By De3wii190. Barrister Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 23:57:00 PM.
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.
The Seven Main Types of Bookcases
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.