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Alchemist's Bookcase from Authentic Models

This wily wooden bookshelf has an attractive distressed French honey and black finish and is part of the Secret Spaces collection from Authentic Models

Availability: Available for order


This enigmatic bookcase looks innocent enough to the casual observer, but its traditional design belies its true nature. Before the days of electronic security and sophisticated home safes, the well-to-do often hid their valuables in secret rooms or compartments concealed within the walls or furniture. Clever craftsmen would hand-make beautiful desks, cabinets and other storage pieces with hidden spaces that could be accessed by turning, pulling, pushing or sliding a specially disguised part.

Upon close examination, you'll see that this double-sided maple and cherry bookshelf is a little deeper than it needs to be. Its suave distressed honey and black frame, complete with four adjustable shelves and brass labeling hardware, provides ample storage space for a small library of books. There are even two helpful pull-out display shelves with brass knobs on which to set whatever is currently capturing your fancy. But is there something else that we're not seeing? The initiated are privy to this savvy bookcase's secret - two additional sets of shelves are revealed by sliding the rear panels on either side. Stow away the good scotch, your collections of rare coins and stamps, or even those embarassing photos from college. Whatever you want to hide from public view will be safely secured behind this gorgeous facade and no one will be the wiser.

This wooden bookshelf is part of the Secret Spaces collection from Authentic Models.


  • Four adjustable front shelves
  • Two pull-out display shelves
  • Secret compartments on both sides
  • Brass labeling hardware


  • Colors: Honey Distressed French Finish & Black
  • Materials: Maple, Cherry & Brass
  • Usually ships in 1-2 days
Additional Information
ManufacturerAuthentic Models
StyleTraditional, Vintage
ColorBlack-Gray, Brass-Bronze-Copper, Woodgrain
MaterialMetal, Wood
Dimensions43.5L x 19.75W x 39.75H
Shipping MethodFreight
Product AvailabilityAvailable for order
Socket WattageNo
Call For PriceN/A
Spec SheetNo
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