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Simon Spencer designed the bookcase to have a shallow height but long protruding  cornice for the Study in an early 20th Century style with wide pilasters having narrow rebated central section with chamfered and stopped top and bottom “mouldings” with the upper and lower rails of the doors similarly treated in this home office for his client.

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Simon Spencer’s design for the cornice of the built in bookcases for the Study or home office.

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The bookcase next to recess for the sofa with the one above, the has the “dado” rail running through with panelled upper and lower sections behind and to the sides of the sofa in this Study.

These two similar details,  below and above,  show one of Simon Spnecer’s many alternative designs to the traditional flutes which are so popular in his classical style of built in bookcases.   These were part of his design for the Home Office, or Study, for running businesses from home and are part of his range of designs for fitted furniture

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The work top with the filing drawer to the left  for the 1920’s house with Simon Spencer’s designed style of mouldings and finishes for these Studies.

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Simon Spencer’s traditionally designed classical cornice  for one of his bookcases, Simon Spencer designed with fluted pilasters, surmounted with a rebated square motif and pilaster head moulding and having a fluted lower cornice facia.

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A gothically designed end work unit with drawer, sliding shelf for scanner, recess for CPU (not presently installed) and a small bookcase to the side.

The attention to detail in Gothic designs is all important.  Here are illustrated some simple but effective solutions to make the bookcase in keeping with the Gothic style.

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Simon Spencer’s design for a gothic style of cornice and facia with tri-foil emblems, rosettes on the cornice facia, tri-foil pilasters on the return and at the base, mouded arched gothic style door panels and arched rebated lower pilasters.

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In this “no frills” detail of regular square and rebated finishes Simon Spencer has designed for the modern room.  He can similarly design your bookcase or library for you.

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This is showing Simon Spencer’s design for the filing and the desk drawers which makes this a home office and working desk

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Simon Spencer’s minimalist design for a work study cupboard with internal lay out for computer etc. showing the rebated corner continuing throughout with the simple square central panels to the doors which are hung on the very traditional, durable, drawn brass butts (hinges).

Internal filing drawers for foolscap files, hung traditionally with tabs, inside the cupboard doors with the doors hung on traditional brass hinges; occasional drawers with recessed central panels and surrounding cock bead on the edges to the right; with a pencil drawer over the knee hole.  The desk area is deepened with a curved rebated lower pilaster, the upper fluted bookcase pilasters stand on moulded base pediments.

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This series of images show the pencil drawer Closed with the key board on the work top, the pencil drawer open with the 9mm top in place extended for the key board or additional work surface for papers or files, the 9mm top move to illustrate its removal, the top lifted for access to drawer contents, the top removed for use as a drawer only and a side detail showing the rebate for the top to rest in and the steel ball bearing extending runners.

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