Antique English William IV Figured Mahogany Two Door Glazed Library Office Bookcase Cupboard (Circa 1835)


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Object Description

Here is a fine quality antique Victorian William IV figured mahogany two door glazed bookcase, circa 1835, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Two Door Bookcase
• Period: William IV
• Circa: 1835
• Provenance: England, United Kingdom
• Wood: Figured Mahogany
• Foliate scrolling pediment (relief cared with gilded cockerel)
• Original glass & brass beading
• Original working brass door latches
• Original working brass lever door locks (with keys)
• 3 height adjustable / removable shelves
• Two door short cupboard below (with shelf)
• Moulded door panels to base
• Shaped pilasters to base
• Working brass lever door lock to base with key
• Original moulded plinth
• Original panelled backboards
• Fantastic original polish and patination
• Stunning quality
• Dismantles into 2 sections for easy access
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

Here is a fine quality antique Victorian William IV figured mahogany two door glazed bookcase, circa 1835, in excellent original condition. This bookcase comprises a detachable foliate scrolling pediment with relief carvings and gilded cockerel, above two large glazed doors, which retain the original mahogany beading and glass panels. The right-hand door retains the original brass strip and working brass lever lock with key. The top section incorporates three adjustable height shelves, which can also be removed if necessary. The top section sits on a short cupboard base, with two lovely figured mahogany panel doors, incorporating the original brass working lever lock with key. The interior retains the original shelf. The door panels are flanked with pretty pilasters and stands on its original block plinth. The back of the bookcase retains its original boards. The bookcase dismantles into three sections (pediment, glazed top and base) for easy transport and access into the house.

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 with cornice = 228cm or 89¾” or 7ft 5¾”
Top Height (with cornice) = 155.9cm or 61⅜” or 5ft 1⅜”
Base Height = 72.1cm or 28⅜” or 2ft 4⅜”
External Width (base) = 123.6cm or 48⅝” or 4ft ⅝”
External Depth (base) = 41.6cm or 16⅜” or 1ft 4⅜”
Top shelf depth (cabinet) = 24.8cm or 9¾”
Bottom shelf depth (base) = 31.5cm or 12⅜” or 1ft ⅜”

The price for this item is £2,750 including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*.

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.

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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.

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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 fine 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 glazed cabinet doors boast the original glass, which is in excellent condition. All doors, to both base and top, retain their original working latches and locks with working keys. As the bookcase boasts the original French polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination. The item is solid in joint and ready to use.

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Organsdale Farm
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