Seller: yellowelisabeth (133) 100%, Location: Ferndown, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 222327747437 This bookcase has been in my family for a long time. I believe it to be early 20th or late 19th century. It was bought in Germany before the war and belonged to my Great Uncle's family. After the war, their house was occupied by the US Army who decided to remove the bookcase. As they couldn't fit it through the door, they sawed through it, put a big USA stamp on the top and then moved it out of the house. Somehow, we got the bookcase back and it was screwed and glued back together. You can still see the joins, but it has been well done and is now solid. The stamp can also still be seen - see photos. You are buying an interesting piece of 2nd world war history. The measurements are 151cm wide, 39 cm deep, 185 cm high. The cut was made at 47 cm in from the left. The bookcase is sold without its contents and can be inspected at prior arrangement. We are only selling this as my mother is downsizing. It will be available when she has exchanged contracts which is expected to be mid December. We would prefer cash on collection. BOOKS NOT INCLUDED. THESE ARE BEING SOLD SEPARATELY. I am the world's worst photographer. These photos haven't come out very well and don't do the item justice. It is a much nicer piece than the photos suggest. Please ask if you have any questions. Condition: An interesting history - see description. This bookcase was sawed in half and put back together in the war by the American occupiers of Germany.