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19th Century Scandinavian Birch Empire Bureau Secretary with Bookcase, c. 1820
Located in Miami, FL
A very fine Scandinavian Empire/Biedermeier secretary in beautiful birch wood with mahogany interior, Denmark, circa 1820. The highly sculptural form makes this piece an outstanding ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Empire Secretaires

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Birch

19th Century Empire Bookcase
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Late 19th century French Empire Style Bookcase is made out of mahogany wood with a newly ebonized lacquered finish and has been newly restored. The display features elegant bras...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Brass

  • 19th Century Empire Bookcase
  • 19th Century Empire Bookcase
  • 19th Century Empire Bookcase
  • 19th Century Empire Bookcase
H 95 in. W 59 in. D 18 in.
19th Century Empire Bookcase Vitrine
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Empire bookcase Vitrine was handcrafted from solid indigenous French walnut, and features a spacious display on top and capacious drawers below. Brass accents on the col...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Brass

  • 19th Century Empire Bookcase Vitrine
  • 19th Century Empire Bookcase Vitrine
  • 19th Century Empire Bookcase Vitrine
  • 19th Century Empire Bookcase Vitrine
H 70.5 in. W 40.5 in. D 21 in.
Unusual Empire Style Bookcase, France, 19th Century
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Quirky and unusual Empire style breakfront bookcase, the wood painted with a faux bois trompe l'oeil, and decorated with plaster moldings painted gold. Three sections, each contai...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

  • Unusual Empire Style Bookcase, France, 19th Century
  • Unusual Empire Style Bookcase, France, 19th Century
  • Unusual Empire Style Bookcase, France, 19th Century
  • Unusual Empire Style Bookcase, France, 19th Century
H 72.45 in. W 18.9 in. D 75.99 in.
19th Century Empire Style Marble-Top Bookcase
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
19th century Empire style marble-top bookcase with one shelf and bronze mounts.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Bronze

19th Century French Empire Mahogany Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Empire bookcase features stately architecture accentuated by cast bronze mounts from the arched crown on the step-front center section to the base below. Handcraf...
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Antique 1890s French Empire Revival Bookcases

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Bronze

  • 19th Century French Empire Mahogany Bookcase
  • 19th Century French Empire Mahogany Bookcase
  • 19th Century French Empire Mahogany Bookcase
  • 19th Century French Empire Mahogany Bookcase
H 95 in. W 78.5 in. D 17.5 in.
French Empire Style 19th Century Mahogany Bookcase Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
French Empire style (19th century) mahogany bookcase cabinet with bronze trim and two glass doors.  
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Bronze

Pair of French Empire Style 19th Century Bookcases
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Empire Style (19th century) mahogany and bronze trimmed two glass door bookcases.   
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Bronze

Early 19th Century Scandinavian Empire Flame Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Early 19th century Scandinavian empire flame mahogany breakfront bookcase, circa 1820. Stunning bookcase of grand proportions veneered in golden flame mahogany. Bookcase comprises...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Empire Bookcases

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Mahogany

19th Century French Empire Period Walnut Bibliotheque or Bookcase
Located in Birmingham, AL
A fine French Empire period bibliotheque handcrafted from select French walnut by skilled artisans from Lyon during the First Empire of Napoleon, circa early 1800s. The upper bookcas...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Bronze, Ormolu

Empire Style Mahogany Bookcase Bibliotheque, French, Late 19th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
An exceptional French mahogany bookcase - bibliotheque with finely cast gilt bronze mounts and interior fitted with 4 shelves. Late 19th century with original key. Very Fine top qual...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Ormolu

19th Century French Napoleon III Empire Mahogany Bookcase Cabinet
Located in London, GB
This is a spectacular large exceptional quality antique French Napoleon III Empire Flame mahogany bookcase with fabulous ormolu mounts, circa 1870 in date. The bookcase rising from ...
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Antique 1870s French Empire Bookcases

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Ormolu

Early 19th Century Empire-Style Bookcases by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Paris, FR
This monumental pair of Empire-style bookcases, or cabinets, was crafted in mahogany veneer by Maison Jansen (French, 1880-1989) in the mid-20th century. Maison Jansen was renowne...
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Mid-20th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Bronze

19th Century French Mahogany and Ormolu Bookcase in the Empire Style
By Antoine Krieger
Located in London, GB
An exceptional and fine library breakfront bookcase by Antoine Krieger of Paris In the Empire taste, this wonderful piece shows careful selection of matched flame mahogany veneers...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Ormolu

19th Large Empire Style Mahogany Bookcase from French Chateau
Located in Marseille, FR
Large Empire style mahogany bookcase. There are zippers on all pediments. This library is adorned with gilded bronzes. Its dimensions are impressive. It comes from the Château de Faï...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Mahogany

