The late designer Anthony Hail's San Francisco home. Notice where the clock stands. In front of the library shelves. A solution when you lack wall space. A 19th-century painter’s ladder stands near a Swedish neoclassical clock, “a marvelous thing,” Hail adds. On the bureau plat is a François Clouet drawing.
Might add an arched front to the current bookshelves when we redo the library. Simple update. I also like using a color for the backside of the bookcase....right now it's a black back with cream front.