Early 20th c. Globe-Wernicke 5 Stack Lawyer's Bookcase c.1900-1910

$1,750 $2,150


An original early 20th century modular 5 stack Oak lawyer's bookcase with brass knobs, brass plated metal straps and glass doors that open and slide in from the top. The whole piece is modular consisting of 7 pieces: the top, the bottom and five cabinets that all interlock.

Stamped in two shelves: "Wernicke System "Elastic" Bookcases. Patented 1892-1897".

  • CREATOR The Wernicke Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1900-1910.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Oak, Glass, Brass, Metal.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. No chips in the glass. Doors work properly. Two back panels are slightly warped near the top denoted in pictures. 
  • DIMENSIONS H 75.5 in. x W 34 in. x D 10 in. Shelf Dimensions: H 11.25 in. W 32 in. D 8.5 in.



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