19th Century Empire Crotch Mahogany Dore Bronze Mounted Bookcase Breakfront
Located in Stamford, CT
19th century Empire crotch mahogany doré bronze-mounted bookcase breakfront. Sitting on bronze claw feet stands this large and impressive antique bookcase. The over the top bronze mo...
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Antique 1850s Empire Bookcases

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Wood

Antique French 2nd Empire 4-Door Mahogany Bookcase, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning antique French 2nd Empire mahogany bookcase with fabulous ormolu mounts, dating from the last quarter of the 19th century. It has been crafted from flame mahogan...
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Antique 1880s French Empire Bookcases

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Ormolu

Empire Mahogany Bookcase
Located in New York, NY
Empire mahogany bookcase, French, circa 1815. Measures: 39 1/4 x 63 1/2 x 19 1/8 inches. With gilt metal mounts.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Bronze

  • Empire Mahogany Bookcase
  • Empire Mahogany Bookcase
  • Empire Mahogany Bookcase
  • Empire Mahogany Bookcase
H 39.25 in. W 63.5 in. D 19.13 in.
Empire Bookcase
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Empire bookcase – walnut, rootwood and ebonized wood and columns with brass hardware. Glazed doors with interior shelves above single exterior drawer.
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Antique 19th Century Bookcases

  • Empire Bookcase
  • Empire Bookcase
  • Empire Bookcase
  • Empire Bookcase
H 77.5 in. W 39 in. D 18 in.
Fine Quality Early 19th Century Flame Mahogany Bookcase
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Fine example of a regency period bookcase, circa 1820. Very much in the manor of Thomas hope. Matching flame mahogany veneers from top to bottom. Comprising of 3 sections, lower c...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Empire Bookcases

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Mahogany

19th Century French Empire Library Cabinet, Cuba Mahogany
Located in Berlin, DE
Cuba mahogany on solid oakwood. Partially fire-gilded bronze fittings. Foundation base on bronze paw feet. High-rise, architecturally designed corpus. In the front center door flanke...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Mahogany

Pair of Empire Bookcases
Located in Manchester, MA
This beautiful pair of mahogany Empire bookcases is decorated with gilt bronze mounts portraying armorial motifs, winged Nike figures, swans and garlands. The glass doors are original.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Bronze

  • Pair of Empire Bookcases
  • Pair of Empire Bookcases
  • Pair of Empire Bookcases
  • Pair of Empire Bookcases
H 100 in. W 54 in. D 23.5 in.
French Empire Period Bookcase
Located in Atlanta, GA
French Empire Period bookcase. Early 19th century, the bookcase wears a beautiful flamed blond mahogany marquetry. Original old window glass.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Mahogany

  • French Empire Period Bookcase
  • French Empire Period Bookcase
  • French Empire Period Bookcase
  • French Empire Period Bookcase
H 86 in. W 63 in. D 17 in.
19th Century Walnut Pair of Bookcases Boiserie de Bibliothèque
Located in Vosselaar, BE
A rare pair of heliocodal French Directoire library bookcases in solid walnut. This type of bookcases is also known as 'boiseries de Bibliothèque' as they often, together with pannel...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Walnut

French Empire Bookcase in Walnut
Located in Doylestown, PA
An early 19th century French provincial biblioteque in walnut, with upper case with adjustable shelves and wire-grill doors over a lower pair of paneled cabinet doors, circa 1810.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Walnut

  • French Empire Bookcase in Walnut
  • French Empire Bookcase in Walnut
  • French Empire Bookcase in Walnut
  • French Empire Bookcase in Walnut
H 84 in. W 54 in. D 17 in.
Elegant Late Empire Bookcase
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Elegant Late Empire bookcase done in light mahogany. Pair of doors. Good quality and patina. Denmark 1820-1830.
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Antique Early 19th Century Danish Bookcases

  • Elegant Late Empire Bookcase
  • Elegant Late Empire Bookcase
  • Elegant Late Empire Bookcase
  • Elegant Late Empire Bookcase
H 77.96 in. W 44.1 in. D 14.57 in.
Antique Empire Style Bookcase/ Display Cabinet
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Antique Empire style beech wood and mahogany bookcase / display cabinet with brass hardware, late 19th century.
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Antique Late 19th Century European Empire Bookcases

