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An impressive early 20th century glazed oak Bookcase in the manner of Samuel Pepys c.1910. Based on the original Samuel Pepys 1666 pieces currently on display at Oxford University. Dating from the early 20th century, this example displays unusual carved Jacobean doors to the base, with a pair of glazed doors to the top - retaining its original glass. Raised on turned bun feet. A lovely example displaying a rich patina throughout.  


This bookcase is after Samuel Pepys, circa 1666, widely regarded as the earliest domestic bookcase. Pepys held his first deliberations with 'Simpson the Joiner', on July 23rd 1666, twelve such original bookcases are in the Biblio-theca Pepysiana at Magdalene, Cambridge, and a further example is housed in the V. & A.

Height: 207 cm

Width: 130 cm

Depth: 38cm 





An early 20th century glazed oak Bookcase - In the manner of Samuel Pepys c.1910

  • Height - 207 cm

    Width - 130 cm

    Depth - 38 cm

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