By De3wii190. Barrister Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Friday, October 18th 2019, 21:16:24 PM.
The majority of barrister bookshelves will have doors made of glass. The glass in these doors can be frosted, beveled, or etched or it may be just plain glass with no design or decoration. There are some beautiful antique bookcases to be found and people often prefer these to the more modern versions.
You'll have to decide between an antique and modern bookcase, and which side you end up on will probably be based on personal preference and the size of your budget. There is a fairly big selection of antique barrister bookcases on the market, so if you're inclined it isn't impossible to find one. Just know that you'll be paying more for an antique than you would for a newer barrister. If you want that antique look but you don't have the budget, look for a newer, distressed barrister. Antique barristers will almost definitely be constructed from solid wood, ensuring a higher level of quality. If you're buying a new barrister bookcase, make sure to find one made from solid wood if quality is the main factor in your purchase.
The Seven Main Types of Bookcases