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Yew Wood Antique Breakfront Bookcase
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  • This yew wood breakfront bookcase was made in England.
    antique breakfront bookcase
  • With all of the drawers and doors open you can see what this breakfront has to offer!
    inside of antique breakfront bookcase
  • Both sides are in very good condition.
    left side of breakfront bookcase
  • A stunning piece of yew wood furniture from any angle.
    right side of yew wood bookcase
  • Each lower cabinet door features lovely wood grain and a black ebony line inlay.
    inlaid doors
  • The brass pulls contract nicely with the yew wood.
    brass pulls on yew wood
  • The step back or counter area where the lower and upper sections meet has some very light marks as well.
    counter section
  • The cornice is a dentil moulded cornice.
    dentil moulded cornice of breakfront
  • Each shelf adjusts to one of three positions.
    adjustable shelves
  • The drawers were carefully constructed with dovetailed joints.
    dovetailed drawers open
  • The back is sturdy and well made.
    back of antique breakfront bookcase

Yew Wood Antique Breakfront Bookcase

$2,995 $1,795

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SKU: MB749 Shipping: Free! Availability: Sold Origin Date: 1960 Condition: Excellent Dimensions: 47.5" w x 16" d x 78.25" h Wood: Yew Customizable: No Category: Tags: , , , ,

Product Description

A stunning yew wood antique breakfront bookcase that was made in England around 1960 by a company called Harding Reproduction Furniture.  It features three locking astragal glazed glass doors, three drawers, and three locking cabinet doors below.

Antique Breakfront Bookcase

The back of the middle lower door of this antique breakfront bookcase is tagged with a label from Harding Reproduction Furniture in England. There is not much information on this company, however, their work is well done. Over the years this antique breakfront bookcase has been kept in excellent condition. There are very few wear marks here and there as you would expect from a piece of this age. The very top is adorned with a dentil moulded cornice. All of the shelves in the top section have a depth of 9.25″ and are adjustable with a brass pigeon hole system into three different positions. Below the top is a row of three drawers. Each drawer slides in and out effortlessly. Harding has shown their attention to detail in this antique breakfront bookcase in the dovetailed drawer joints. The drawers also each feature a swan neck brass pull. Below the drawers are three cabinet doors decorated with ebony line inlay. Each door reveals its own storage section with one adjustable wooden shelf. Finally this antique breakfront bookcase sits on a set of sturdy bracket feet.

Yew Wood

The wood used is a beautiful selection of yew wood containing plenty of flare in the grain. Yew wood furniture like this is hard to find and extremely beautiful. All of the doors lock with two included keys and the entire antique breakfront bookcase comes apart in two sections (top and bottom) for easier transporting. You won’t find a lovelier cabinet out there so don’t miss this one!

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