By De3wii190. Barrister Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Saturday, October 19th 2019, 16:45:19 PM.
Finding a quality barrister bookcase is going to take time and 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 and 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 and joints to ensure that you are getting a piece that will endure for generations to come.
Another thing to look for is adjustable shelving. While you can get by with fixed shelves, adjustable shelves allow you more flexibility when it comes to creating visually pleasing setups. Need more space for your hardcovers? Not a problem. Trying to squeeze in a vase? Just adjust the shelving until you have the right fit.
A barrister looks similar to a traditional bookcase, but instead of being open at the front, each shelf has a glass cover that is hinged at the top. The purpose of these glass covers is to keep objects in the bookcase protected. The hinges open at the top to prevent the doors from getting jammed shut.