Chippendale Mahogany Bookcase
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Decorate in classic colonial style with this heirloom-quality Chippendale bookcase. Add a handsome storage solution and an elegant note to any room in the house with the addition of this piece. The fine attention to detail and superior craftsmanship of a 6th-generation furniture maker have resulted in a bookcase that will last for generations to come.
The Chippendale bookcase features two glass doors with individual panes installed by hand and finished with mullions for additional support. The Bookcase shown is unlit with wood shelves. Lit bookcases are available and come with glass shelves to filter the light. Both types of shelves are adjustable.
An elegant example of the "plain but neat" furniture style preferred by 18th-century Virginians, the Chippendale bookcase is as useful and beautiful today as it would have been centuries ago.
- Solid mahogany wood
- 47" W x 15 3/4" D x 78"H
- Two mullioned glass doors
- Adjustable shelves
- Made in the USA
- Hand-crafted by Owen Suter, 6th generation furniture maker
- WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
Feather dust only - do not use furniture polish.
A rare 1754 1st edition of Thomas Chippendale's Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director is held by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Williamsburg master cabinetmaker Edmund Dickinson, who counted Thomas Jefferson among his patrons in 18th century Virginia, owned a copy of Chippendale's designs, which cost about as much as a mahogany desk. When Dickinson was killed in battle during the American Revolution, the influential design book was listed in an inventory of his possessions, providing one of the few documented references to its use in America.