A so-called American style bookcase made by the Jerry company, owned by Václav Faigl, a Czech producer of American style office furniture that was in business from the beginning of the nineteenth century. Jerry offered sturdy oak pieces of furniture, writing desks and coffee tables, and bookcases. This bookcase is a typical American style piece, the depth of the upper shelves is smaller than of the ones below. The shelves have glass fronted faces that can be pulled up and slided in. The bookcase is in a very good condition considering its age. The black stained surface has some wear and tear.