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Antique Victorian Mahogany Bookcase with Intricate Carvings

  Lot # Z105
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Antique Victorian Mahogany Bookcase with Intricate Carvings

This Antique Mahogany Bookcase is a fine example of Victorian craftsmanship from the late 19th to early 20th century. Combining functionality with exquisite artistry, this piece is a valuable addition to any antique collection.

Craftsmanship and Design:

  • This bookcase is expertly crafted from high-quality mahogany, known for its durability and rich, warm finish. The solid construction ensures longevity and showcases the natural beauty of the wood.
  • Exquisite Carvings: The bookcase features intricate bas-relief carvings along the frieze, including scrollwork and floral motifs, reflecting the elaborate design sensibilities of the Victorian era. Such detailed carvings were typical of high-end furniture pieces from this period.
  • Lion Head Motifs: Flanking the glass-paned doors are beautifully carved lion heads, symbolizing strength and nobility. This motif was popular in Victorian design, adding a regal touch to the furniture.
  • Claw Feet: The bookcase stands on robust claw feet, another classic Victorian design element, which enhances its aesthetic appeal and provides sturdy support.

Functional Features:

  • (4) Fully Adjustable Shelves: The interior of the bookcase features four fully adjustable shelves, offering versatile storage options for books, decorative items, and other valuables.
  • Sliding Glass Doors with Key: The bookcase comes with sliding glass doors and key, the glass is original. The locks are fully functional, a testament to the piece’s quality and craftsmanship.
  • Construction: The sides of the bookcase are beveled and paneled. The top of the bookcase is crafted from a single solid piece of mahogany (48x16), demonstrating the high-quality construction and attention to detail typical of the era.


  • Good, Age Appropriate Wear: The bookcase is in good condition, with minor signs of wear consistent with its age. These include subtle scratches and a beautiful patina that enhances its antique charm.


  • Dimensions: 59.5" (Height) x 48" (Width) x 16" (Depth)

This Antique Mahogany Bookcase is a remarkable piece that combines aesthetic beauty with practical functionality. Its intricate carvings, solid wood construction, and original features make it a valuable addition to any collection. Whether used as a functional bookcase or a decorative statement piece, it is sure to enhance any room with its historical charm and elegance.

Lot # Z105
System ID # 17497707
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