Barrister’s Bookcase

A rare industrial barrister’s bookcase with glass doors and interchangeable sections, by Art Metal, of London, circa early to mid 20th century…

SKU: RC00812.

Product Description

A stunning and rare Barrister’s glass bookcase…

Although we are unsure of the actual age of this piece, we believe it would date to the early/mid part of the 20th century. The makers mark “Art Metal, London SW1 England” refers to the Art Metal’s Works on Buckingham Palace Road in Westminster, dating back to the turn of the century

The bookcase has many things going for it… Firstly, the original gun metal paint, secondly that desirable industrial style that’s so on trend and thirdly the opportunity to add or reduce to the size of the bookcase with the ‘removable’ units…

The cabinet is of a heavy nature, strong and durable. The glass front panels pivot upwards from a hinge at the top of each compartment and then slide backwards into the body of the cabinet once horizontal giving clear, giving easy access to the contents

A great piece for storage or to display that important collection…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. The overall surface is of a ‘weathered’ nature with some rusty areas. There are surface scars and abrasions across the whole piece, along with some paint chipping – yet we simply feel it adds to its charm and authenticity. There is one notable small loss to the glass (as pictured) in the bottom section (top right hand corner) Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 29cm, Width : 83cm, Height : 133cm

Condition : Structurally good, some surface marks and scratches, some areas of paint chipping, weathered patina, rusty in areas, small loss to the glass (as described above)

Postage : Due to the size and weight of this item, it is listed as local collection only. We do however have a courier on hand who would happily provide a postage quote to your address

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 29 x 83 x 133 cm