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Brass

  • Antique Empire Style Bookcase/ Display Cabinet
  • Antique Empire Style Bookcase/ Display Cabinet
  • Antique Empire Style Bookcase/ Display Cabinet
  • Antique Empire Style Bookcase/ Display Cabinet
H 54 in. W 35.5 in. D 17.75 in.
19th Century Germany Empire Wood Lacquered Wall Open Library, 1800s
Located in Roma, RM
Rare piece of furniture of German origin, from the early Empire, in excellent state of conservation, but to be restored, completely removable is a bookcase that will then have to be ...
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Antique Early 1800s German Empire Bookcases

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Wood

Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Empire Library Bookcase
Located in London, GB
A fine gilt bronze mounted mahogany Empire library bookcase.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Ormolu

  • Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Empire Library Bookcase
  • Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Empire Library Bookcase
  • Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Empire Library Bookcase
  • Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Empire Library Bookcase
H 100.79 in. W 80.71 in. D 22.84 in.
French Period Empire Glass Fronted Bookcase
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stunning 19th century French Empire period bookcase constructed from mahogany. The large-scale and clean lines of this piece, along with the original wavy glass and wonderful grain...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Bookcases

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Mahogany

  • French Period Empire Glass Fronted Bookcase
  • French Period Empire Glass Fronted Bookcase
  • French Period Empire Glass Fronted Bookcase
  • French Period Empire Glass Fronted Bookcase
H 108 in. W 66 in. D 22.5 in.
Antique American Empire Flame Mahogany Bookcase Secretary, circa 1840
Located in Big Flats, NY
Antique American Empire flame mahogany secretary features upper bookcase with double fretwork and arch form glass doors opening to shelved interior and over secretary with drop front...
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Antique 19th Century American American Empire Bookcases

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Glass, Mahogany

PAIR of Napoleon III Mahogany Empire Bookcases
Located in Essex, MA
PAIR of Empire Ormolu Mounted Bibliotheques of the Napoleon III Period. Breakfront Top Cabinet with Enclosed Bottom Storage Cabinet
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

  • PAIR of Napoleon III Mahogany Empire Bookcases
  • PAIR of Napoleon III Mahogany Empire Bookcases
  • PAIR of Napoleon III Mahogany Empire Bookcases
  • PAIR of Napoleon III Mahogany Empire Bookcases
H 99.5 in. W 54.5 in. D 23.5 in.
Empire / Restauration Bookcase Armoire, Cherry Wood, Brass, France, circa 1810
Located in Regensburg, DE
Elegant Empire or Restauration Bookcase / Showcase / Library from France about 1800-1820. Two doored with glass inlayed in both front doors. Shellac hand-polished and partly eboni...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Brass, Iron

Fine Pair of Napoleonic Antique French Empire Period Mahogany Bookcases
Located in New York, NY
A large and fine pair of Napoleonic antique French Empire period mahogany bookcases "Bibliotechs". These magnificent pair of Napoleonic Imperial crested Empire period mahogany bookca...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Wood, Wood

Early 19th Century Berlin Mahogany Armoire
Located in London, by appointment only
Germany, circa 1825. A Berlin mahogany display cabinet having a stepped pediment inlaid with boxwood stringing above partially glazed doors divided into four sections with scroll...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Empire Bookcases

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Glass, Mahogany

Large Empire Danish Glass Cabinet, Bookcase in Mahogany with Bronze Details
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant late Empire 4 doors glass and wood cabinet, bookcase in mahogany. Pair of locking paned glass doors sitting atop pair of locking wood doors with fillings. Inside shelves. M...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Bronze

Ebonised Mahogany Bookcase
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Late Empire ebonised mahogany bookcase with beautiful finish. Upper part with shelves, lower part with doors. Denmark, 1840-50.
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Antique 19th Century Danish Empire Bookcases

  • Ebonised Mahogany Bookcase
  • Ebonised Mahogany Bookcase
  • Ebonised Mahogany Bookcase
  • Ebonised Mahogany Bookcase
H 89.77 in. W 47.64 in. D 18.9 in.
Pair of Cabinets/Book Cases, Empire, circa 1810
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of Swedish book cases made circa 1810. This is a unique pair of Swedish empire cabinets made circa year 1810. They are veneered with the best quality of mahogany and partly ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Empire Bookcases

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Mahogany

  • Pair of Cabinets/Book Cases, Empire, circa 1810
  • Pair of Cabinets/Book Cases, Empire, circa 1810
  • Pair of Cabinets/Book Cases, Empire, circa 1810
  • Pair of Cabinets/Book Cases, Empire, circa 1810
H 81.89 in. W 29.53 in. D 14.57 in.
French Empire 19th Century Walnut Bookcase-Cabinet
Located in Troy, NY
Small French Empire bookcase/cabinet with framed glazed sides, featuring a molded wooden elongated X on the inside, one wire-mesh-inset door, the corners embellished by sculpted colu...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Cabinets

