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antique French bookcase/vitrine
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful French bookcase, made of solid oak, the details are very nice, even on the side, on the second picture, ALL SALES ARE FINAL, STORE CREDIT OR EXCHANGE ONLY
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Vintage 1930s French Bookcases

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Metal

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  • antique French   bookcase/vitrine
H 76 in. W 71 in. D 21 in.
Antique French Rustic Oak Carved Bookcase
Located in Houston, TX
Antique French Rustic oak carved Bookcase with 2 glass doors. This cabinet can store and display copious amounts of books, keepsakes, and family heirlooms! It is a pretty as it is fu...
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20th Century French Bookcases

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Glass, Wood

  • Antique French Rustic Oak Carved Bookcase
  • Antique French Rustic Oak Carved Bookcase
  • Antique French Rustic Oak Carved Bookcase
  • Antique French Rustic Oak Carved Bookcase
H 90 in. W 51 in. D 18.5 in.
Antique French Walnut Bookcase on Cupboard
Located in London, GB
A very impressive original antique walnut bookcase, this was made in France and dates from around 1840-1860’s period. It has many fine features and is of amazing quality. The uppe...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French William IV Bookcases

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Walnut

Antique Country French Vitrine or Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Country French vitrine or bookcase is a definitive example of understated elegance, hand-crafted from solid oak to last for generations! The archer's bow crown on top is cent...
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Mid-20th Century French Country Bookcases

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Oak

  • Antique Country French Vitrine or Bookcase
  • Antique Country French Vitrine or Bookcase
  • Antique Country French Vitrine or Bookcase
  • Antique Country French Vitrine or Bookcase
H 83 in. W 55.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Antique French Provincial Oak Bookcase Display Cabinet
Located in Round Top, TX
Striking in person, the beautiful details in this oak cabinet reminds one of the classic beauty found in French country style. Lovely carved details, panels and hardware accentuate t...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Bookcases

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Wood, Oak

Antique Country French Louis XV Vitrine, Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Country French Louis XV Vitrine ~ Bookcase was hand-crafted in the finest traditions of the cabinetmaker's art from solid oak, and features glass display on top with carved w...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Bookcases

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Brass

Antique Large Oak Bookcase Display Cabinet from France
Located in Round Top, TX
This large oak bookcase is statuesque in size and detail. At over 8' tall, the carved medallion, star, and heavy paneled accents add to its strong presence. Even the sides show off t...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Bookcases

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Oak

Antique French Fruitwood Inlaid Bookcase/Display Cabinet
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French fruitwood inlaid bookcase/display cabinet.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Bookcases

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Fruitwood

Antique French Mahogany Bookcase, Original and Beautiful Unrestored Condition
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French bookcase (bibliotheque), China cabinet or Display cabinet, that was handcrafted about 120-140-years ago. Our solid mahogany antique French bookcase, was discovered nea...
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Antique 1880s French Bookcases

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Mahogany

Antique French Empire 4 Door Mahogany Bookcase, 19th Century
By Mercier Freres
Located in London, GB
This is a superb antique French Empire Acajou Mouchete mahogany bookcase / Bibliotheque by the renowned French cabinet maker and retailer, Mercier Freres, Paris, dating from the last...
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Antique 1880s French Empire Bookcases

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Mahogany

Antique French Louis XVI Ebonized Mahogany Bookcase Fully Restored
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French Louis XVI ebonized Bibliotheque or bookcase, that our Old Plank workshop has painstakingly disassembled and stripped by hand, with no harsh chemicals down to the bare ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Bookcases

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Mahogany

Antique French Carved Oak Vitrine Cabinet Bookcase Barley Twist Renaissance
Located in Miami, FL
Antique French carved oak vitrine cabinet bookcase barley twist renaissance from France. A gorgeous antique French bookcase cabinet, unusually SLENDER profile, yet very tall and maje...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Baroque Bookcases

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Bronze

Antique French Carved Oak Vitrine Cabinet Bookcase Barley Twist Renaissance
Located in Shreveport, LA
Antique French carved oak vitrine cabinet bookcase barley twist renaissance ~Direct from France~ ~A gorgeous antique French bookcase cabinet, unusually SLENDER profile, yet very ...
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Antique 19th Century French Renaissance Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

