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Bookshelf, Sweden, 1930s
By Axel Larsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Freestanding bookshelf produced in Sweden, 1930s. Good vintage condition with signs of usage.
Category

Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Pine

  • Bookshelf, Sweden, 1930s
  • Bookshelf, Sweden, 1930s
  • Bookshelf, Sweden, 1930s
  • Bookshelf, Sweden, 1930s
H 34.65 in. W 39.38 in. D 17.72 in.
Marcel Breuer Bookshelf Mod. B 22, 1930s
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Greding, DE
Marcel Breuer bookshelf Mod. B 22, 1930s Shelf standing on bent tubular steel frame with three red painted shelves. Signs of age and use. The shelf was designed as a file or bookshe...
Category

Vintage 1930s Austrian Art Deco Shelves

Materials

Steel

  • Marcel Breuer Bookshelf Mod. B 22, 1930s
  • Marcel Breuer Bookshelf Mod. B 22, 1930s
  • Marcel Breuer Bookshelf Mod. B 22, 1930s
  • Marcel Breuer Bookshelf Mod. B 22, 1930s
H 29.53 in. W 33.67 in. D 13.39 in.
Art Deco Bookshelf, circa 1930
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Art Deco bookshelf, circa 1930 One fix shelf in the middle and two shelves adjustable. (We have a pair available).   
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Bookcases

Materials

Wood

  • Art Deco Bookshelf, circa 1930
  • Art Deco Bookshelf, circa 1930
  • Art Deco Bookshelf, circa 1930
  • Art Deco Bookshelf, circa 1930
H 49.22 in. W 51.19 in. D 10.63 in.
1930's French Art Deco Bookshelf Cabinet in the Manner of Chareau
By Pierre Chareau
Located in New York, NY
Designed in the manner of French Art Deco designer Pierre Chareau, this 1930's two section bookcase cabinet is composed of ebonized wood and features a top section with sliding glass...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Wood

Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
Located in Geneve, CH
Art Deco original ceramic Bookshelf little decorative vase Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 4 cm Signed.   
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
H 2.76 in. W 1.58 in. D 1.58 in.
Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
Located in Geneve, CH
Art Deco original ceramic Bookshelf little decorative vase Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 3 cm Signed.    
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
H 1.58 in. W 1.19 in. D 1.19 in.
Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
Located in Geneve, CH
Art Deco original ceramic Bookshelf little decorative vase Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 6 cm.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
H 2.37 in. W 2.37 in. D 2.37 in.
Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
Located in Geneve, CH
Art Deco original ceramic Bookshelf little decorative vase Dimensions: 12.5 x 4 x 4 cm.     
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
H 4.93 in. W 1.58 in. D 1.58 in.
Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
Located in Geneve, CH
Art Deco original ceramic Bookshelf little decorative vase Dimensions: 8.5 x 5 x 5 cm Signed.  
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
H 3.35 in. W 1.97 in. D 1.97 in.
Garsnas Mobler Bookshelf with Bar
By Gärsnäs Mobler
Located in Porto, PT
Walnut bookshelf with a central dry bar, inlaid figures in the door.
Category

Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Dry Bars

Materials

Chrome

  • Garsnas Mobler Bookshelf with Bar
  • Garsnas Mobler Bookshelf with Bar
  • Garsnas Mobler Bookshelf with Bar
  • Garsnas Mobler Bookshelf with Bar
H 39.77 in. W 86.62 in. D 13.39 in.
Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
Located in Geneve, CH
Art Deco original ceramic Bookshelf little decorative vase Dimensions: 4 x 5 x 5 cm Signed.         
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
H 1.58 in. W 1.97 in. D 1.97 in.
Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
Located in Geneve, CH
Art Deco original ceramic Bookshelf little decorative vase Dimensions: 8 x 7 x 7 cm.  
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
H 3.15 in. W 2.76 in. D 2.76 in.
Elegant English Regency Style Rosewood Etagere Bookshelf Shelves
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A beautifully made solid rosewood etagere with sumptuous grain having 4 shelves, single drawer in the bottom compartment, and 4 classy finials at the top corners. 60" H to top shelf...
Category