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Brass

French Empire Mahogany and Giltwood Biblioteque
Located in Miami, FL
The whole in flame mahogany with Egyptian terms flanking the wire front cabinet doors- the interior later upholstered in red silk and fitted with later glass shelving.
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

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Brass

  • French Empire Mahogany and Giltwood Biblioteque
  • French Empire Mahogany and Giltwood Biblioteque
  • French Empire Mahogany and Giltwood Biblioteque
  • French Empire Mahogany and Giltwood Biblioteque
H 81.75 in. W 47.25 in. D 20 in.
19th Century Empire France Mahogany Vitrines Bookcase 1810
Located in Roma, RM
Beautiful French bookcase, from the Empire era, in mahogany wood and mahogany feather, with ornaments and applications in gilded bronze and ceased. Four doors, original key. In good ...
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Antique 1810s French Empire Vitrines

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Mahogany

Antique North German/Danish Empire Cylinder-Top Secretary with Bookcase, c. 1815
Located in Miami, FL
From the Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein region of Germany, once part of Denmark, a very handsome Empire secretary with bookcase in ash with inlays and marquetry silhouettes of neoclassic...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Empire Secretaires

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Ash

Hetsch Bookcase (Showcase)
Located in Nordhavn, DK
'Hetsch' glass-fronted bookcase/showcase in Cuban Mahogany 1830-1840. The bookcase is done with very high carpentry and cutting quality and presumably designed by Hetsch. It is a uni...
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Antique 19th Century Danish Empire Cabinets

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Mahogany

  • Hetsch Bookcase (Showcase)
  • Hetsch Bookcase (Showcase)
  • Hetsch Bookcase (Showcase)
  • Hetsch Bookcase (Showcase)
H 85.44 in. W 54.34 in. D 11.82 in.
Russian Mahogany Bookcase
Located in Stamford, CT
A Russian mahogany and giltwood bookcase of the late Empire form. The arrow decorations area later additions.
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Antique 19th Century Russian Empire Cabinets

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Mahogany

  • Russian Mahogany Bookcase
  • Russian Mahogany Bookcase
  • Russian Mahogany Bookcase
  • Russian Mahogany Bookcase
H 77 in. W 48 in. D 15 in.
Antique 1810 France Cast Iron Bookcase Shelves Flowers
Located in Munich, DE
Charming and elegant shelves made out of cast iron. The front of this slim piece of furniture and the struts are decorated with flowers.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Shelves

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Iron

American Mahogany and Stenciled Secretary with Bookcase. NY Circa 1825
Located in Charleston, SC
American mahogany stenciled and painted foliage secretary bookcase with fitted inlaid birds eye maple interior, shelving, fall front desk, lower cabinet doors, and terminating on scr...
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Antique 19th Century American American Empire Secretaires

Empire Walnut Bookcase, Early 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Empire bookcase on square legs with brass sabots and semi-glazed doors. The corners are decorated in the upper third with partly gilded and ebonized caryatids. The cornice with eboni...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Empire Bookcases

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Walnut

  • Empire Walnut Bookcase, Early 19th Century
  • Empire Walnut Bookcase, Early 19th Century
  • Empire Walnut Bookcase, Early 19th Century
  • Empire Walnut Bookcase, Early 19th Century
H 69.3 in. W 45.28 in. D 16.74 in.
Rare and Magnificent Neoclassical Mahogany Bibliotheque Bookcase
Located in Antwerp, BE
A rare and magnificent neoclassical mahogany three door bookcase dating to the second half of the 19th century. Resting on a large plinth, the bookcase has three large frame door...
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Antique Late 19th Century Belgian Empire Revival Bookcases

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Brass, Bronze

Rare and Magnificent Neoclassical Mahogany Bibliotheque Bookcase
Located in Antwerp, BE
A rare and magnificent neoclassical mahogany three door bookcase dating to the second half of the 19th century. Resting on a large plinth, the bookcase has three large frame door...
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Antique Late 19th Century Belgian Empire Revival Bookcases

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Brass, Bronze

Empire Bookcase, France, 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
French Empire bookcase on tapered feet with brass sabots, brass inlays and three-quarter glazed doors.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Brass

  • Empire Bookcase, France, 19th Century
  • Empire Bookcase, France, 19th Century
  • Empire Bookcase, France, 19th Century
  • Empire Bookcase, France, 19th Century
H 70.48 in. W 35.44 in. D 14.18 in.
19th Century French Empire Mahogany Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
Superb 19th century French Empire mahogany bookcase or vitrine cabinet with an inset lower drawer. The glass doors centred by a bronze accented Corinthian column and flanked by full ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Bookcases