Antique French Corner Cabinet Bookcase Carved Oak Black Forest Renaissance
Located in Shreveport, LA
Antique French corner cabinet bookcase carved oak black forest renaissance ~Direct from France~ ~Majestic antique French corner cabinet with gorgeous, ornate upper cabinet~ ~Upp...
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Antique 19th Century French Renaissance Bookcases

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Oak

Antique French Charles X Rosewood and Satinwood Vitrine Bookcase, circa 1860s
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Charles X style rosewood and satinwood vitrine bookcase, circa 1860s.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Bookcases

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Rosewood, Satinwood

Antique French Louis Philippe Bookcase/Cupboard in Chestnut w/ Glass Panels
Located in Miami, FL
A very beautiful and expertly-crafted French Louis Philippe cupboard or bookcase in chestnut with mullioned glass panels. Made of solid chestnut with lovely graining and small burled...
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Antique 1830s French Louis Philippe Bookcases

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Chestnut

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

Antique French Empire Bookcase Époque from 1800s Restored, Silver Plated Trim
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French Empire bookcase or Bibliotheque that was a bit of a mystery. Usually, when we hand-strip a large antique bookcase like this Empire bookcase, we would expect to see the...
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Antique 1820s French Empire Bookcases

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Wood

Antique French Charles X Burr Maple and Ormolu Bookcase, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful antique French Charles X burr maple bookcase with fabulous ormolu mounts, circa 1820 in date. It has been crafted from the finest burr maple and is decorated wi...
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Antique 1820s French Charles X Bookcases

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Ormolu

Antique French Carved Oak Cabinet Bookcase Renaissance Lion Black Forest Vitrine
Located in Shreveport, LA
Antique French Carved Oak Cabinet Bookcase Renaissance Lion Black Forest Vitrine ~Direct from France~ ~Stunning, unique hand carved details on this 19th century French bookcase, ...
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Antique 19th Century French Renaissance Bookcases

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Oak, Glass

Antique Époque French Empire Bookcase or Bibliothèque Fully Restored, 1800-1829
Located in Chicago, IL
The French would refer to this antique bookcase as époque, meaning from the time of the Empire period and not just in the style of. Empire French furniture was an early 19th century ...
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Antique 1810s French Empire Bookcases

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Mahogany

Antique French Louis XVI Style Bookcase or Bibliotheque in Mahogany and Brass
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French Louis XVI bookcase (bibliotheque), or china cabinet, probably made from solid mahogany. All of the decorations are constructed of real brass and are not merely painted...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Bookcases

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Mahogany

Antique French Carved Oak Barley Twist Display Cabinet Shelf Bookcase Buffet
Located in Shreveport, LA
Direct from France, a lovely and unique antique French carved oak cabinet/bookcase/server! This is such a very versatile piece, we can imagine it in many places throughout the home! ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Renaissance Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

Antique French Carved Oak Petite Bookcase Server Barley Twist Display Louis XIII
Located in Shreveport, LA
Antique French carved oak petite bookcase server barley twist display louis XIII ~Direct from France~ Very special petite size 19th century French Louis XIII style sideboard/serv...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XIII Bookcases

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Oak

Antique French Louis XV Kingwood, Marble & Ormolu Bookcase by E. Poteau, c1870
By François Linke
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique French Louis XV by Edouard Poteau (Paris, France - late 19th century) bookcase offers marble top surmounting kingwood bookmatched case having double doors with shaped glas...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Bookcases

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Marble, Ormolu, Metal

Unusual Antique Indian or African Shelve Unit Bookcase
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A unique and unusual shelving composition. Believed to be early 20th century possibly earlier. Formed from heavy wood, with a variety of metal and brass embellishments. Fo...
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Early 20th Century French Bookcases

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Wood

Antique French Bakers Rack
Located in Houston, TX
This is an early 20th century bakers rack made of iron with brass trim. The makers name, Echalie and Biabaud, Paris is embossed on the cast iron feet. The metal shelves are topped wi...
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Early 20th Century Bookcases