Vintage 1930s English Regency Shelves

Materials

Rosewood

Art Deco Bookshelf, circa 1930
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Art Deco bookshelf, circa 1930 One fix shelf in the middle and two shelves adjustable. (We have a pair available).  
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Bookcases

Materials

Wood

  • Art Deco Bookshelf, circa 1930
  • Art Deco Bookshelf, circa 1930
  • Art Deco Bookshelf, circa 1930
  • Art Deco Bookshelf, circa 1930
H 49.22 in. W 51.19 in. D 10.63 in.
Otto Schulz, Bookshelf in Elmwood, Sweden, 1930s
By Otto Schulz, Boet
Located in DE
Otto Schulz, a small sideboard or bookshelf in Elmwood with inlayed handles and ebonized top and drawers. Manufactured by Boet in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1930s.
Category

Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Elm, Elm

  • Otto Schulz, Bookshelf in Elmwood, Sweden, 1930s
  • Otto Schulz, Bookshelf in Elmwood, Sweden, 1930s
  • Otto Schulz, Bookshelf in Elmwood, Sweden, 1930s
  • Otto Schulz, Bookshelf in Elmwood, Sweden, 1930s
H 27.56 in. W 59.06 in. D 9.85 in.
1930's mahogany and black secretary/bookshelf
Located in New York, NY
1930's mahogany and black secretary/bookshelf
Category

Vintage 1930s American Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

Tubular Steel Bookshelf, Germany, circa 1930
Located in Berlin, DE
Chrome-plated tubular steel bookshelf, Germany, circa 1930.
Category

Vintage 1930s German Modern Bookcases

  • Tubular Steel Bookshelf, Germany, circa 1930
  • Tubular Steel Bookshelf, Germany, circa 1930
  • Tubular Steel Bookshelf, Germany, circa 1930
  • Tubular Steel Bookshelf, Germany, circa 1930
H 28.35 in. W 17.52 in. D 15.36 in.
Low Swedish Bookshelf, Attributed to Axel Einar Hjorth, 1930s
By Axel Einar Hjorth
Located in Uppsala, SE
Low Swedish bookshelf/sideboard in stained birch and stained pine attributed to Axel Einar Hjorth, made in the 1930s. Very good vintage condition with light ware.
Category

Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Shelves

Materials

Birch, Pine

Steel Bookshelf with Drawers, circa 1930
Located in Evergreen, CO
In 1926, Forges of Strasbourg began making its Strafor line of metal office furniture. This Strafor bookshelf has 15 metal drawers below two shelves. The sides and back of the shelve...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Industrial Bookcases

Materials

Steel

  • Steel Bookshelf with Drawers, circa 1930
  • Steel Bookshelf with Drawers, circa 1930
  • Steel Bookshelf with Drawers, circa 1930
  • Steel Bookshelf with Drawers, circa 1930
H 72.5 in. W 30 in. D 14.5 in.
1930s Italian Art Deco Gio Ponti Style Bookshelf, Bookcase with Display Cabinet
By Gio Ponti
Located in Vigonza, Padua
1930s Italy Art Deco Mid-Century Modern bookshelf or bookcase in wood of cherry and walnut with display cabinet bookshelf with two upper shelves closed with sliding glass on frames e...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Wood, Cherry, Glass, Walnut

Industrial Rolling Bookshelf
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Industrial blue steel bookshelf on wheels by JW Steele and Company. Great patina, handles on either side to move around easily.
Category

Vintage 1930s American Bookcases

Materials

Steel

  • Industrial Rolling Bookshelf
  • Industrial Rolling Bookshelf
  • Industrial Rolling Bookshelf
  • Industrial Rolling Bookshelf
H 59 in. W 37 in. D 13.5 in.
Metal Industrial Bookshelf
Located in Culver City, CA
From a linen factory in the south of Belgium
Category

