Monday, 8 February 2010

The last relic of a beloved race

Gothic revival oak cabinet bookcase, circa 1880, the pair of glazed doors with stylised arch and trefoil applied detail, enclosing adjustable shelves, the lower section with a pair of doors and a pair of cupboard doors, flanked by engaged columns on a plinth base.

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilise the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh. I love this.

La Petite Gallery said...

I haven't seen anything that beautiful in a long time. What a priceless bookcase, the chairs are gorgeous.


An Aesthete's Lament said...

I need this. What is it about Gothic Revival that pleases quite so much?

home before dark said...

How did Tessa Kennedy let this one get by her? Her London townhouse is a favorite of mine. What not to love about a serious addiction to red, gilt, fabric and gothic?