Rarely seen and high quality quartersawn tiger oak Udell stacking barrister bookcase from the Udell Furniture Works from Indianapolis, Indiana. Udell began manufacturing furniture in the mid 1870's and the name finally disappeared in the mid 1950's due to a merger. I'm guessing that this bookcase dates to about 1915 to 1925. I have no information on what the original cost of Udell's barrister bookcases was but it may have been higher than Globe Wernicke and Macey. Udell went a step further in that the doors on Their book sections slid into an enclosed compartment above the books.You never had to worry about the equalizers or scissor mechanism rubbing against your books or collectibles. The equalizers made it so that the doors would slide effortlessly when opening or closing the doors. Each book section was completely separated from the doors when the doors were in the open position. This bookcase is comprised of 6 stacking pieces.
You have the four legged base followed by 4 glass front book sections where you lift up the doors and they then slide back above the book section and finally the top cap. This bookcase features three different heights for the book sections. There is one that it 9" tall, next is 11" tall and finally two sections that are a very generous 13 tall for large books.
All book sections are 10 1/4 deep inside the doors. If you do not see what you are looking for I may be able to find it. This bookcase is available for local pick-up.
The item "ANTIQUE QUARTER SAWN TIGER OAK UDELL BARRISTER STACKING LAWYER'S BOOKCASE" is in sale since Tuesday, August 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Bookcases". The seller is "wunkles" and is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.