French Directoire Bookcase


Item Number w3371

Wisteria - Furniture - Shop by Category - Cabinets & Bookcases - French Directoire Bookcase

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  • Dimensions: 50.375"w x 17"d x 93.75"-96"h

    • Inspired by the French directoire style
    • Made of dark, distressed acacia wood that varies from piece to piece
    • Interesting locking mechanism

    This statuesque bookcase was inspired by the French Directoire style, 1795-1799 in French history. Because it is made from acacia wood, it has a handsome distressed look that varies from bookcase to bookcase. It has a cremone bolt handle, an interesting locking mechanism that bolts the doors from both the top and bottom. An old French brand is embossed on each handle, giving each bookcase added character. Because of the nature of acacia wood, the color and finish of this piece will vary.

    Weight of item: 150 lbs

    Dimensions of shelves: 42" w x 11" d x .5" h

    Distance between shelves: 10"

    Door size: 18.5" w x 75.5" h

    Thickness of glass on door: approx. .75"

    Glass pane dimensions: 13.75" w x 22.5" h

    Distance from bottom of door to floor: 11"

    Door knob is 49" from ground.

  • This item has an additional $150.00 processing and delivery fee.

    This extra charge will show up on your shipping total. Due to size and weight, this item will ship differently than most of our other products. Please be sure that you check for any damages or defects before signing that you accept the package. In case of a problem, note on your packing slip that the item was damaged.

    All items designated with this truck symbol will require freight delivery. We do not offer express shipping options on these items. Click here to learn more about your delivery options. These items also have an added shipping charge (see note below) in addition to our regular shipping and handling (see chart below). Your shipment will arrive packed on a pallet. This product cannot be shipped to Hawaii or Alaska.

    For standard orders, our goal is to ship within 48 hours. Credit cards will be billed at the time of shipment. At this time we cannot ship to foreign countries or U.S. territories.

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Customer Reviews:
Review Average: 5 average
Number of Reviews: 7
Review this item
4 stars Beautiful craftsmanship; be aware of color

Just received our bookcase after several months of waiting. It is well crafted and could add beauty to almost any room. Be cautious about color of wood. Earlier catalog pictures showed a lighter, grey/honey piece with a note saying boards might vary in color. The actual piece, which is more accurately shown in newer catalog is very very dark, almost charcoal. Very consistently dark colored. Rating the bookcase four stars because of significant difference in color that catalog and pictures showed. Quality and style is a five.

Kathy Bocchino, NC, August 2013

5 stars Best furniture purchased

I had looked at this bookcase for several months online. Shopped local stores for bookcases including Restoration Hardware and just didnt want a huge $3,000 plus bookcase. I finally decided to order this one & got it 40% off!! The Bookcase arrived 1 week later and I have concluded this was not only a GREAT deal but a gorgeous piece of furniture! The craftsmanship is wonderfully done and the finish will go with ANY decor. I highly recommend it!!! I may need to order another one because my daughter who is home from college this summer has been admiring it with a keen eye. I am afraid it might disappear this fall!

June 2012

5 stars Beautiful Piece of Furniture

I was eyeing this piece online for almost a year. When it went on sale this summer, I bought it immediately. Its truly a statement piece. Its very tall, but not terribly deep, so you dont have to have a big room, just a high ceiling. For now, Im using it as a china cabinet, but I expect that it will have may purposes over the years. I cant express how much I like this piece. Its really nice. It was my first furniture purchase from Wisteria and I anticipate many more.

VA, January 2012

5 stars Gorgeous and substantial piece of furniture

After reading the highly recommended reviews for this piece, I decided to take the plunge and purchase the item online. I opted not to go with the white glove delivery in the hopes of saving a little bit of money. Was that a mistake. The cabinet was delivered within two weeks of the purchase date and eased into my garage....where it sat...superbly wrapped and packed on a ten foot wooden pallet. After reading a previous review that stated the piece weighed 150 lbs., I thought my husband and I could easily finagle it into the house...boy was I dreaming. The piece is very large and cumbersome and required two burly men and a dolly to move it into the house and into its final resting place. The cabinet sits in my family room and is the perfect addition to a casual room. As with a previous review, the adjustable wooden shelves needed a lil persausion with a rubber mallet to ease into place. I couldnt be more pleased with having made this purchase. This is a definite must buy if youre in the market for a unique looking bookcase that doesnt take itself too seriously.

October 2011

5 stars Absolutely Stunning!

I have been looking at this piece for over a year online...It was truly love at first site!! I am using it as the most beautiful china cabinet!!!Received the first book case damaged but waiting for the second one was completely worth it! Wisteria customer service handled the mishap professionally and quickly. Surprisingly light weight considering its large stature 150 lbs...definitely check your measurements its quite tall our ceiling is 96 and it BARELY cleared when we tried to stand it up but it fit!!! Superior quality and craftsmanship! Simply stunning!!!

April 2011

5 stars Magnificent

This bookcase took awhile to arrive but it was well worth the wait. It is substantial and weighty with an extraordinary locking mechanism. The only caveat - the shelves were difficult to slide into place - took the liberal use of a rubber mallet! The color is outstanding - a soft grey/tan, resembling driftwood - which would blend with most styles. And, customer service at Wisteria is the best - helping us all along the way!

WA, October 2010

5 stars Fabulous - beautiful and functional!

This is an absolutely gorgeous piece - I purchased 2 because they are so fabulous! Highly recommend, great contruction and beautiful finish. Great price too.

SS, CO, June 2010

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White Glove Service includes delivery, unpacking, assembly, and placement of the item on the ground floor of your home. If your item needs to move up or down a flight of stairs, an additional fee will apply. All packing materials will be removed. The carrier brings the item into the room or area you specify (on the ground floor), uncrates it, assembles it (if necessary), positions it, and removes all shipping materials. Please note: this service does not include wall mounting of any kind or moving the item up or down stairs.

White Glove Service is offered for an additional cost of $50 per order. If you do not choose this delivery option at the time you place your order, but wish to do so later, you will be charged an additional fee by the carrier.


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