Handpainted Mid Century Modern Glazed Bookcase / Drinks Cabinet - Retro Statement Piece


Introducing our Handpainted Mid Century Modern Glazed Bookcase / Drinks Cabinet, a captivating piece that seamlessly blends retro charm with contemporary style. This vintage Herbert E. Gibbs bookcase/cabinet (the Gibbs label has become detached unfortunately) has been thoughtfully restored and handpainted using Fusion Mineral Paint 'Oakham' – a versatile bronzey-grey shade that transitions beautifully between bronze and grey tones depending on the light.

The back of the cabinet features a striking designer wallpaper, adding a bold statement and diverting attention from the boxy angles of the piece. It serves as a focal point, elevating any interior space with its unique character.

The top section of the bookcase features one glass shelf that can be adjusted to three different positions. It also showcases two glazed sliding doors (please note: minor superficial chips may be present on the edges). Should you prefer an open-fronted cabinet, the glazed doors can be easily removed.

For added flair, a mains-powered, warm white LED strip light has been installed. It is conveniently controllable by the included remote control or an inline switch, allowing you to create the perfect ambiance. The lighting is also dimmable, giving you complete control over the mood.

The bottom cupboard of the bookcase is adorned with two walnut veneer doors, expertly sealed with Osmo oil. This versatile piece is pictured and styled as a drinks cabinet, but it can also serve as a practical storage solution for a home office, bedroom, or stylish bookcase.

Please note that this is not a brand-new piece of furniture. It has had a previous life, resulting in minor imperfections and typical wear and tear that add to its vintage charm. Restored and refinished by hand, this bookcase displays a high-quality finish that showcases its unique character rather than a machine-made perfection.

Crafted with solid teak and walnut veneer doors, this Handpainted Mid Century Modern Glazed Bookcase / Drinks Cabinet boasts durability and timeless appeal. The safety glass shelf and sliding glass doors further enhance its aesthetic appeal and functionality.

Measuring 112cm tall, 91.5cm wide, and 28cm deep, with the top glazed section measuring 65cm tall and the bottom cupboard measuring 32cm tall, this bookcase is perfectly sized for alcoves or any space in need of a stylish storage solution.

Rest assured, the bookcase will be carefully wrapped for protection during shipping. We utilise a trusted furniture courier service to ensure safe and secure delivery right to your doorstep.

To maintain its beauty, simply clean the bookcase with a dry cloth. Avoid using chemicals, as they may react with the paint and cause damage. For spillages, promptly wipe them away with a damp cloth.

Ideal for interior design enthusiasts, book lovers, and those who enjoy entertaining at home, this one-of-a-kind Mid Century Modern Glazed Bookcase / Drinks Cabinet is a true statement piece. Don't miss the opportunity to own this captivating fusion of mid-century style and bold graphic prints. Once it's gone, it's gone!

Although I do my best to make sure that the colours displayed on Etsy/my website are accurate, the actual colours may vary. Differences in monitors and the device you use to view the images will result in subtle differences in colour. I can supply colour samples if appropriate prior to purchase if a colour match is important for you. Please send me a message.

Free mainland UK delivery is provided for this item by a one-man courier service so you may need to assist the courier upon arrival. If you require a two-man delivery service please contact me prior to purchase as a surcharge may be payable. I also welcome buyers to collect their items in person from Bordon, Hampshire (GU35). If you wish to take advantage of this please message me prior to payment and I will issue a discount code. Delivery times vary depending on courier availability and your location (typically 1 - 2 weeks but can take up to 4 weeks). If you require this item for a specific date please contact me prior to purchase and I will provide a date. Otherwise, please allow up to 4 weeks.

Shipping from United Kingdom

Processing time

1-3 weeks

Estimated shipping times

  • United Kingdom : 1 - 4 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions


Delivery is to mainland UK only.

Timescales for furniture deliveries will vary based on courier availability but typically range between 1 - 4 weeks. You are welcome to source and use your own courier service if you prefer, however you and your courier are liable for the item once it leaves me.

Can I collect my item?

Discount is offered if you choose to collect your item directly from me (Bordon, Hampshire). Please contact me prior to purchasing if you would like to take advantage of this.

Do you undertake commission work?

I do not paint customer items, only items I have in my inventory ready for painting. If you would like to know when items become available for commission, please subscribe to our mailing list here: https://mailchi.mp/percyandalbert.com/sign-up-to-percy-albert-interiors

Where can I see your work and customer reviews?

To see a variety of pieces that I have updated please check out my website gallery, Facebook, Instagram and/or Pinterest.

Reviews from satisfied customers can be found both on my Facebook page and Instagram (highlights).

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Commission terms and conditions

Once work has begun on a commission, any changes in paint colour and/or overall design are subject to additional fees. Your quote does not include painting the underside and rear of cabinets or inside of drawers unless specifically mentioned. You understand the estimated completion date is an estimate only, and work may take longer due to weather and/or repairs that may be needed. Remaining balance (50%) is due immediately upon completion of work. Furniture will not be released until the balance is paid in full. Any pieces not paid in full within 30 days of the completion date will become the property of Percy & Albert Interiors.

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