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Antique Yew Breakfront Bookcase with Secretary
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    This yew bookcase was crafted in England circa 1960.
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    This bookcase contains a generous amount of storage space.
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    This bookcase looks great from any angle
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    Shown here is the opposite side.
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    Here is the desk section.
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    The bracket feet are quite sturdy and in great shape.
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    The doors have an amazing grain to them.
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    The dental molded cornice at the top is the perfect way to crown the bookcase.
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    Each section of glass is an individual pane.
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    The shelves adjust with brass pins.
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    Dovetailed drawers.
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    Here you can clearly see the distinct top and bottom sections.

Antique Yew Breakfront Bookcase with Secretary

$2,915 $1,745 $2,915 $1,325

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SKU: MB1029 Shipping: Free! Availability: Sold Origin Date: 1960 Condition: Good Dimensions: 55.75" w x 16.25" d x 75.5" h Wood: Yew Customizable: No Category: Tags: , , ,

Product Description

This stunning yew breakfront bookcase was crafted in England in the 1960’s. Fitted with an array of shelves, drawers, and a secretary desk, it contains a substantial amount of storage space ideal for living room or office furniture collections.

Clever antique design yields modern functionality

Without a doubt, this luxurious bookcase is every bit as functional as it is beautiful. The astragal glass top–suitable either for storing books or for displaying decorative items–contains a total of seven fully adjustable glass shelves. Each shelf has a depth of 10.25″. The center is anchored by a lovely arched opening. The bottom cabinets contain a removable shelf in each, while three drawers provide convenient storage. The central drop down section opens to reveal an elegant secretary with a writing surface of rich, green leather bordered by gold tooling. Measuring 16″ wide and 15″ deep, it offers a tidy workspace that can be put away or left out for decoration when not in use. The desk has a height of 36″ from the floor when open.

Beautiful Georgian style

It is little wonder that Georgian period furniture made such a mark on cabinetry that its styles are still reproduced today. This breakfront bookcase is quite beautiful, with rich yew wood, astragal glass, dentil molding, and brass hardware. The breakfront design itself is also quite beautiful, adding depth and complexity to a bookcase that is already quite lovely in its own right. The result is a classic antique style bookcase that would complement any formal dining room or office furniture setting.

Good vintage condition

After half a century, this breakfront bookcase remains as sturdy as the day it was made. The top rests firmly on the unwavering base. The drawers operate smoothly. All of the doors continue to lock with an accompanying skeleton key–and all of their original mechanisms intact. The secretary drawer is very sturdy and the fall opens and locks shut very easily. Minor wear marks exist on the moldings. The top of the base section has scratches that are mostly covered up by the top but visible near the front. Finally, several of the knots in the yew of the doors and sides were filled in prior to finishing giving them a much lighter tone. Overall, it remains in good condition and would make a fine addition to any antique furniture collection!
The top does separate from the base for easier moving.

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