Relevant categories: Bookcases,Cabinets and Chests
( Above Photo: Pair Regency Bookcases Waterfall Open Front Antique )
A waterfall bookcase is unlike any other bookcase you have encountered. Instead of a bookcase with similar-sized shelves, this particular furniture piece has graduated shelves from the largest at the base and the smallest at the top. Therefore, it gives the impression of a gradual waterfall, hence its name.
The first waterfall bookcase appeared during the Georgian period, one of the most memorable in furniture-making history. Each bookcase was different from the others, having several tiers of shelves. Separating the levels are scalloped profiles, providing for graceful transitions.
Unlike bookcases, whose bases are the same size as the top, this particular furniture piece has a broader base, which perfectly carries the weight of the rest of the shelves. The waterfall bookcase is perfect for more than just storing books. It can also hold art pieces, flower vases, and other decorations.
( Above Photo: Breakfront Bookcase in Satinwood - Regency Sheraton Painted Bookcases )
Apart from the apparent decoration value, a waterfall bookcase has several uses around the home. You don't have to reduce to mere book storage. Here is how to use a bookcase in simple ways:
( Above Photo: Georgian Waterfall Bookcase Mahogany Antique )
Does your house have a large entryway? You can make a waterfall bookcase part of your entryway for storing items as you enter the house. Some of the things that can go onto the bookcase include storage baskets and shoes. Any bags, keys, and outerwear are better off going to the bookcase.
A waterfall bookcase can be the perfect room divider in a single-room house. You can place it in the middle of the room to create the impression of a wall on one side of the room. On the other side, the bookcase can serve as a storage surface. This functionality is great for use in the home, office, or anywhere else you need to divide space.
Perhaps you already have a shoe rack at home. A waterfall bookcase is perfect for holding your shoes if you don't have one. Since the shelves are graduated, you can keep the more oversized shoes closer to the base and the smaller shoes at the top. It's perfect for the entryway, garage, or bedroom.
( Above Photo: Chinese Circular Bookcase Display Cabinet Hardwood Stand )
You likely have accessories like video games, gaming consoles, Blue-rays, and DVDs for your entertainment needs. You can keep your media perfectly organized on the shelves for safety and easy retrieval. The waterfall bookcase is also perfect for holding laptops, desktop computers, and monitors when not in use.
Did you know that a waterfall bookcase is a perfect display for art pieces? You can use it to hold flower vases, paintings, sculptures, etc. Using the bookcase in this manner can make it a perfect focal point in any part of your home.
( Above Photo: Georgian Breakfront Bookcase Mahogany Revival 1880 )
Standing on its own, a waterfall bookcase is a highly decorative furniture piece great for adding to any room. It has graduated shelves that can be used for various forms of storage. It also provides a perfect display of art pieces around the home. If you're looking for a waterfall bookcase, don't hesitate to call us.
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