Published at Sunday, January 07th 2018. In Bookcases. By Amelia Lee.
Barrister bookcases are an excellent way to add elegance to any room also a great deal of functionality. They also help to protect your books with display items in a variety of ways. Styles with these types of bookcases vary also there are some things to take into consideration prior to purchasing one. Barrister bookcases are unique. They are completely enclosed as well as may or may not come with pull out draws for storing files in−conjunction with papers.
With Barrister bookcases more often than not, you are going to find them with glass doors. These doors may or may not be decorated with frosting, beveling or even etched designs. Many people look at antiques when looking at barrister bookcases since the style tends to be one that is considered more traditional or old fashioned.
When looking into barrister bookcases that may be antiques there are a few things that you may want to look into before investing in the piece. The first is look for tags, stickers or labels. These are going to indicate the year, the manufacturer with any other information. Antiques have history so you will want to ensure that the piece has some history to it that can be traced.
You will want to consider your display needs as well. These bookcases are designed to protect things from everyday life including handling, dust together with the effects of environmental changes. While most of these are going to have fixed shelving, there are some options, which offer adjustable shelving as well as the pull out shelving that makes them convenient for storing flat items. Once you have decided on the type of shelving or features you want on the bookcase you will need to consider the size or the number of bookcases you will need to store with display your collection. Keep in mind that you will need to account for the space that you have available to place bookcases or the space you want to include these furniture pieces in.
While there are some newer versions of this style of bookcase, being built in less expensive in−conjunction with less durable materials a true barrister bookcase is going to be made of quality hardwood. They are going to also be made of high quality glass inserts in the doors as well as have fine brass features such as handles, knobs plus hinges. On the high quality pieces you will find that the joints are put together with dove tail also assorted other traditional methods of fastening rather than more modern methods of screws with nails.
Finding a quality barrister bookcase is going to take time plus it is going to take the willingness to shop around in order to find what you are looking for. You are going to want to look for labels as well as history if you are looking at antiques. For newer options, you will want to check out the quality of the wood being used as well as the glass in−conjunction with joints to ensure that you are getting a piece that will endure for generations to come.
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