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Antique Barrister Bookcase
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Five piece stacking bookcase with four glass covered units and bottom drawer storage. This unit was
Category

Early 20th Century Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Wood

Antique Barrister Bookcase
Antique Barrister Bookcase
H 64.5 in W 34 in D 12 in
Barrister Bookcase in Oak Finish Lawyer Cabinet Library
Located in West Hartford, CT
Tall barrister bookcase with glass doors that pull up and can be pushed inside like a true Lawyers
Category

Late 20th Century Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Lawyer's Barrister Bookcase Cabinet Library in Oak Finish
Located in West Hartford, CT
Tall barrister bookcase with four shelves that have glass doors that pull up and can be pushed
Category

Late 20th Century Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Wood

Early 20th Century Mahogany Stacking Barrister Bookcase
By Globe Wernicke
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Mahogany stacking barrister bookcase with maple interiors. 3 storage sections with glass sliding up
Category

Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Four-Stack Barrister Bookcase by Macey, Circa 1920s
By Macey Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique four-stack barrister bookcase By Macey USA, Circa 1920s Measures: 34" W
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Maple Three Stack Barrister Bookcase by Hale
By Hale
Located in West Chester, PA
Antique Hale Maple Barrister bookcase comprised of five total sections including a top, three glass
Category

Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Maple

Antique Maple Three Stack Barrister Bookcase by Hale
Antique Maple Three Stack Barrister Bookcase by Hale
No Reserve
H 55.5 in W 34.25 in D 13.75 in
Mid Century Maple Six Section Stacking Barrister Bookcase
By Globe Wernicke
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Rare barrister bookcase in maple. 4 storage sections with a top and footed base. Top section has a
Category

Vintage 1940s American Industrial Bookcases

Materials

Metal

Antique Arts & Crafts Oak Three-Stack Barrister Bookcase C1930
By Nils Emil Lundström
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts 76624 barrister bookcase offers paneled oak construction with three
Category

Early 20th Century Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Oak, Glass

Hale Art Deco Mahogany Four Stack Barrister Bookcase C1930
Located in Big Flats, NY
antique Art Deco barrister bookcase by Hale offers mahogany construction with four stacks, each having
Category

Early 20th Century Art Deco Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany, Glass

Vintage Boho Globe Wernickie Barrister Bookcases - Set of 3
By Globe Wernicke
Located in west palm beach, FL
The Vintage Boho Globe Wernicke Barrister Bookcases - Set Of 3 showcases classic American
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Metal

Antique Arts & Crafts Mahogany Barrister Bookcase with Raised Panels, c1910
By Globe Wernicke
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts barrister bookcase offers mahogany raised panel construction with four
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Vintage Arts & Crafts Mahogany Large Six-Stack Barrister Bookcase
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous vintage Arts & Crafts large six-stack barrister bookcase In the manner of Globe
Category

Mid-20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Crafts Four-Stack Oak Barrister Bookcase C1920
Located in Big Flats, NY
*** Antique Arts & Crafts Four-Stack Oak Barrister Bookcase with Pull-Out Glass Doors over Ogee Base, C1920
Category

Early 20th Century Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Oak, Glass

Antique Globe Wernicke Arts & Crafts Mahogany Five-Stack Barrister Bookcase
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts five-stack barrister bookcase By Globe Wernicke USA, Circa 1900
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Globe Wernicke Arts & Crafts Mahogany Five-Stack Barrister Bookcase
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts five-stack barrister bookcase By Globe Wernicke USA, Circa 1900
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Vintage Arts & Crafts Mahogany Large Five-Stack Barrister Bookcase
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous vintage Arts & Crafts large five-stack barrister bookcase In the manner of Globe
Category

Mid-20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Globe Wernicke Arts & Crafts Mahogany Five-Stack Barrister Bookcases
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of antique Arts & Crafts five-stack barrister bookcases By Globe Wernicke USA
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Crafts Oak Four Stack Barrister Bookcase Circa 1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts barrister bookcase offers quarter sawn oak construction with incised egg
Category

Early 20th Century Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Vintage Arts & Crafts Mahogany Large Five-Stack Barrister Bookcase
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous vintage Arts & Crafts large five-stack barrister bookcase In the manner of Globe
Category

Mid-20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Globe Wernicke Arts & Crafts Mahogany Four-Stack Barrister Bookcase
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts four-stack barrister bookcase with leaded glass By Globe Wernicke
Category

Antique Early 1900s American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Crafts Mahogany Four-Stack Barrister Bookcase by Macey, 1920s
By Macey Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts mahogany four-stack barrister bookcase By Macey USA, circa 1920s
Category

Vintage 1920s American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Crafts Mahogany Four-Stack Barrister Bookcase by Macey, 1920s
By Macey Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts mahogany four-stack barrister bookcase By Macey USA, circa 1920s
Category

