19TH CENTURY ANTIQUE DOUBLE DOOR ARTS & CRAFTS / MISSION OAK LARKIN BOOKCASE
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We are pleased to offer for sale this great late 19th / early 20th century Arts & Crafts / Mission Oak double door Larkin bookcase. The Larkin Soap Company was founded in 1877 in Buffalo, NY by John D Larkin. The company employed a mail order, straight to consumer business method that helped them flourish. In 1893 the catalog was distributed to over 1.5 million people. The company sold bundle deals where if you purchased $10 worth of soap you'd receive a free object like a lamp, desk, a piece of pottery, or many other objects. As demand grew the company decided to manufacture these "giveaway" pieces themselves. From this the Larkin Furniture Company in Buffalo was created. This double door oak bookcase was in high demand during the Stickley era of home design. This bookcase has four adjustable shelves, a raised back gallery, old wavy glass doors, brass escutcheon plate, and Larkin label semi-intact. The label is on the backboards missing about a third of it but is easily identifiable. The bookcase measures 39 1/2" wide x 13 3/4" deep x 57" tall at the back gallery.
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