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70s Bookcases

60s 70s Regal Bookcase Cabinet Erik Brouer for Brouer Møbelfabrik Danish
By Erik Brouer, Brouer Mobel
Located in Neuenkirchen, NI
60s 70s regal bookcase cabinet Erik Brouer for Brouer Møbelfabrik Danish Object: wall unit
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Vintage 1970s Danish Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Teak

70's Huge Lucite Display Case Etagere Bookcase Shelves
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Custom Made 1970's
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Vintage 1970s Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Lucite

Italian Bookcase 60's / 70's Glass and Solid Wood, G343
Located in Lyon, FR
Large Italian bookcase from the 70s. Solid wood structure and transparent glass shelves. Sober and
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Wood

Derk Jan De Vries Beechwood Bookcase Vintage Commode 70's
Located in Lyon, FR
Dutch vintage bookcase from the 70's / 80's by designer Drek Jan de Vries. This bookcase is in two
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Post-Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Beech

Siro 3-Element Modular Bookcase by Kazuhide Takahama for Simon Gavina 70's
By Kazuhide Takahama, Simon Gavina Editions
Located in Padova, IT
Siro 3-element modular bookcase by Kazuhide Takahama for Simon Gavina 70's. Takahama, born in
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Wood

70s Freestanding Arts & Craft Book Shelf
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
furniture as part of their arts expression. This bookshelf is small and also from the 1970s period.
Category

Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Wood

  • 70s Freestanding Arts & Craft Book Shelf
  • 70s Freestanding Arts & Craft Book Shelf
  • 70s Freestanding Arts & Craft Book Shelf
  • 70s Freestanding Arts & Craft Book Shelf
H 61.03 in. W 39.38 in. D 13.78 in.
Gallotti & Radice, Smoked Glass and Lacquered Wood Cabinet from 70s
By Gallotti & Radice
Located in Catania, CT
Great vintage condition with normal trace of age snd use for this cabinet made from smoked glasses and lacquered wood.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Lacquer

Unusual Baker Chinoiserie Modular Chest Bookcase Shelf Mid-Century Modern
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Unusual Baker Chinoiserie style 2-piece modular bookcase chest. The top shelving unit sits on top
Category

Vintage 1970s American Chinoiserie Bookcases

Materials

Iron

Dodona 300 bookcase by Ernesto Gismondi for Artemide - Italy - 70's.
By Ernesto Gismondi, Artemide
Located in Padova, IT
Modular bookcase with adjustable shelves. Plastic material. The legendary Italian company Artemide
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Plastic

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60s-70s Bookcase
Located in Milano, IT
Ceiling bookcase with hinged door storage units and adjustable shelves. Teak veneered wood.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Teak

  • 60s-70s Bookcase
  • 60s-70s Bookcase
  • 60s-70s Bookcase
  • 60s-70s Bookcase
H 114.18 in. W 67.33 in. D 16.15 in.
Romeo Rega in the Manner Bookcase 70's
By Romeo Rega
Located in bari, IT
smoked glass mid 70's ca.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Brass

  • Romeo Rega in the Manner Bookcase 70's
  • Romeo Rega in the Manner Bookcase 70's
  • Romeo Rega in the Manner Bookcase 70's
  • Romeo Rega in the Manner Bookcase 70's
H 53.55 in. W 47.25 in. D 15.75 in.
Gorgeous Danish Modern 3 Bay Walnut Wall Unit Mid-Century
Located in Pemberton, NJ
ALL BOOKCASE,DESK, RECORD STORAGE, MAGAZINE RACK,ROOM DIVIDER AND THE LIST GOES ON. THIS UNIT IS IN
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Walnut

Rare French, Sofa - Bookcase
Located in Bellport, NY
Unusual and rare burl veneer Bookcase Sofa. Please note that the sofa will need to be reupholstered
Category

20th Century French Sofas

  • Rare French, Sofa - Bookcase
  • Rare French, Sofa - Bookcase
  • Rare French, Sofa - Bookcase
  • Rare French, Sofa - Bookcase
H 26 in. W 72 in. D 37 in.
Danish Styled Bookcase
By Arne Hovmand-Olsen
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A teak wood bookcase that has adjustable shelves sitting on a slat wood bench with architectural
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

  • Danish Styled Bookcase
  • Danish Styled Bookcase
  • Danish Styled Bookcase
  • Danish Styled Bookcase
H 51.75 in. W 72 in. D 17 in.
Carlo Jensen Bookcase Vintage 60s 70s
By Hundevad & Co., Carlo Jensen
Located in Szczecin, Zachodniopomorskie
Brilliant bookcase - library from the 60/70's. Scandinavian design, minimalist form. Carlo Jensen's
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Ash

  • Carlo Jensen Bookcase Vintage 60s 70s
  • Carlo Jensen Bookcase Vintage 60s 70s
  • Carlo Jensen Bookcase Vintage 60s 70s
  • Carlo Jensen Bookcase Vintage 60s 70s
H 60.24 in. W 43.31 in. L 60.24 in.
French '70s Brass and Smoke Lucite Etagere
Located in New York, NY
Angular brass frame bookcase with smoke lucite stretchers attached with brass caps. Smoke glass
Category