Vintage 1920s American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Globe Wernicke Arts & Crafts Mahogany Five-Stack Barrister Bookcase
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts five-stack barrister bookcase By Globe Wernicke USA, Circa 1890s
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Tiger Oak Barrister Bookcase By Wabash Cabinet Company
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Antique tiger oak barrister bookcase with two glass doors above file drawers with brass cup
Category

Antique 19th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Crafts Globe Wernicke Mission Stack Oak Barrister Bookcase C1920
Located in Big Flats, NY
*** Antique Arts & Crafts Globe Wernicke Mission Stack Oak Barrister Bookcase C1920 Measures - 32"H x 10.25"W
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Oak, Glass

Antique Arts & Crafts Tiger Oak Double Barrister Bookcase, Circa 1890s
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare antique Arts & Crafts double barrister bookcase with four drawers at the base Procured
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Antique Globe Wernicke Arts & Crafts Mahogany Five-Stack Barrister Bookcases
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of antique Arts & Crafts five-stack barrister bookcases By Globe Wernicke USA
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Vintage Mid Century Modern 2 Bay Metal Barrister Bookcase Glass Doors w/ Lights
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Vintage Mid Century Modern 2 Bay Metal Barrister Bookcase Glass Doors w/ Lights
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Sheet Metal

Antique Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Globe Wernicke Three Stack Barrister Bookcase
Located in Big Flats, NY
Antique Arts and Crafts barrister bookcase by Globe Wernicke offers oak construction with three
Category

20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Antique Shaw Walker Arts & Crafts Mahogany Four-Stack Barrister Bookcases, Pair
By Shaw Walker
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of antique Arts & Crafts four-stack barrister bookcases By Shaw Walker USA, Circa
Category

Vintage 1920s American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique American Empire Style Mahogany 4 Section Stacking Barrister Bookcase
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique American Empire Style Mahogany 4 Section Stacking Barrister Bookcase. Item features carved
Category

Antique Early 1900s Empire Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Globe Wernicke Arts & Crafts Oak Five-Stack Barrister Bookcase, Circa 1920s
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts five-stack barrister bookcase By Globe Wernicke USA, Circa 1920s
Category

Vintage 1920s American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Globe Wernicke Arts & Crafts Oak Six-Stack Barrister Bookcase, Circa 1920s
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts six-stack barrister bookcase By Globe Wernicke USA, Circa 1920s
Category

Vintage 1920s American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Crafts Mahogany Viking Six-Stack Barrister Bookcase, Circa 1900
By Skandia Furniture 1
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Mission or Arts & Crafts six-stack "Viking" barrister bookcase By Skandia
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Vintage Arts & Crafts Mahogany Large Five-Stack Barrister Bookcases, Pair
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of vintage Arts & Crafts large five-stack barrister bookcases In the manner of
Category

Mid-20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Tall Industrial Mid Century Six Stack Brushed Steel Barrister Bookcase
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury, industrial, barrister bookcase, features six interlocking, stackable cases with glass
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Bookcases

Materials

Steel

Antique Arts & Crafts Mahogany Four-Stack Barrister Bookcases by Macey, Pair
By Macey Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Arts & Crafts antique mahogany four-stack barrister bookcases By Macey USA
Category

Vintage 1920s American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Shaw Walker Arts & Crafts Mahogany Four-Stack Barrister Bookcase, 1920s
By Shaw Walker
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts four-stack barrister bookcase By Shaw Walker USA, Circa 1920s
Category

Vintage 1920s American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts and Crafts Viking Three Stack Oak Barrister Bookcase C1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts barrister bookcase by Viking offers quarter sawn oak construction with
Category

Early 20th Century North American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Vintage Arts & Crafts Mahogany Large Five-Stack Barrister Bookcases, Pair
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of vintage Arts & Crafts large five-stack barrister bookcases In the manner of
Category

Mid-20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Crafts Gunn Mahogany & Leaded Glass Barrister Bookcase Secretary
By GUNN
Located in Big Flats, NY
& Crafts barrister bookcase secretary by Gunn offers mahogany paneled construction with two stacks having
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Early 1900s Globe Wernicke Four Tier Glazed Sectional Barrister's Bookcase
By Globe Wernicke
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Globe Wernicke four tier glazed sectional / modular / barrister's bookcase 1920s Comes apart in
Category

Early 20th Century American Art Deco Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Crafts Mahogany Six Stack Globe Wernicke Barrister Bookcase
By Globe Wernicke
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts barrister bookcase by Globe Wernicke offers mahogany construction with
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Globe Wernicke Arts & Crafts Mahogany Five-Stack Barrister Bookcase, Circa 1890s
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts five-stack barrister bookcase By Globe Wernicke USA, Late 19th
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Crafts Globe Wernicke Oak Four Stack Barrister Bookcase c1910
By Globe Wernicke
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts barrister bookcase by Globe Wernicke offers quarter sawn oak
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Lundstrom Mission Oak Stack Barrister Bookcase, c1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts & Crafts Barrister bookcase by Lundstrom offers quarter sawn oak construction with
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Oak, Glass

