Tall Macey 5 Stack Arts & Crafts Era c. 1900-1910 Dark Oak Barrister Bookcase with base and top. Missing one molding side of top.Measures 34"x12"x77". PROVENANCE: A Charleston SC Private Estate **Pickup only or Shipping on furniture offered through R & B Shipping 404-525-9122, Outward Bound 413-854-3676, TSI 844-411-4587, Pak Mail 843-849-0310. The UPS store 843-202-0141, Mail & More 843-849- or locally AJ Williams & Sons 843-442-0462. Please contact them or your own choice of shipper directly. *** The Macey Furniture Co. was founded by Fred Macey, who served as its first chairman along with his brother Frank, who also served as treasurer. In 1892 Fred began a mail-order business selling office desks made by other manufacturers, which were advertised in popular magazine as “the best $25 roll-top office desk in the world.” His hefty advertising budget made the company a quick success, and other pieces of office and library furniture were soon added to the mail-order line. In 1905, when the Wernicke Furniture Co. merged with the Fred Macey Co., Otto H.L. Wernicke became an officer of the company. In 1906 the Globe – Wernicke Co. of Cincinnati sued Macey for continuing to produce furniture using Wernicke’s patents. After years of litigation, Macey won, then counter-sued to recover its court costs. Following Fred Macey’s death from typhoid pneumonia in 1909, Otto Wernicke became company president, a position he held until his retirement from active involvement at Macey in 1916.