This large yew wood antique style breakfront bookcase is an impressive piece of furniture. Originally made in England around the year 1960, it has recently been imported to our Atlanta antique furniture store.
Bookcase With Cocktail Cabinet
Central to this bookcase’s enjoyment is the cocktail cabinet or fold down bar right in the middle. This section has a mirrored back and drop down surface for mixing drinks. A great little area for hiding away glasses and bottles until the appropriate occasion. On either side of the liquor cabinet are glass doors with thirteen pane astragal glazed doors. Each door houses three adjustable wooden shelves all with a shelf depth of 9″ and which adjust via a brass pin and hole system. Also, the center shelf has a depth of 12″. All of the doors and bar lock with accompanying keys. Below are four very deep drawers that were fashioned with dovetailed joints. Two are fitted with felt liners. Dark brass swan neck handles adorn the drawers.
Some smaller details really come together with this piece to create an elegant look. The wood itself, yew wood, has a regal look with warm color and small bird’s eyes in the grain. A dentil moulded crown at the top gives the bookcase a very finished look. This bookcase does break down into two pieces (top and bottom) for easier moving.
We have rated this piece in fair condition due to a number of areas of cosmetic wear that do lend some character to the piece. We have tried to capture these in the photos as well. The yew wood has developed some fading throughout the base and doors. There is a light inside the bar, but it would need to be re-wired to work on US circuits. There are two minor indents on the lower corner of the left side. Despite these minor issues, the overall look of the cabinet is stunning!
Overall this is a very sturdy and beautiful breakfront bookcase with cocktail cabinet that will look great in the right setting!
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