19th Century French Empire Mahogany Open Bookcase
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality bookcase, circa 1890. Good colour. 4 shelves. Adorned with original brass mounts each end of the columns. Standing on claw feet. HEIGHT: 62" WIDTH: 49" DEPT...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Revival Bookcases

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Mahogany

19th Century Empire Mahogany Bookcase Cabinet
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful antique English flame mahogany bookcase in Empire style with fabulous ormolu mounts circa 1840 in date and bearing the ivorine makers label and various stamps of ...
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Antique 1840s English Empire Bookcases

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Ormolu

  • 19th Century Empire Mahogany Bookcase Cabinet
  • 19th Century Empire Mahogany Bookcase Cabinet
  • 19th Century Empire Mahogany Bookcase Cabinet
  • 19th Century Empire Mahogany Bookcase Cabinet
H 87.41 in. W 66.15 in. D 18.51 in.
Pair of 19th Century Mahogany Empire Open Bookcases
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Fine pair of what is know as the 3rd empire period circa 1880. One bookcase fully open with 5 shelves, the second bookcase with double door cupboard at the bottom. Slight col...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Revival Bookcases

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Mahogany

Late 19th Century Mahogany Empire Influenced Open Bookcase
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Large impressive bookcase in the Empire taste, circa 1890. Flame mahogany surface. Four fully adjustable shelves each side of a central partition. Turned columns with machined bras...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Empire Revival Bookcases

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Mahogany

19th Century French Empire Display Cabinet Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
Particularly fine quality 19th century French Empire mahogany display cabinet or bibliotheque/bookcase with two large glass fronted doors trimmed in doré bronze and fitted with inter...
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Antique 1870s French Empire Bookcases

19th Century Mahogany Empire Influenced Open Bookcase
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good Quality Open Bookcase With 3 Shelves Circa 1890. 3 Fully Adjustable Shelves, Featuring Columns On Each Side, Standing On Paw Feet To The Front. Shelf Depth: 10 1/4"
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Bookcases

Early 19th Century Pair of French Empire Period Bookcases
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Pair of quality early 19th century French empire period bookcases in beautiful flamed mahogany. Doors with original old glass with nice fine carvings and two arched glazed bookcase d...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Glass, Mahogany

Early 19th Century Empire Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Bookcase
Located in Paris, FR
Large mahogany bookcase with molding, mahogany veneer, and gilt bronze accents. Two columns set in the front of the case are capped with gilt bronze rings sculpted with water leaves ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Bronze

19th Century French Bibliothèque Bookcase in the Empire Taste
Located in London, GB
A very fine Bibliothèque in the Empire taste Constructed in splendid book matched Cuban mahogany veneers, and extensively dressed with ormolu mounts made to designs drawn from the w...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

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Ormolu, Bronze

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19th Century Empire Bookcase For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the 19th century empire bookcase you’re looking for. A 19th century empire bookcase — often made from wood, mahogany and metal — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect 19th century empire bookcase — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. Each 19th century empire bookcase bearing Empire hallmarks is very popular. A well-made 19th century empire bookcase has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Antoine Krieger and Maison Jansen are consistently popular.

How Much is a 19th Century Empire Bookcase?

A 19th century empire bookcase can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $12,500, while the lowest priced sells for $2,900 and the highest can go for as much as $134,064.

Finding the Right Bookcases for You

As long as curious people have collected stories, we have needed a place to stow them away and preserve them. When auction houses and book dealers proliferated by the late 17th century, the bibliophile was born. And, of course, as with any treasured objects, a book lover’s volumes were suddenly worthy of a luxurious display — enter the bookcase. Americans of means during the 19th century took to amassing art as well as rare books, and antique bookcases of the era, rife with hand-carved decorative accents and architectural motifs, were ideal for displaying their handsome leather-bound wares.

Although our favorite titles may change over the years, the functionality and beauty of their home within our home is timeless. Whether you proudly shelve your books in regal mahogany or behind glass cabinet doors, a bookcase — or perhaps more than one — is essential to creating a cozy nook for any book lover. Even those who don’t covet the perfect home library can benefit from an attractive display case, as bookcases can easily double as charming étagères

Contemporary and customizable options make it easier for you to find the perfect bookcase for your style and stacks. If you don’t wish to fill your storage piece so that your collection is snug within its confines, incorporate extra space to allow for additional displays and decorative objects. And by introducing a striking dark wood Art Deco bookcase or low-profile mid-century modern design by Paul McCobb into your living room, your signed first editions won’t be the only items making a statement. 

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