Goncalo Alves Two Door Library Bookcase - For Sale

Goncalo Alves Two Door Library Bookcase
Price: $11234.00
A Victorian Goncalo Alves Library bookcase (possibly Gillows) the projecting cornice above two large glazed doors enclosing 5 adjustable shelves to each side the projecting base with panelled cupboard doors opening to reveal one large shelf on a plinth base The rare timber Goncalo Alves was first introduced in to England by the famous firm Gillows of Lancaster Goncalo Alves, a Brazilian wood also known as Albuera or Zebra wood, which was used by gillows Lancaster firm from 1823 to around 1865 for a wide range of furniture. In 1833 Gillow & Co described Albuera as a 'fine dark wood' and it cost 40% more than mahogany, but was less expensive than rosewood. In 1848 the company called it 'Rio zebra wood' proving its Brazilian origins Gillows of LancasterMaker Height 110 Inches the top 73 Inches Length 61 Inches Depth 24 IncheDimensions circa 1830

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Shackladys Antiques
6 Christleton Road
United Kingdom
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Email : sales@shackladysantiques.com
Phone : (01244) 316394

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