By De3wii190. Barrister Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 23:29:14 PM.
It is not always easy to find good barrister bookcases so you may have to spend a lot of time and energy looking for the right piece. If you want an antique bookcase, be sure to verify its age and manufacturer by finding the label or tag. If you are interested in a newer model, you want to be sure that it is well constructed and made of good quality materials that are going to hold up over time. You want your barrister bookcases to be passed down to future generations.
This comes in handy because the barrister bookcase allows you to show off the collection, while keeping (or even adding to) the interesting and eye-catching visuals that bookcases provide. They are a great choice for serious book collectors who are concerned with preserving the condition of their books. The glass front-piece is effective in keeping out dust and moisture, and tempered glass can be added to the bookcase to keep out harmful sunlight that will fade and degrade the book's spine, cover and paper. The doors also act as a deterrent for curious onlooker's who want to touch books that shouldn't be handled.
While there are some newer versions of this style of bookcase, being built in less expensive and less durable materials a true barrister bookcase is going to be made of quality hardwood. They are going to also be made of high quality glass inserts in the doors and have fine brass features such as handles, knobs and hinges. On the high quality pieces you will find that the joints are put together with dove tail and assorted other traditional methods of fastening rather than more modern methods of screws and nails.