By De3wii190. Barrister Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 23:24:07 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'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.
For starters, today's selections come in all different shapes and sizes. Some have doors and drawers while others look like cubbies or tables with shelves. There are many that do not look like the traditional bookcase but look more like works of art. Over the years many different styles and sizes have been created to fit our ever changing lifestyles. In this article we're going to introduce you to one of the more traditional and elegant styles - the barrister bookcase.