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Brass, Iron

  • Antique French Bakers Rack
  • Antique French Bakers Rack
  • Antique French Bakers Rack
  • Antique French Bakers Rack
H 95 in. W 78 in. D 18.5 in.
Antique French Louis Philippe Carved Walnut 3-Door Display Cabinet, Circa 1880's
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Louis Philippe carved walnut 3-door display bookcase cabinet, Circa 1880-1890. Overall dimensions: 97" high x 84-1/2" wide x 24" deep 24" deep at top center and 20" ...
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Antique 1880s French Bookcases

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Walnut

Antique Display Cabinet, 19th Century, Walnut, France 1880, B2567
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique display cabinet, 19th century, walnut, France 1880, B2567 France 1880 Solid walnut And veneers Original finish Carved canopy with pierced carving depicting floral deta...
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Antique 1880s French Bookcases

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Walnut

Antique Bibliotheque by F. C. Menant, Louis XVI Style 18th Century, French
By François-Claude Menant
Located in London, GB
Bookcase and display cabinet in walnut with refined hand carvings by François Claude Menant (1757-1793) France, Louis XVI period (and Restoration). Menant was accepted as a member of...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XIV Bookcases

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Walnut

Antique Walnut Wood Louis XVI Style Bibliotheque from France, circa 1880
Located in Dallas, TX
This large and elegant French bibliotheque is made of walnut wood and dates to the latter half of the 1800s. It recently came from a beautiful home in the Dordogne region of Southwes...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Bookcases

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Wire

Antiqued Farmhouse Style Painted Cabinet
Located in Port Chester, NY
Antiqued farmhouse style painted cabinet. A beautiful and functional cabinet that can be used for display and storage. The exterior is painted in a soft grey, beautiful fretwork glas...
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21st Century and Contemporary European French Provincial Bookcases

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Wood

Antiqued Farmhouse Style Painted Four Door Cabinet
Located in Port Chester, NY
Antiqued farmhouse style painted four-door cabinet. A beautiful and functional cabinet that can be used for display and storage. The exterior is painted in soft tones, beautiful fret...
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21st Century and Contemporary European French Provincial Bookcases

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Wood

Antique French Bookcase or Cabinet in Limed White Oak Restored
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French limed oak cabinet, of massive proportions. We seldom, if ever, find a genuine antique French, circa 1800s cabinet, of such grandeur. Our old plank workshop, completely...
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Antique 1890s French Country Cabinets

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Oak

Antique French Tallboy / Display / Bookcase Cabinet
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Tall, handsome and well-proportioned antique 2-piece French display cabinet the early 1900s. Imposing large sliding glass doors. Beautifully patinata in a matte black paint and with ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Vitrines

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Wood

  • Antique French Tallboy / Display / Bookcase Cabinet
  • Antique French Tallboy / Display / Bookcase Cabinet
  • Antique French Tallboy / Display / Bookcase Cabinet
  • Antique French Tallboy / Display / Bookcase Cabinet
H 104.73 in. W 55.12 in. D 20.48 in.
Very Tall Antique French Two Part Bookcase
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Extraordinarily tall (the tallest cupboard Fil de Fer have had to date) antique French 2-piece display cabinet. This rare find was a bookcase originally, and dates from circa 1900. T...
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Antique Early 1900s French Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

  • Very Tall Antique French Two Part Bookcase
  • Very Tall Antique French Two Part Bookcase
  • Very Tall Antique French Two Part Bookcase
  • Very Tall Antique French Two Part Bookcase
H 118.9 in. W 59.06 in. D 20.08 in.
Antique Country French Regence Style Secretary, Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Country French Regence style secretary ~ Bookcase combines elegant display above with storage below and a drop-front desktop surface ~ all rolled into one! The boldly arched ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Secretaires

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Brass

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

Antique French Carved Oak Sideboard Cabinet Bookcase Breton Brittany
Located in Shreveport, LA
Antique French carved oak sideboard cabinet bookcase Breton Brittany ~Direct from France~ ~Ornate 19th century French sideboard/cabinet with stunning Brittany carvings throughout...
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Antique Late 19th Century French French Provincial Sideboards

