By Al3xa. bookcases. At Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 21:37:30 PM.
This trend was less pronounced by 1750. Decoration could be elaborate, but, as Thomas Chippendale suggested in The Gentleman and Cabinetmaker’s Director (1st edition, 1754), “all may be omitted if required.” By this time, too, most large examples were blockfronted.
The classical revival affected the design of bookcases from about 1770, with an emphasis on simple forms and restrained detail. Introduced in the late 18th century were small revolving bookcases, circular or square, with open shelves diminishing in diameter from bottom to top; they turned on a central pillar resting on a base or claws.
Build shelves around a preexisting architectural moment. Oftentimes, your room will include a window or doorway smack in the middle of the wall where you`d like to have some storage. Use the scenario to your advantage and construct shelves that climb up and over the feature, framing it.