Early 20C Globe Wernicke 5 Section Barristers Bookcase

Early 20C Globe Wernicke 5 Section Barristers Bookcase.

Early 20C Globe Wernicke 5 Section Barristers Bookcase


Presenting a RARE Early 20C Globe Wernicke 5 Section Barristers Bookcase.

From circa 1910 and made of dark walnut or oak.

5 detachable sections on a solid footed base and pelmet top.

Each section has a glass panel of door that tilts upwards and backwards to access books etc.

All sections (bar one) has the original Globe Wernicke label.

Size: C-11

Grade: 198.

Made by the well known and desirable maker….Globe Wernicke of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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The Globe-Wernicke Company was formed as a result of the Cincinnati based Globe Files Company (est. in 1882) purchasing the Minneapolis based Wernicke Company, founded in 1893 by Otto Wernicke, in 1899. The company is best known for their high end bookcases, Desks, and other office furniture. Globe Wernicke established factories in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France and Germany.

The company patented the 'elastic bookcases' also known as a modular bookcase. These were a high quality stacking book shelves, with a standard width of 34 inches, in Oak, Walnut and Mahogany, capable of being adapted to fit together to form a bookcase which could either be all of the same measurements or which could be re-arranged by the insertion of units of different depths and heights. These glass fronted shelves now are proving to be collectable, desirable and usable antiques - with regularity these bookcases appear in auctions and internet sites and, what originally cost $75 or so will now be sold for $900 or more.[1]

During World War II 90% of the company's business in the US was converted to produce military equipment.

 

 

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globe_Wernicke

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Early 20C Globe Wernicke 5 Section Barristers Bookcase.

Provenance: From a Private Collector in University Park, Dallas.

Condition: Very Good.

Dimensions: 79" tall, 34" wide and 10.5" deep

Price: $2,450.00. Sale Price Now: $1,699.99