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Arts and Crafts Movement Oak Bookcase-Cupboard with Robert Burns Motto

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A charming oak Arts and Crafts Bookcase with drawers and cupboard under. It bears the motto in Art Nouveau style script: ‘IT’S GUID TO BE MERRY AND WISE’, a quote by Robert Burns from ‘Here’s a Health to Them That’s Awa’. There are stylised piercings to both sections, the metalwork is in repousse copper and there is leaded glass to the bookcase doors.

This style of furniture is often associated with Liberty & Co who may have retailed this piece.

Circa 1905

H 78″/198cm; W 43.5″/110cm; D 21″/53cm