A Regency period mahogany Gothic breakfront bookcase after a design by George Smith (A Collection of Designs for Household Furniture, 1808, plate 103). This magnificent neo-gothic antique bookcase contains a full size desk within the central case section, complete with numerous secret compartments.
Armoire. 1850. A.W.N. Pugin, the designer of this cabinet, called it an armoire after French Medieval cupboards, which he admired. Originally the central section was intended to hold shelves for books.