Welcome to 2nd Time Around! If you love antiques, thrift stores, flea markets, garage sales and bargains in general I would love for you to create a post and past the direct link to that post along with your name in Mr. Linky below.
If you have been a visitor here before you may know that I love antiques and especially like oak. This set of barrister bookcases was one of my purchases that I made from the Green Door Antiques. I bought these and took them home the day I picked them out even though they were on ‘lay-a-way.’ I would love to find another set of these, and did in New York City, but they were a little out of my price range!
I may eventually line the back of the bookcase with scrapbook paper-the photo makes it look a little drab…like the bookcase needs a facelift! Or maybe I just need to work on accessorizing it!
From the web site ‘What is a barrister bookcase?”
The barrister bookcase is a traditional shelving unit that is distinguished by a clear glass front. Originating in Great Britain, the barrister bookcase has the advantage of being easy to secure to a wall, or several units may be stacked to create the look of an attractive cabinet. The choices of wood, glass, and hardware can give a barrister bookcase a simple or ornate appearance, depending on the preferences of the owner.
One of the attractions of the barrister bookcase is that the construction helps to provide a greater degree of protection than many types of bookshelves. The glass doors help to limit the amount of dust that can settle on the books, which will help to keep the book collection in better overall shape. Along with protecting the books from dust, it is also possible to outfit the doors with tempered glass that helps to minimize the impact of sunlight on the spines of the books, effectively helping to keep the color of the bindings from fading.
Click here to view another one for $800.
Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to seeing your blog and your 2nd Time Around Post.