yet - once the varnish is carefully lifted away, the deep patination will be revealed.

English circa 1790 £12,500
05 14 19

98 1/2" wide at waist
99" wide at cornice
92" high overall
18 1/2" deep (max)

Breakfront bookcase

Very large oak bookcase made of good faded oak with mudullary rays. The top has large bookshelves which are totally adjustable and the base has large lockable cupboard doors with shelves inside. There are drawers hidden all the way along the frieze, they are so close fitting that they do not look like drawers until they are opened. The detail is so fine that the moulding of the drawer is mitred to hide the joint when the drawer is closed. This is a magnificent bookcase that really has to be seen to be fully appreciated.

English circa 1850 £18,500
RP 002

11' 6" wide (at body of top)
12' wide (at widest point of the base/surface)
12' 5" (at widest point of cornice)
8'10" high (overall)
23½" deep max at edge
29" deep max at centre

Breakfront bookcase

Large oak antique breakfront bookcase unusually with the centre section taller than the sides, this bookcase is wonderfully restrained and is made of a very interesting and well figured cut of oak that has faded to a lovely pale colour

English circa 1840 £12,800
DM 001

91" wide at waist
99" high maximum
18 1/2" deep at edge
22 1/2" deep in the centre

Breakfront bookcase

Very fine quality circa 1870 aesthetic movement antique oak bookcase with ebony stringing and motif details and wonderful secretaire to the top drawer. This bookcase is exceptionally well made, a most beautiful colour (as in the forth photograph) and it is very well drawn. It is much better looking than the photographs can show, please contact us to view in our show room or in situ.

English circa 1870 £11,500
MOC 010

106" tall
84" wide
22 deep

George III breakfront secretaire bookcase

A George III mahogany and glazed antique breakfront secretaire bookcase, very fine quality well figured mahogany and oak lined drawers, with a secretaire or secretary drawer to the middle compartment.

English circa 1800 £11,500
JMM 243

Height: 85 inches
Width: 78 inches