American Oak Bookcase, Globe Wernicke, 5 Stacks, Mission With Leaded Glass Doors

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In 1882 an American businessman Henry C. Yeiser set up a furniture factory called The Globe Files Co in Cincinnati manufacturing office and filing furniture. In about the same time, a furniture factory called The Wernicke Co was set up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A few years later The Wernicke Co designed a bookcase, which consisted of different sized glass cabinet components. By stacking these components on top of and beside one another, you could create different wholes.  Henry C. Yeiser got interested in this design and in 1899 bought The Wernicke Co factory. With the new owner, the factory was renamed The Globe Wernicke Company.  ~From a North Texas connection we obtained this very fine American Oak Mission Style Globe Wernicke Stacking Bookcase with leaded doors. In beautiful quarter-sawn oak this fine 5-stack set consists one 8 1/2" stack; three 10 1/4" stacks, and one 12 1/2" stack.  In addiiton, there is a drawer in the base.  Beautiful leaded glass panels, so representative of Mission or the Stickley influence with growing popularity after about 1920, divides the fronts of each stack so exactly.  Use this piece in a space you will see often.  You will be glad to own it!  This set has been gently restored and refinished.

Item Details

Reference #:
WHA 208
Quantity
1
Category
Furniture & Furnishings
Department
Antiques
Year
c.1900
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
34.50 x 75.00 x 11.50
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Restored/Refinished
Material