By De3wii190. Barrister Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 23:22:09 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.
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.
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.