Vintage 1930s Belgian Shelves

Materials

Metal

  • Metal Industrial Bookshelf
  • Metal Industrial Bookshelf
  • Metal Industrial Bookshelf
  • Metal Industrial Bookshelf
H 65 in. W 39.5 in. D 25 in.
English Art Deco Narrow Bookshelf
Located in New York, NY
A 1930's English art deco bookcase in oak with four shelves on angled end supports
Category

Vintage 1930s English Bookcases

Materials

Oak

  • English Art Deco Narrow Bookshelf
  • English Art Deco Narrow Bookshelf
  • English Art Deco Narrow Bookshelf
  • English Art Deco Narrow Bookshelf
H 36 in. W 30 in. D 9 in.
Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
Located in Geneve, CH
Art Deco original ceramic Bookshelf little decorative vase Dimensions: 8 x 4 x 4 cm.  
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
H 3.15 in. W 1.58 in. D 1.58 in.
Gilbert Rohde East Indian Laurel Bookshelf
By Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller
Located in Hudson, NY
This rare three-tiered open étagère for the Herman Miller Furniture Company has beautifully figured East Indian Laurel veneer connected by two brass columns, raised on a plinth base,...
Category

Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

Gilbert Rohde Paldao Group Secretary or Bookshelf
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant Art Deco Secretary or Bookshelf, designed by Gilbert Rohde for his "Paldao Group" collection for Herman Miller, circa 1940's. It is constructed of wonderfully grained exotic ...
Category

Vintage 1930s American Secretaires

Materials

Brass

Ebony Macassar Bookshelf and Secretaire By Louis Majorelle
Located in Pasadena, CA
This 2 pieces are very unusual by their narrow depth. They are made of ebony macassar and the secretary interior in mahogany.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Italian Panted & Parcel Gilt Bookshelf with Cherub Face
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian painted in soft Venetian blue coloration and highlighted with 22-karat gold leaf accents throughout. Accented with carved cherub face at top arch. Great display cabinet for a...
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Rococo Bookcases

Materials

Wood, Giltwood

Antique Stick Wicker Daybed or Chaise with Bookshelf End
Located in Old Saybrook, CT
Antique stick rattan chaise or daybed with built in bookcase. Piece measures 74” long, 25.5” wide, 21.5” tall. Bed platform is 11” high.
Category

Vintage 1930s American Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Rattan

Goldscheider Vienna Girl with Book Sitting on a Bookshelf by Dakon, circa 1935
By Stefan Dakon, Goldscheider Manufactory of Vienna
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare goldscheider Art Deco ceramic figurine. The girl with blond curly hair and a green bow in her hair, wearing a black and white checked dress, is sitting cross-legged on a l...
Category

Vintage 1930s Austrian Art Deco Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Art Deco Lucite Bookshelf Circle Geometric Form attributed to Russel Wright
By Jean Boris Lacroix, Gilbert Rohde, Donald Deskey
Located in Washington, DC
Very worn original finish. Fully functional as bookcase or shoe rack. Referenced designer unknown, but similar to the Russel Wright Aquarium design.
Category

Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Bookcases

Materials

Lucite

1930s Bookshelf For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic 1930s bookshelf available at 1stDibs. A 1930s bookshelf — often made from ceramic, wood and glass — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the 1930s bookshelf you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A 1930s bookshelf made by Art Deco designers — as well as those associated with Regency — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one 1930s bookshelf that is appealing in its simplicity, but Marcel Breuer, Gärsnäs Mobler and Thonet produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are 1930s Bookshelf?

A 1930s bookshelf can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $677, while the lowest priced sells for $443 and the highest can go for as much as $16,500.

A Close Look at Art Deco Furniture

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, Art Deco furniture is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.”

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments in their pieces, such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers. Today, the style is still favored by designers looking to infuse interiors with an air of luxury and sophistication.

From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs.

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