Antique Arts & Crafts Mahogany Five-Stack Barrister Bookcase by Hale, Circa 1920
By Hale
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts five-stack barrister bookcase By Hale USA, Circa 1920s Mahogany
Category

Vintage 1920s American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Original ER Staverton English Oak 5 Compartment Barrister's Bookcase Circa 1958
By Staverton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare ER Staverton Circa 1958 English Oak 5 Compartment Barrister's Bookcase with recessed overhead
Category

Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Crafts Globe Wernicke Oak Four Stack Barrister Bookcase c1910
By Globe Wernicke
Located in Big Flats, NY
and Crafts barrister bookcase by Globe Wernicke offers oak construction with four stacks, each having
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Oak Four-Stack Barrister Bookcase by Gunn, circa 1920s
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts and Crafts four-stack barrister bookcase By Gunn USA, circa 1920s
Category

Vintage 1920s American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Macey Arts & Crafts Three-Stack Oak Ogee Base Barrister Bookcase C1920
By Macey Co.
Located in Big Flats, NY
*** Antique Macey Arts & Crafts Three Stack Oak Barrister Bookcase with Pull-Out Doors & Raised on Ogee Base
Category

Early 20th Century Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Oak Five-Stack Barrister Bookcase by Lundstrom, Circa 1920
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Mission oak Arts & Crafts five-stack barrister bookcase By Lundstrom USA
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Craft Mission Style Oak 4-Stack Barrister Bookcase C1910
By Globe Wernicke
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts Mission barrister bookcase by Globe Wernicke offers quarter sawn oak
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Oak, Glass

Antique Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Macey Three Stack Barrister Bookcase C1910
By Macey Co.
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts & Crafts Mission barrister bookcase by Macey offers oak construction with three
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Gunn Mahogany Four Stack Barrister Bookcase circa 1890
By GUNN
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts & Crafts barrister bookcase by Gunn offers mahogany construction with four stacks
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany, Glass

Antique Arts & Crafts Oak Four-Stack Barrister Bookcase by Gunn Furniture, 1920s
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts four-stack barrister bookcase By Gunn Furniture Co. USA
Category

Vintage 1920s American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Craft Globe Wernicke or Macey Oak Stack Barrister Bookcase C1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts barrister bookcase attributed to Globe Wernicke or Macey offers quarter
Category

Early 20th Century American Bookcases

Materials

Oak, Glass

Antique Shaw Walker Arts & Crafts Mahogany Five-Stack Barrister Bookcases, Pair
By Shaw Walker
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of antique Arts & Crafts five-stack barrister bookcases By Shaw Walker USA
Category

Vintage 1920s American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Globe Wernicke Arts & Crafts Oak Five-Stack Barrister Bookcase C1920
By Globe Wernicke
Located in Big Flats, NY
*** Antique Globe Wernicke Arts & Crafts Oak Five-Stack Barrister Bookcase with Upper Gallery and Lower Drawer
Category

Early 20th Century Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Oak, Glass

Antique Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Macey Three Stack Barrister Bookcase C1910
By Macey Co.
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts Mission barrister bookcase by Macey offers oak construction with three
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

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Barrister Bookcases For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of barrister bookcases is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique barrister bookcases was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, glass and oak. Barrister bookcases have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of barrister bookcases to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Arts and Crafts, Industrial and Mid-Century Modern barrister bookcases are of considerable interest. Globe Wernicke, GUNN and Hale each produced beautiful barrister bookcases that are worth considering.

How Much are Barrister Bookcases?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,799, while they’re typically $600 on the low end and $40,000 highest priced.

Finding the Right bookcases for You

Whether you proudly shelve your books in regal mahogany or behind glass cabinet doors, an antique bookcase — or perhaps more than one — is essential to creating a cozy nook for any book lover.

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 decorative objects or collectibles, 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 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. 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 barrister bookcases, Globe Wernicke bookcases, bookcases with doors and other vintage and antique bookcases on 1stDibs now.

Questions About Barrister Bookcases
  • 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 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 ExpertMay 5, 2023
    A few companies made barrister bookcases, including the F. E. Hale Manufacturing Company, Globe Wernicke, Grand Rapids Furniture Company, Gunn Furniture Company and the John Danner Company. Barrister bookcases are bookcases with solid backs and removable shelving units that get stacked inside. Doors that open outward and slide away under the shelf enclose each unit. On 1stDibs, shop a range of barrister bookcases.

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