Antique Anglo Indian Victorian Colonial Campaign Mahogany Two Door Glazed Library Office Bookcase Cupboard (Circa 1870)

GBP 2,950.00

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Object Description

Here is a superb exhibition quality antique Victorian Colonial Anglo Indian campaign solid mahogany two door glazed bookcase, circa 1870, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Two Door Bookcase
• Period: Victorian
• Circa: 1870
• Provenance: Anglo Indian
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Moulded cornice
• Stunning carved floral corbels
• Original working brass door latches
• Original working brass lever door locks (with keys)
• Three-tier top compartment
• 2 height adjustable / removable shelves
• Two-tier compartment base cabinet
• 2 fully functional drawers
• 2 secret drawers to base
• Moulded top & door panels to base
• Shaped foliate carved legs to base
• Original silver & green amber door handles
• Original moulded plinth & pad feet
• Original panelled backboards
• Fantastic original polish and patination
• Exhibition quality
• Superb construction quality
• Dismantles into 3 sections for easy access
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

Here is a superb exhibition quality antique Victorian Colonial Anglo Indian campaign solid mahogany two door glazed bookcase, circa 1870, in excellent original condition. This bookcase comprises a detachable protruding cornice, with a glazed two-door cabinet and cupboard base below. The top section is decorated with stunning quality foliate carved corbels above and below the doors. Moulded arched panels house glass doors. The left-hand door retains its original brass sliding bolt latches, while the right-hand door boasts a green amber handle and retains the original working lock, with working key. The inside of the cabinet is divided into three tiers, with two removable shelves. The cabinet rests on a cupboard base. The base is also decorated with stunning quality foliate carved shaped legs to the corners, echoing the design of the top section. The doors retain their original working latches to the left-hand door and working lock and key & green amber handle to the right-hand door. The base section doors open to reveal two fully working, hand dovetailed, mahogany lined campaign drawers, which feature the original brass handles and escutcheons. The drawers include their original working locks and working key. In addition to the main drawers, there are two secret drawers; if the two main drawers are removed, there is a cubby hole inside the base at either end. The cubby holes each contain a single, narrow drawer, which can be lifted up and pulled out. These secret drawers are ideal for the storage of high value items, to keep them safe. Below is a two-tier compartment cupboard. The base rests on its original moulded plinth, which in turn rests on the original pad feet. The bookcase dismantles into three sections – the cornice, the glazed cabinet and cupboard base – for ease of transportation and access.

This bookcase features a rich mahogany colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This item would look superb in a variety of rooms, especially the office or library. It would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional.

External Height = 217.7cm or 85¾” or 7ft 1¾”
Top Height (with cornice) = 121cm or 47⅝” or 3ft 11⅝”
Base Height = 96.5cm or 38” or 3ft 2”
External Width (cornice) = 118.9cm or 46⅞” or 3ft 10⅞”
External Depth (base) = 66.1cm or 26” or 2ft 2”
Top shelf depth (cabinet) = 34.4cm or 13½” or 1ft 1½”
Bottom shelf depth (base) = 46.3cm or 18¼” or 1ft 6¼”

In order to make way for new stock, the price for this item has been reduced from £4,250 to £2,950, including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*. This is a saving of £1,300!

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
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International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This bookcase is of exhibition quality and is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. The cabinet doors are not warped and close flush to the frame. All doors, to both base and top, retain their original working latches and locks with working keys, and both right hand doors retain their original green amber handles. Likewise, the internal drawers retain their original brass locks and handles, with working key. As the bookcase boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination. The item is solid in joint and ready to use.

Object Details

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Dealer Location

Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom