Seller: swalbr0 (550) 100%, Location: Heathfield, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 172426176630 Product Type: Bookcases, Original/Reproduction: Original, Age: 1900 - 1930, Material: Satin wood., Details: COLLECT, OR ARRANGE COLLECTION, from Poole (near Bournemouth). On offer are my great uncle Percival's unique, custom made, pair of bookcases, designed specifically to house some of his sets of books. They will look great on either side of a hearth, fireplace or chimney breast or in almost any room or hallway. Percival commissioned them specifically and after his death they passed to my grandfather, then my father, then me. They are solid hardwood. I assumed they were mahogany. I have also been told that they are satin wood and they are a perfectly symmetrical pair in the Art Deco style. I do not know precisely when they were made but I suspect the Edwardian era or could be very slightly later. Extremely unlikely to find anything remotely similar and in this quality and of such a convenient and usable size! These bookcases remain in very good condition although they would now benefit from a bit of cleaning and perhaps some re-staining. However, I am leaving them as they are as many people prefer a patina of age rather than something restored to almost new condition. One of the bookcases has more fading due to sunlight than the other; yet again this can be easily rectified or allowed to remain as part of their charm. Sizes are approximate but within half an inch:- 4ft 4in tall, 2ft 3 in wide, 10 inches deep. You are welcome to inspect before bidding or buying. This pair of bookcases are in Poole, near Bournemouth. I am happy to liaise with you and your courier to arrange collection and onward delivery. You can be 100% sure that no-one else has a pair of bookcases like these. If you bid and win them, please leave a 10% deposit via PayPal and pay the balance in cash if collecting in person. If collecting in person you will need an estate car or SUV with the back seats folded down plus a couple of blankets as protection. If arranging a courier collection by someone unknown to you, please pay in full with PayPal. I also welcome cheques and Postal Orders but will require seven days to get cleared sums before parting with the items. Thank you for reviewing this auction.