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24
May
18

Whatnot – Bookcase

At Canonbury Antiques we carry a range of whatnots. What? A whatnot is a stand or bookshelf with shelves used for housing and storing small objects, books and decorative items. Kind of like a bookcase.

( Whatnots – Antique Bookcases )

The eytomology of the word whatnot is interesting. From the dictionary: used to refer to an item or items that are not identified but are felt to have something in common with items already named. Hence, in Victorian times, when the whatnot as a piece of furniture first came into existence it got it’s name from the pieces it used to store – all the whatnots. The flotsam and jetsam of living rooms – books, vases, trinkets, busts, sculptures etc.

 

(Victorian Walnut Whatnot Bookcase Barley Twist 1860 )

We have various styles of whatnots including Victorian and Edwardian and carry them in various woods including mahogany and walnut. They are a great interiors piece and a very practical piece of furniture. Come and view our range of whatnots in the Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom which is just 25 minutes north of London in the leafy Herts countryside.

Alongside our range of whatnots we also carry a range of bookcases – including breakfront bookcasesopen front bookcasesRegencyand Victorian bookcases. In addition, we specialise in art deco furniture, classic dining furniture, Continental antiques, bronzes, architectural antiques, Chinese porcelain and anything and everything else related to the world of interiors.

(Whole range of other antique bookcases including breakfronts )

We have been in busniess since the 1960s and due to the extensive nature of our network of contacts we carry a sourcing service for interior designers. Just let us know what you are looking for and we will do our best to source it for you.

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23
Dec
17

Regency Open Front Bookcase in Rosewoood

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Regency Open Front Bookcase in Rosewoood

Regency Open Front Bookcase in Rosewoood

Regency Rosewood Open Bookcase.
We date this to circa 1900
Standing on ring turned feet.
This piece has 2 adjustable shelves.
The top having a shaped upstand, the whole being veneered in exquisite Rio Rosewood.
Size:
Height 36″ (91cm)
Width 36″ (91cm)
Depth 13″ (33cm)

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS REGENCY OPEN FRONT BOOKCASE IN ROSEWOOOD ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

20
Dec
17

Antique Victorian Open Front Bookcase in Mahogany 1860

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Antique Victorian Open Front Bookcase in Mahogany 1860

Antique Victorian Open Front Bookcase in Mahogany 1860

Victorian Mahogany Open Bookcase.
Standing on a plinth base.
Circa 1860
The two fully adjustable shelves flanked by veneered turned columns with wonderfully carved corinthian capitals.
This piece is in excellent condition.
Size:
Height 47″ (120cm)
Width 44″ (112cm)
Depth 17″ (43cm)

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02
Dec
17

Victorian Open Front Bookcase Mahogany 1860

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Victorian Open Front Bookcase Mahogany 1860

Victorian Open Front Bookcase Mahogany 1860

Victorian Mahogany Open Bookcase standing on a molded and plinth base.
3 Fully adjustable shelves.
Circa 1860
The frieze featuring astragal and shaped moldings.
This piece is in very good condition.
Size:
Height 47″ (120cm)
Width 48″ (122cm)
Depth 11″ (28cm)

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02
Dec
17

Victorian Walnut Open Front Bookcase 1870

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Victorian Walnut Open Front Bookcase 1870

Victorian Walnut Open Front Bookcase 1870

Victorian Walnut Open Bookcase.
Circa 1870
Standing on a plinth base with fluted pilasters.
2 x fully adjustable shelves.
The top featuring multi moldings.
Size:
Height 40″ (102cm)
Width 48″ (122cm)
Depth 11″ (28cm)

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