This outstanding early barrister bookcase has no maker's marks that I can find. The top crown extends outward at the front like pre-1900 Globe Wernicke barristers.This bookcase appears to be made almost entirely out of quartersawn oak including the very heavy top cap or crown. This bookcase has the metal equalizers or scissor mechanism to make opening and closing the doors a smooth operation.
All of the shelves are made of oak pieces of wood laid in like puzzle pieces. I have shown several pictures of these. The sides of the bookcase are heavily paneled with three incised lines at the bottom of each section. The front outer edge of each book section has a routed design with brass caps. I remember only seeing this shelf construction many years ago and cannot remember whom the maker was.All of these construction details add up to an expensive bookcase when it was made. This is probably why there are not many of these bookcases out there since they probably could not compete against the pricing of Globe Wernicke, Macy, Lundstrom and Hale. All of the book sections have the original wavy glass. This beautiful bookcase is comprised of 5 stacking pieces. This bookcase is also 36" wide which is about 2" wider than the other barrister's of the day. At the bottom we start with the base, followed by three glassed doored book sections each of which is 10 tall followed by the top cap or crown. All of the book sections are 10 deep front to back inside the closed doors. The interior width of each book section is 35 If you want just one barrister bookcase to stand alone in a room to see the wonderful paneled sides then this is for you! I have had multiple buyers return for second and third bookcases. This bookcase is available for local pick-up. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Bookcases". The seller is "wunkles" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.