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Oak

Antique French Provincial Oak Secretary/Bureau Bookcase, circa 1770
Located in Portland, OR
Antique French Provincial oak secretary/bureau bookcase, circa 1770. The two section desk, having an arched top with twin fielded paneled cupboard doors below enclosing a single shel...
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Antique 1770s French French Provincial Secretaires

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Oak

19th Century Antique French Carved Oak Confiturier Cabinet Bookcase Brittany
Located in Shreveport, LA
19th century antique French carved oak confiturier cabinet bookcase brittany ~Direct from France~ ~Ornately hand carved antique French ‘confiturier’ or jam cabinet~ ~These cabi...
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Cabinets

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Mirror, Oak

Antique Fitted French Tack Cabinet in Original Finish or Possible Bookcase
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique Fitted French tack cabinet from a vineyard in the South of France near the town of Bezier, circa 1880-1900. The sliding doors still have their handmade French wavy glass, and...
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Antique Early 1900s French Country Cabinets

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Pine

Antique French Louis Philippe Bookcase/Vitrine in Figured Walnut w/ Glass Panels
Located in Miami, FL
A very handsome French Louis Philippe vitrine or bookcase in beautiful figured walnut with a single door that has two long glass panels, with a long glass panel on each of the sides....
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Vitrines

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Blown Glass, Mirror, Walnut

Antique French Buffet 18th Century Renaissance Carved Oak Vitrine Bookcase
Located in Labrit, Landes
Neo renaissance vitrine antique French buffet 18th century Hand carved oak with a mythological scene. Hercules and the bull Glass door display cabinet. Two drawers Good antique c...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Renaissance Revival Buffets

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Oak

Petite Antique French Carved Oak Gothic Vestment Cabinet Display Bookcase 19th C
Located in Shreveport, LA
antique French carved oak gothic vestment cabinet display bookcase 19th c ~Direct from France~ ~SUPER PETITE antique French oak vestment/sacristy cabinet~ ~Superb dimensional ca...
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Antique 19th Century French Gothic Cabinets

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Metal

Large Antique Architectural Pass-Through with Bookcases Flanking Two Entry Doors
Located in Miami, FL
An impressive and large architectural pass-through or wall unit with bookcases flanking each side of two entry doors, over which spans a beveled glass transom in the shape of a sunbu...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Architectural Elements

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Pine

Antique French Bookcase
Located in Chicago, IL
Every once in a great moon, you get to purchase something so special that it simply knocks your sox off and years ago this was not an uncommon occurrence, but sadly it has become qui...
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Antique 1870s French Empire Bookcases

  • Antique French Bookcase
  • Antique French Bookcase
  • Antique French Bookcase
  • Antique French Bookcase
H 105.25 in. W 118.63 in. D 20.25 in.
Antique French Bookcase and Desk
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French formal library bookcase from the Restauration period, that slotted between the Empire and Louis Philippe time line of 1815-1830. This was a reaction against the monume...
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Antique 1820s French Restauration Bookcases

  • Antique French Bookcase and Desk
  • Antique French Bookcase and Desk
  • Antique French Bookcase and Desk
  • Antique French Bookcase and Desk
H 94 in. W 78.5 in. L 94 in.
Exquisite Antique French Bookcase Armoire
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Handpainted a lovely pale blue with decorative cherubs and flowers in the top two panels, carved wood, hand woven mesh on both doors with interior curtains. Looks beautiful without ...
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

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Wood

Antique French Bookcase with Stone Inset Top
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Bleached Oak French Bookcase with Stone Inset Top. Circa 1890.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Bookcases

Antique French Bookcase in the Manner of Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Austin, TX
French Louis XVI style bookcase in ebonized and French polished mahogany. Beveled glass-front door and sides, mirrored back, and two glass shelves give it an open feel, with gleaming...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Bookcases

