We all know that there are myriads of jaw-dropping designs shapes and styles of bookcases in the market and one becomes vulnerable while choosing due to varied options. Like some designs of bookcases of modern days are: standard, cube, modular, leaning, corner and barrister etc. The question is when there are many options for one then why one should narrow down him/herself to antique bookcases? To answer this question you need to know that this kind of bookcase has a long history and many advantages as well. It is considered that antique bookcases are eco-friendly and they retain style and designs of the old ages. An antique bookcase mean a bookcase made around hundred years ago; so in those days bookcases were made of pure wood i.e. why they retain the exquisite beauty and people prefer these.
What kinds of material are found in antique bookcases?
These kind of bookcases are found in quality and valuable woods like rosewood, burl walnut, circassian, walnut, mahogany and fire side walnut etc. These kinds of wood are sturdy and give an extra beauty to the decor of the room.
Types of antique bookcase
In types these are found in Georgina Mahogany, Secretaries Bookcase, Mahogany Breakfront Bookcases, Edwardian Mahogany Revolving Bookcase and Victorian Library Bookcase etc. These have certain advantages as well like these have adjustable shelves with number of drawers.
Factors to consider for buying
As we need to make considerations of many things while buying a modern bookcase like materials, finish, style, size and designs etc we have to consider many things when buying an antique bookcase as well.
- If you are design enthusiast and want to decorate your rooms in antique style then look for the time period of the bookcase which will help you in organizing and putting other materials and change the room accordingly.
- Sometime it may happen that the sellers want to sell refinished item as antique, so be confident to distinguish a genuine antique bookcase form the refinished one
- You need to authenticate that if you are buying an antique bookcase then certainly it would be expensive then the modern one and even fashioned bookcases. So consider this otherwise there are chances that one may sell you a refined one as an antique bookcase