Published at Saturday, October 19th 2019, 04:34:11 AM. Barrister Bookcases & Bookshelves. By Azami Watanabe.
Barrister bookcases have glass doors protecting each shelf. Each door has its own hinge, so you can easily slide the glass out of the way when needed. These bookcases are generally fairly large, and they are perfect for protecting your favorite books, knickknacks, collectibles and other important memorabilia.
Floating Bookshelves: This type of bookshelf has a single rack that is attached to a wall. It is suitable for magazines or other light weighted books. You can keep your comics and graphic novels on it to keep alive the memories of childhood tales.
Many people are unaware of what a barrister bookcase is, even though it's one of the most distinguishable pieces of furniture available. Originally used by lawyers in England (barristers), a barrister bookcase shares the same traditional design of the majority of bookcases, but a clear glass front sets it apart. they are known for their ability to provide greater protection of your books, or whatever other items you decide to store inside.
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 and any other information. Antiques have history so you will want to ensure that the piece has some history to it that can be traced.