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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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    The shelves adjust with brass pins.
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    The dental molded cornice at the top is the perfect way to crown the bookcase.
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    This shows the beautiful brass pulls on the drawers.
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    Dovetailed drawers.
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    This is the front of the drop down which has some minor fading.
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    Here is the desk section.
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    Lovely green leather with a tooled border.
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    Shown here is the opposite side.
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    This bookcase looks great from any angle
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    The bracket feet are quite sturdy and in great shape.
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    Here you can clearly see the distinct top and bottom sections.

Antique Yew Breakfront Bookcase with Secretary

$3,115 $1,865

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SKU: MB971 Shipping: Free! Availability: Sold Origin Date: 1960 Condition: Excellent Dimensions: 59.5" w x 16" d x 78" 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 five fully adjustable shelves. Each shelf has a depth of 9.25″. The center is anchored by a lovely arched opening. The bottom cabinets contain three removable shelves, 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 27.25″ wide and 13.75″ 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 35.25″ 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.

Excellent 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. The exterior or face of the secretary has sustained some minor fading over time which is evident if you look very closely. Overall, it remains in excellent condition and would make a fine addition to any antique furniture collection!

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