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Brass

  • Antique French Bookcase in the Manner of Jansen
  • Antique French Bookcase in the Manner of Jansen
  • Antique French Bookcase in the Manner of Jansen
  • Antique French Bookcase in the Manner of Jansen
H 64.25 in. W 33.5 in. D 16.5 in.
Antique French Bookcase or Display Cabinet, circa 1815-1830
Located in Chicago, IL
French mahogany bookcase, extraordinaire is the best term I can think of to accurately describe this immense bibliotheque. Our Old Plank workshop spent over 200 hours rebuilding the ...
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Antique 1820s French Restauration Bookcases

Antique French Grande Bookcase
Located in Chicago, IL
Exquisite French grande bookcase over 9' long with great proportions from the mid-1800s restored to the “nines.” This became a labor of love, because it made no logical business sens...
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Antique 1870s French Bookcases

  • Antique French Grande Bookcase
  • Antique French Grande Bookcase
  • Antique French Grande Bookcase
  • Antique French Grande Bookcase
H 101.25 in. W 110.88 in. D 20.5 in.
Antique French Bookcase, Rustic Victorian, 19th Century
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique 19th century French elm dresser bookcase cabinet, circa 1875, two shelves to upper section with delft grooves for plates over two panelled doors raised on bracket feet, the d...
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Antique 19th Century Bookcases

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Elm

Antique French Empire Bookcase
Located in Austin, TX
A spectacular piece with an amazing display of finely cast and gilded bronze ornamentation dedicated to Minerva and Athena the Greek and Roman goddesses of wisdom, courage, inspirati...
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Antique Early 1900s French Empire Bookcases

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Wood

  • Antique French Empire Bookcase
  • Antique French Empire Bookcase
  • Antique French Empire Bookcase
  • Antique French Empire Bookcase
H 71 in. W 56.75 in. D 17.5 in.
Antique French Renaissance Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
Designed for the person who had money and education, very much in the minority during the mid-19th century when it was made, this impressive bookcase features three generously glazed...
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Antique 19th Century French Renaissance Bookcases

  • Antique French Renaissance Bookcase
  • Antique French Renaissance Bookcase
  • Antique French Renaissance Bookcase
  • Antique French Renaissance Bookcase
H 104 in. W 78.5 in. D 24 in.
Antique French Bookcase Vitrine Heavily Carved Solid Oak, circa 1890
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique 19th century French Solid Oak Bookcase Vitrine Circa 1890 A large 19th century French profusely carved solid oak two door bookcase vitrine circa 1890, the ornate overhangi...
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Antique 1890s French Baroque Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

Antique French Renaissance Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
Originally commissioned for a high-ranking clergyman, this one-of-a-kind bibliotheque features stunning religious themes sculpted in glorious relief on the doors below and crown abov...
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Antique 19th Century Renaissance Bookcases

  • Antique French Renaissance Bookcase
  • Antique French Renaissance Bookcase
  • Antique French Renaissance Bookcase
  • Antique French Renaissance Bookcase
H 105 in. W 59 in. D 23 in.
Antique Neoclassic French Walnut Bookcase
By Paul Charlin
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Neoclassic French Walnut Bookcase by Paul Charlin of Avon. Circa 1890s. Measures 96.5 x 90 x 25.
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

  • Antique Neoclassic French Walnut Bookcase
  • Antique Neoclassic French Walnut Bookcase
  • Antique Neoclassic French Walnut Bookcase
  • Antique Neoclassic French Walnut Bookcase
H 96.5 in. W 90 in. D 25 in.
Antique French Regence Breakfront Bookcase
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Regence golden oak breakfront biblioteque
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

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Antique French Bookcases For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of antique French bookcases available for sale. Each of these unique antique French bookcases was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, oak and glass. We have 251 antique and vintage antique French bookcases in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Antique French bookcases have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of antique French bookcases to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Louis XVI, Empire and Louis XV antique French bookcases are of considerable interest. EM. Terquem, Francisque Chaleyssin and François-Claude Menant each produced beautiful antique French bookcases that are worth considering.

How Much are Antique French Bookcases?

Prices for antique French bookcases can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, antique French bookcases begin at $475 and can go as high as $104,343, while the average can fetch as much as $4,242.

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. 

Find your dream bookcase on 1stDibs now.