VINTAGE HOUSE-ABOUT US
are a small family run team who work together in a rural workshop in
Devon, we are Paul, Clare and Major Briggs, a very boisterous Welsh
Terrier puppy. Based in the lovely old village of Denbury in South Devon
we have been restoring furniture for several years after deciding to
turn a life long addiction to antique hunting into a business. We
professionally restore antique and vintage pieces, painting some which
need updating and preserving those which look handsome left untouched.
We love anything old and antique and take great care in the preparation
and repair of all items, repairing loose joints and treating woodworm as
a matter of course.
GLOBE WERNICKE BOOKCASE
This is a fine piece of antique furniture dating to the early part of the 20th Century, this classic Globe Wernicke bookcase is a timeless piece which will provide very useful storage for books in any home.
For its age it's in rather good condition with four stackable sections made of mahogany, all have their original glass doors which slide up and over to allow access to the interior, three of the sections have the Globe Wernicke makers label on the back plate. Three sections measure the same height, one is slightly taller.
The top is finished with a highly polished removable plinth and the sides have copper banding which has tarnished with age.
The wood is dark and richly polished with marks of age and use, many small dents and knocks here and there.
The interiors are very clean and there is no evidence of woodworm.
height- 54 & 1/2 inches
width- 34 inches
depth- 12 inches
The measurements are taken at the widest points.
The bookcase is in very good structural condition but has many cosmetic marks of age and use. One of the glass doors has marks to the bottom edge, this was probably used for the base, this section is slightly taller than the rest. There are many marks to the wood, knocks and dents and scratches which give it a well aged look.
The cabinet interiors are in good clean condition and there is no evidence of wood worm.
accept payment via paypal, bank transfer or cash on collection, if
using paypal payment is due within three days of the purchase date.
'buying now' or our acceptance of a 'best offer', please wait for us to
send through an ebay invoice before attempting to make payment.
not add the delivery charge to the invoice, this amount is payable in
cash to the courier when the item is delivered or by bank transfer prior
to delivery, please email if you have any questions regarding this
You are welcome to collect in person or we can arrange a courier.
cost for delivery will be £50.00 for many areas including central
London, the Midlands, the South West and the South East. If you live
outside of these areas please ask us for a delivery quote before
committing to the purchase of an item.
We use a family run courier company called Nighthawk Couriers who are based in Bridgewater.
are made on Thursdays and delivery is usually made within two weeks of
the purchase date apart from Wales and the North, these runs are made
once a month.
Local delivery is available for larger items for a nominal charge of £25.00 within a 15 mile radius of Newton Abbot.
note, if using Nighthawk Couriers, the delivery charge of £50.00 is
payable in cash to the driver when the item is dropped off and help may
be required to unload.
For a map of all delivery areas covered for £50.00, please visit our couriers website
Cornwall and Devon-Thursdays
London & South East- Alternate Fridays and Sundays
North(as far as Leeds)- third Monday of the month
Wales- once a month (day subject to change)
you have any questions please email or ring/text Clare on 07533290524
for a prompt reply, we endeavour to answer most queries within two
take a glance at our other items, we list new things every week. Our
stock is constantly changing and updating and is varied and in many
We have a display space at The Vintage Trading Company in Exeter where you can view some of our furniture and smaller items
The Vintage Trading Centre
16 Marsh Green rd east