Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this exceedingly rare pair of full sized circa 1700 William III walnut and parcel gilt Baroque style library bookcases. These are original library bookcases, they would have sat either side of a grand fireplace in a Library or study, they have clips at the top for attaching them to a wall which is advisable due to the height and depth. They are an exceptionally fine pair, the carvings of Cherubs are early and sublime, the finish is period and unaltered.
In terms of the condition the bookcases have a period correct patina, there are ware areas all over, a piece of timber missing on the top left corner. The bookcases have had woodworm all over, it's very very old however we have treated it three times to be on the safe side.We have also deep cleaned hand condition waxed and hand polished them from top to bottom. The parcel gilt finish has stood the test of time very well, after 320+ years of use its still looking glorious. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask.
Royal House Antiques is a privately owned family ran business founded in Wimbledon SW19 and now based in Pulborough RH20. We specialise in finding, restoring very fine luxury antique leather seating, along with every single other type of antique ranging from the 16.
We also stock a number of designer brands such as Fritz Hansen, Ralph Lauren, Cavalli, Charles & Ray Eames, Vitra, David Linley, Rolex, Tiffany, Jager Le Coulter and so on. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description pertaining to the condition. Royal House Antiques cannot be held liable for any independent assumptions made regarding the items we sell, if you are unsure on any point, please feel free to ask for clarity. Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of creasing and wear, we recommend annual waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. COURIER, LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CAN'T BE POSTED.
Whomever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible, please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two-person team. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Bookcases". The seller is "royal-house-antiques" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.