One of the finest bookcases we have had in this exceptionally rare style. This cabinet dates to the very early 1900's and is solid, wide flake, quarter-sawn oak, including the sides and top.
No veneer on this cabinet. Very rare cathedral doors and the fretwork inserts are undamaged. The top is not scratched and has no potted plant syndrome. The left glass is the original wavy glass and the right glass is replacement double strength glass. Glass sits tight in the frames and does not rattle.
The original wood casters roll properly. The doors open and close properly and are not bowed. The left door has 2 original inside catches. The lock and key are original and the lock functions correctly. We never make a representation as to the mechanical longevity of any antique furniture lock.The finish is excellent, matte, like Arts & Crafts furniture is supposed to be. There are 4 original poplar shelves that are 11" x 36". The shelves are reversible and do NOT have plate grooves.
The shelves are not scratched, and there are no musty old book smells in the cabinet. All of the original shelf pins are present and they are adjustable at about 2 increments. Hard to find a cabinet with 4 original shelves. The cabinet has undergone a professional refinish in years gone by and it remains excellent +. There is no evidence of any repair work that I can see.The back of the cabinet is oak veneer plywood, and presents very well on the interior. The back does show a few veneer blisters on the outermost rear layer and these are quite typical of a cabinet of this vintage, but the back is tight and should easily last another lifetime or two. The cabinet measures 58 1/2" tall x 38 1/2" wide x 12 3/4 deep. Shelves are 11 x 36. This is a 100+ year old refinished antique cabinet and not a reproduction.
It is not brand new and does not pretend to be. There may be a very small scratch or two here and there that will not show up in the photos. Having said that, this unusually styled cabinet is as close to pristine as you will find. Please enlarge the photos as they are part of the description and check your measurements carefully as all sales are final.
We have been in the restoration business for 49 years. If you need a specific photo, just let us know. Please see our other fine antique items by clicking on sellers other items.We encourage you to contact your local shipper for an insured quote. Give your shipper dimensions and weight or just forward the listing to him. This cabinet is not as heavy as it looks - if you are picking up, bring one able bodied person and I will help you load. Please bring blankets to protect it. Cabinet should easily fit it many SUVs - check your measurements! Cabinet can be picked up in Greenwood, SC 29646. We are 2 hours south of Charlotte and Asheville, 1 hour west of Columbia, SC, 3 hours east of Atlanta and 1 hour north of Augusta, GA. Cabinet can be picked up here 24/7/365. The item "Antique Quarter-sawn Oak Bookcase Mission Oak Ecclesiastical 58 x 38 x 13" is in sale since Tuesday, March 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Bookcases\1900-1950".
The seller is "2twins47" and is located in Greenwood, South Carolina. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.