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Antique Victorian Tiger Oak Double Door Bookcase With Grotesque Carved Frieze

Antique Victorian Tiger Oak Double Door Bookcase With Grotesque Carved Frieze

Regular price $2,450.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,450.00 USD
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With our absolute highest compliments Bay Colony Antiques takes the utmost pleasure in offering this remarkable late 19th century antique bookcase. This example was made at the height of the Victorian period and displays the talents of a master carver with extensive experience working in their trade. The entire bookcase is made from a premium grade of oak with quartersawn tiger oak utilized in several areas to further enhance the overall allure of the piece. The double glass doors open to reveal three shelves which each are made to adjust to various height increments to accommodate books of different heights. The bookcase is finished with a darker golden tone which provides a beautiful balance of color and depth that enriches the character of the oak wood grain. The most notable aspect of this bookcase is the masterfully carved frieze spanning the length of the top. In the center a grotesque figure, also referred to as a Northwind face or Greenman depending on which culture is being represented, is prominently featured. On either side of the figural carving are flowing lines of oaken leaf carvings which are robustly carved with intricate detail. The carving work is of the highest possible quality with oak being a notorious difficult medium for carvers to work with. The entire bookcase is in exceptional condition with only one indent upon the top that is of little concern. The bookcase measures 43 1/2" wide x 14 3/4" deep x 57 1/4" tall with an interior that allows for 41" of usable width and 11 1/4" of usable depth.


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