cracking oak bookcases Furniture, Ref: 1910
Details of Furniture
cracking oak bookcases
We have almost 20 of these terrific bookcases, all of which are 89 inches tall, but of various lengths (the shortest being 73 inches wide.
They came from a building designed by the firm of 'Honeyman, Keppie and Mackintosh'-yes, that Mackintosh, in 1903, and they also designed the interior fittings. The Mackintosh society were offered them, but said they weren't interested as they were not specifically made by him, so they were offered to us.
The smaller ones were single sided and were against the outer walls, but the rest were double sided. We had to split them down the middle (making them single sided and therefore more useful) in order to get them out of the building, and even then, at an angle, they scraped the floor and door frames as the door ways had been replaced with modern smaller openings.
The bottom shelf bits where books were displayed have also been removed, though the metal brackets for the shelves go down past these, so they may have been a more recent addition?
We don't often get bookcases in, less so oak ones and I expect we will never see any again with such pedigree, which is why we worked till 1 o'clock in the morning to remove them before the contractors moved in.
Definitely worth it though.
Please note that the first pics of these show them still in-situ and therefore still double sided.
THESE ARE NOW PRETTY MUCH ALL SOLD, WE MAY BE ABLE TO MAKE UP A SINGLE SMALL ONE IN THE FUTURE OUT OF BITS AND BOBS THOUGH.