John Lewis Maharani Bookcase

Product information

This beautifully-designed bookcase features ornate styling paired with traditional wood and iron fittings, making it the perfect focal point for your living room, dining room, bedroom or hallway.

It has 4 shelves for displaying your books, photographs, ornaments or anything else you fancy. A pair of lattice-fronted doors at the bottom of the unit allow for extra storage space, finished with iron handles.

Crafted from the highest grade Sheesham hard wood, each piece of the Maharani range incorporates the traditional Indian design known as Thakat, and other Indian styles, to offer a wide range of furniture solutions for your home.

Please note: Not all of our ranges are on display in our furniture departments. Please call your nearest John Lewis to check before you visit.

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Assembly Required
Fully assembled
John Lewis
Country of Origin
H185 x W95 x D40cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Furniture Range
Sheesham wood
Number of Shelves
Weight Information Unpackaged weight

Editor's Notes

Please note:  Not all of our Furniture ranges are on display at every branch. Please phone your nearest branch to check before you visit. Each item is hand-finished, so natural irregularities can occur and items may vary slightly from the images shown.


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


International delivery not available

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Q & As

Rated 4 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Nice Piece I have recently added this to my collection from this range. Experienced no problems as expressed in other reviews. Excellent quality and finish and extremely happy with this piece of furniture. 14 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent bookcase I love this bookcase, I bought it to match the Maharani Desk in my study. It's very sturdy and holds lots of books. It also looks great - what more could you ask for in a bookcase?! 25 February 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Maharani bookcase I have collected many pieces from the Maharani range over the years. I was really looking forward to finally getting the bookcase. What was delievered was such poor quality and craftmanship , i was extremley disappointed. There was so many faults, that i just don't know where to begin! Firstly the woodstain was so dark, that you could not even tell what type of wood the bookcase was made from. It certainly did not match all my other Maharani pieces. One shelf was bowed, another shelf split. Bottom doors were uneven etc etc it had to be returned! i'm not ordering a replacement. 14 June 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by A beautiful bookcase, marred by poor craftsmanship I've just taken delivery of this bookcase and have had to request a replacement as a result of a crack in the side. However, even without this damage the lack of care over the finishing is apparent. The slats on one side are too short and the wood stain is inconsistently applied, especially near joins, both inside and out. I'm happy to pay for a high quality product, but when I do so I expect to get that quality. I do hope that the finish of the replacement is better. John Lewis, please assure the quality of your products before sending them out so that we don't have to once we've paid for them. 23 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by A really lovely, quality bookcase This bookcase is lovely to look at, I had a lot of good comments about it. It is solid wood and well made. The latch to keep the 2 doors is quirky and you don't see that usually. I have 7 yr old and these is where she keeps her puzzles boxes amongst many of her things and it stands the everyday opening and closing (it hasn't loosened it's grip). Overall a lovely , quality bookcase 16 May 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good quality bookcase Very pleased with quality & style. Delivery went to schedule & all packaging taken away by delivery crew. Really pleased with product. Good value for money. 18 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sturdy quality bookcase We had purchased a dining table and chairs in the Maharani range and so this was an obvious choice for a bookcase in the same room., however we had been a little hesitant at first as we were not sure we liked the criss-cross pattern of the cupboard doors. Now it is in place we are very pleased with its appearance, its capacity for a good number of books, its sturdiness and, yes, the design of its cupboard doors. This is a well-made, attractive piece of furniture and not at all a utility bookcase. The dark wood is lightened interestingly with its smooth golden yellow shades in the patterning of the wood throughout, on the strong fixed shelves and at the back and sides. The design celebrates books rather than merely house them, whether hardbacks or paperbacks. The shelves are deep so you can place objects or framed photos in front of books or even have double-layer rows! 19 January 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Quality Really pleased with the quality, size and sturdiness. Delivered really speedily too. 11 July 2011
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