Antique Bookcase

Antique Bookcase with desk. Solid oak, decorated (over-decorated?) with applied flourishes, carved front, brass studs and fittings. Beveled mirror.

I really don’t know what to call this. The center door opens to reveal a desk. If any of my readers can identify the style, I’d be grateful.

My parents bought this in the early 60’s and I loved it. However, at some point it was given to my sister. I was sad about that, but heck, she liked it too. Then one year for my birthday, she shipped it across the country to me. Must have cost a fortune. Was that nice, or what?! The brass is the pits to clean. No wonder modern furniture is so featureless; who has time to polish? Nevertheless, I treasure it. Take a gander at some of the detail below.

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