Globe Wernicke Barrister Bookcase - CatawikiClick here for the main Globe Wernicke article. Source numbers are in brackets, and the sources are listed at the bottom of the post. Standard style bookcases were initially the only style of bookcase produced by Globe Wernicke. As you can see from the Wernicke Catalog below, the older Wernicke cases had different style bases and tops from the later GW cases. The Wernicke bases are rectangular and the tops are either a flat top that doubles as a shelf, or a rounded top that is generally similar to that of the GW cases except with a slightly different pattern .
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Globe-Wernicke Antique Five-Stack Dark Oak Barrister Bookcase, circa 1920s
The full amount of your automatic bid has now bardister reached. But of course there were many other makers of the so-called "barrister" bookcases other than just the seven listed here. GW drawer base. English GW decal. Already registered.
This certainly looks like a Globe-Wernicke bookcase but it is missing the interior labels. That means it must be identified by the style of the cabinet, the exterior hardware and the door suspension. And almost every mall has at least one filled with "dustables" and breakables. If you ask about them you probably will be told it is a "barrister" bookcase made by Globe-Wernicke in Cincinnati around the turn of the century and that they are fairly rare. That's at least partly right.