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This bookcase has a rich and striking grain, and has been accomplished in walnut which has beautifully faded over the years by the sun and looks fabulous.
It has 13 pane astragal glazing to the doors and as a sign of quality the locks are by the eminent lock maker Hobbs & Co.
This bookcase has original shelves, locks, glass, etc., and the shelves are adjustable.
Both top and bottom part have glazed door so leather bound books would look amazing.
Instill the elegance of a bygone era to a special place in your home with this fabulous antique bookcase.
In excellent untouched condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 211 x Width 194 x Depth 42
Dimensions in inches:
Height 6 feet, 11 inches x Width 6 feet, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches
The Walnut woods are probably the most recognisable and popular of all the exotic woods, having been used in furniture making for many centuries. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.
Alfred Charles Hobbs
(1812 - 1891) born in America, when Alfred was only three years old his farther died leaving the family destitute. Beginning at the age of ten, A. C. Hobbs worked at a variety of jobs ranging from farm help to wood carving, carriage building, tinsmithing, and harness making. While an apprentice at the Sandwich Glass Company, he learned to make doorknobs and became interested in locks. For a while he was a partner in a small firm of Jones & Hobbs, lock makers. About 1840 he became a salesman for the Day & Newell Company - one of America's foremost lock makers. Here he earned a reputation as an expert lock picker. He found that the best way to sell his Companies locks was to pick the locks of his competitors.
In 1851 he was sent to the Great Exhibition in London where he successfully picked the famous Chubb and Bramah locks. ( "Great Lock Controversy" .)
Assisted by his newly won fame and publicity, he founded Hobbs & Co., London, in 1852.
Our reference: 06436
318 Green Lanes