You are looking at a single English Sheraton style openfront bookcase hand crafted from the finest walnut. This lovely piece is the perfect mix of decorative beauty and practical functionality to make for a vintage design classic.
Ostensibly it is of course a bookcase of course you can use it to hold other items, it looks particuarly good with decorative items – statues, vases etc – in them. However, for myself, being the bookish type I have aone in my home with nothing but lovely, fading works of literature in them.
The shelves are adjustable to suit meaty tomes or smaller paperbacks. The shelves work on a slat system so you can adjust them to whatever height you like for whatever you like, from ‘War and Peace’ to the ‘World’s Smallest Book of Poetry’ this bookcase is perfect.
The inlay is made from various fruitwoods – satinwood, rosewood, applewood – to create a beautiful affect. The fruitwoods are softer hence there use as inlay within the harder mahogany. The level of the craftmanship on this is absolutely superb, both strucurally in that its very solid, and also with the intricacy of the inlay.
The close up pictures of the inlay work hopefully illustrates the level of craftmanship with patterns of scrolling branches, urns and flower motifs. They would be the highlight of any room and due to their solid construction will last for many generations more.
It is in perfect conditon structurally and has just come back from the restorers where it was repolished so it’s ready for home use straight away