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Antique Victorian Open Breakfront Open Bookcase, 19th Century

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This is a beautiful antique Victorian oak open breakfront bookcase, Circa 1870 in date. The breakfront top above a frieze, the solid oak superbly carved with rosettes, above three banks of open bookshelves enclosing fourteen adjustable shelves, raised on lions paw feet Add a touch of elegance to a special room in your home with this stunning bookcase. Condition: In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. Dimensions in cm: height 155 x width 76 x depth 33 Dimensions in inches: height 5 feet, 1 inch x width 2 foot, 6 inches x depth 1 foot, 1 inch Oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus - Latin "oak tree" having approximately 600 extant species. Oak wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm3, great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very appealing grain markings, particularly when quartersawn. Oak wood is very durable, easy to maintain and resistant to wear and tear which is why it can be easily handed to the next generations if taken well care of. Oak wood virtually lasts forever and you can still admire oak furniture in museums and palaces even if it was made many centuries ago. Oak has been prized since the Middle Ages for use in interior panelling of prestigious buildings such as the debating chamber of the House of Commons in London and in the construction of fine furniture.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 61.03 in (155 cm)Width: 69.3 in (176 cm)Depth: 13 in (33 cm)
  • Style:
    Victorian (Of the Period)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1870
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  • Seller Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: A22371stDibs: LU950628515082
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