20th Century French Bookcases

Materials

Brass

  • French '70s Brass and Smoke Lucite Etagere
  • French '70s Brass and Smoke Lucite Etagere
  • French '70s Brass and Smoke Lucite Etagere
  • French '70s Brass and Smoke Lucite Etagere
H 71 in. W 31.5 in. D 12 in.
Super Sexy 70's Paul Evans Cityscape Exotic Wall Unit
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
This beautiful Paul Evans wall unit is dated 1976 and its constructed of wood and brushed gun metal stripes chocolate painted lacquered, wall unit consist of 4 section that go attach...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Bookcases

Materials

Metal

Italian Work Bookshelves in Golden Metal 1970's
Located in Milan, IT
Bookcase 70s, with 5 glass shelves, folding structure in gilded metal, excellent condition
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Bookcases

Materials

Metal

  • Italian Work Bookshelves in Golden Metal 1970's
  • Italian Work Bookshelves in Golden Metal 1970's
  • Italian Work Bookshelves in Golden Metal 1970's
  • Italian Work Bookshelves in Golden Metal 1970's
H 66.93 in. W 55.12 in. D 15.75 in.

70s Bookcases For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of 70s bookcases for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique 70s bookcases was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, hardwood and teak. 70s bookcases have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. 70s bookcases made by Scandinavian Modern designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. 70s bookcases have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Brouer Møbelfabrik, Carlo Jensen and Dana are consistently popular.

How Much are 70s Bookcases?

Prices for 70s bookcases start at $500 and top out at $9,995 with the average selling for $1,193.

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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Questions About 70s Bookcases
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    A breakfront bookcase is usually a large wooden bookcase that houses either books or dishes. They’re similar in appearance to hutches in that they have glass-fronted shelving on the top and cabinets on the bottom.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Barrister bookcases are made up of several distinct book shelf units which combine together to form the cabinet. This can be beneficial when moving, as the books can remain within the shelves and each shelf can move separately.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, platform shoes are not from the ‘70s. Platform shoes have been around for centuries, with origins in Greek theater. Salvatore Ferragamo popularized the footwear again in the 1930s with his rainbow-soled design. Find vintage and contemporary platform shoes from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    From crinkle boots to platform boots, there were many different styles of boot found in the 1970s. One of the most popular and famous styles from the time was the go-go boot which first rose to prominence in the 60s. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of vintage boots from the 1970s from some of the world’s top boutiques.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    In order to dress for a ‘70s party, it is important to dress in the styles of the day. Namely, opt for bell-bottom jeans, polyester tops, shirts and jackets with wide lapels, peasant tops and halter tops. Additionally, choose bright colors and patterns such as tie-dye.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    The sunglasses that were popular in the 70s were those that were large and often square in shape. A popular 70s style was the aviator style. Many of the 70s style glasses were characterized by colored lenses and funky frames. Shop 1970s sunglasses and other vintage sunglasses on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Many kinds of skirts were popular in the 1970s, including denim skirts, A-line skirts, and peasant skirts. Earth tones, pastels, and wildly colorful patterns were common styles of the 70s. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a wide collection of vintage 1970s skirts from some of the world’s top boutiques.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The term barrister bookcase means a piece of storage furniture primarily used during the 17th and 18th centuries. Also called lawyer's bookcases, the furnishings featured wood construction and glass-paneled doors. At the time the bookcases were most popular, books were expensive luxury goods. The glass doors helped to protect them from light and dust. Shop a collection of barrister bookcases on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    A bookcase with doors is also called a bookshelf, a bookstand, a cupboard or a bookrack. It is a close-sided unit that encases books and is designed to sit on the floor. On 1stDibs find a wide variety of antique, new and vintage bookcases today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, you can generally put wheels on a bookcase. However, the wheels that you choose must be strong enough to support both the weight of the bookcase and the total weight of all the books you intend to store on it. As a result, industrial-strength metal casters are usually the best option for the job. You'll find a large collection of bookcases on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    An ideal bookcase depth is usually between 10 and 12 inches. Shelf spacing can range from 7 to 15 inches for bookshelves, with 8 to 12 inches being the most typical. Because compact bookcases are designed for lesser volumes and libraries, they will be shallower. A small bookcase's depth is usually around 6 inches. On 1stDibs, find a wide variety of antique and vintage bookcases.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, the maxi dress was very popular in the 1970s. This was a strange transitional era for women’s clothing as they left behind more modest clothing and embraced a risque approach to style. This meant that in the 1970s maxi dresses sat alongside miniskirts in the same closet. Shop a collection of 1970’s-inspired vintage clothing from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    A bookcase with glass doors is also called a barrister bookcase. Designed in a cabinet style, these bookcases’ glass doors protect books and collectibles from gathering dust and allow guests to peruse your treasured volumes. The name “barrister” owes to the legal profession — barristers are experts in case law in England and traditionally required numerous law books for reference purposes to travel from chamber to chamber, and the sturdy and portable cabinets that were used to do so earned this nickname. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary bookcases from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    The best wood used for building a bookcase is plywood made from hardwood. It is easily available and comes in many types. Laminated panels that can be glued together are also a great option for a bookcase. On 1stDibs, you can find a variety of antique, new and vintage wooden bookcases.

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