Relevant categories: Bookcases
The open front bookcase has to be one of the most practical pieces of furniture there is and look good in any room. This piece of furniture does what it says on the tin - it's open at the front for easy access to all your books. In the days of the landed gentry who liked to house large libraries in their country piles, the bookcases would line the walls. These open front bookcases would have derived from that purpose but are of course not as wide and smaller and hence better suited for modern living. Of course you don't need to use these bookcases for books - with the adjustable height shelving system you can display decorative pieces - vases, bronze statues, trophies etc - alongside those meaty tomes.
(Nice pair in satinwood for an extra refined look)
The shelving system is very easy to use - you can adjust each shelf height to accommodate the size of book via the slat system the side. Our open front bookcases come in many styles and woods. Our most popular ones are our Sheraton style bookcase - these have a Regency look so the design is very clean and minimal hence making them great for contemporary interiors. They als have intricate and understanted marquetry inlay with Sheraton motifs such as garlands, festoons and cross banding. The Sheraton bookcases come in walnut, mahogany or satinwood to match your existing interior and pieces of furniture.
Our antique open front bookcases are made in England to centuries old traditions hence they are incredibly well crafted and will last for many generations making them a great heirloom and investment. Of course we can also match up these bookcase to other pieces of furniture, for instance if you are looking for a complete dining suite we could match up the bookcase to a sideboard, dining table and chairs. In fact antique dining sets are one of our specialities so please get in touch if you would like us to outfit a whole room or library.
(Above - Open front bookcase - in breakfront version )
These open front bookcases also come in a breakfront version. Breakfront again refers to the protuding central section which sticks out and gives it a nice aesthetic as well as extra space for further book storage. We also have a great range of matching library steps if you are going for the proper library look. Also one of our favourite products is the metamporphic chair which morphs from a dining chair into a set of library steps and is very easy to convert. These metamorphic chairs are one of the best designs and we carry them in both walnut, mahogany and Regency styles. In addition to the open bookcase we have a large range of large breakfront bookcases which are very popular, alongside Regency, art deco and Victorian bookcases.
Many of these antique open front bookcases are on display in our North London / Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom. Please get in touch if you would like to see any of these fine pieces of furniture or you have any other questions. We are conveniently located just 25 minutes north of London just outside Potters Bar where the M25 meets the A1.
( Walnut Regency Sheraton Open Front Bookcases )
Please enjoy below some of videos of our bookcase range via the Canonbury Antiques YouTube channel:
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