Long Oak Bookcase by Gardner & Son of Glasgow.


Star of the recent arrivals here at the warehouse has to be this splendid 9 foot long oak bookcase by Gardner & Son of Glasgow, one of the most successful makers and retailers of the 19th.c, noted for the fine quality of their cabinet making. C.1900, of elegant breakfront design, having a solid oak top with molded edge over five glazed doors on a shaped plinth and turned bun feet. The shelves are adjustable and happily it splits into three pieces plus top and plinth for ease of delivery. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. The middle door drop handle/escutcheon is a period replacement. Keys supplied.
Dimensions: legth 108″, depth 19″, height 45″.

Click here for a fascinating 1888 account of Gardner & Son and their innovative iron and glass fronted showroom premises in Jamaica Street Glasgow (now the Crystal Palace pub).


3 replies
  1. Elizabeth Keen says:

    Dear Sir or Madam, I have a item of furniture made by A Gardner and son and was wondering if it is worth anything and should I insure it on it’s own.

    It is about 5ft long with a drinks cabnet on one side a set of drawers in the middle then a part for glasses hope this helps

    Thank you

  2. Judi Seibold says:

    Dear Sirs, I have a piece of A. Gardner and Sons furniture. It is an armoire. It has the original hardware and the A. Gardner and Sons plaque on the inside of the door. It is 40″L x 16.5″ W x 74″H
    I was wondering what this beautiful piece is worth? Thank you in advance for your assistance.

  3. Donna sharpe says:

    Dear sirs,

    I have recently purchased a drinks cabinet made by a Gardner and son and I was wondering if I should insure this piece with mu house contents it is approx 5ft long 3 feet wide I think it is oak it has two end cupboards and two middle drawers also has a lip on the back approx 2feet high in a design that rises in the middle, it’s a stunning piece and as said if needs to be insured would like to do so
    Hope someone can help


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