By De3wii190. Barrister Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 23:24:24 PM.
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.
You also need to keep in mind what you are going to display on the bookcase. The closed doors on the barrister bookcases protect your items from dust and moisture and keep them in good shape. The shelves in most barrister bookcases do not move or adjust but some have shelves that can be pulled out so you can store items that are perfectly flat.
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.