In the 18th century Age of Enlightenment, the library was a repository of books and a place of study, sanctity and quiet reflection for the well-heeled aristocratic owners of the great English Country houses in Great Britain. Typically they had a pair of Georgian terrestrial and celestial globes, and the shelves and folio stands were filled with huge folio volumes of atlases and the latest bird, botanical, and architectural plate books. Libraries of the Victorian and Edwardian periods saw the introduction of natural history specimens and eclectic works of art.
Today, antiques can also accent a more contemporary decor, as demonstrated in the photo at right of a library designed with a 21st Century flair by Gary Lovejoy using our leather library books.
Creating Your Own
At the George Glazer Gallery, we feature furnishings in the English taste for the home library. We have a wide selection of library furniture for display and storage of books and prints, including folio stands, architect's flat files, and book presses. We also have leather library books to fill the shelves of an entire library. We work with interior designers or directly with clients to achieve the look you want, whether you want to add to what you have or start from scratch.
Of course, our library furnishings and books can be supplemented with our other specialties: antique globes, as well as natural history, sporting prints, and antique maps, all featured on our website.
Please follow our links to see how we can complete and furnish your own library:
Interesting reading and great decoration, our custom libraries are also great for corporate offices.