A good George III mahogany bookcase remains a big ticket item for any home - a place to keep the all-important collection of books is still a basic requirement for the well-furnished drawing room or office. With the advent of the interent you could easily imagine that no-one wants books anymore - but this is not our experience - a good bookcase makes a house well ordered and provides a focal-point for thought and education. The price for an early nineteenth century break-front bookcase remains in the thousands not hundreds.
Order and quick access to favourite books is always important, but a place to display a prized collection is equally significant. Now that display cabinets are not as popular as previously, there are many bargains to be had. The secret of a glazed display cabinet is to have an uncluttered, organised interior to give maximum advantage to your collection. Edwardian satinwood display cabinets are the best but have to be of outstanding quality.
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