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English Mahogany Book/Display Case
Located in Wilson, NC
This English mahogany book/display case has the original lock and key and retains the original
Category

Early 20th Century English Bookcases

Materials

Brass

English Mahogany Book/Display Case
English Mahogany Book/Display Case
H 65.5 in W 37.5 in D 14.25 in
Mid Century Teak & Glass Bookcase/Display Case
Located in Puslinch, ON
gorgeous vintage teak & glass book/display case. Made in Canada, circa 1960s. Classic design. Doors slide
Category

Vintage 1960s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Teak, Glass

Mid Century Book Case & Display
Located in Van Nuys, CA
The Mid Century Book Case & Display epitomizes a captivating fusion of industrial pragmatism and
Category

Early 2000s Shelves

Materials

Iron

Mid Century Book Case & Display
Mid Century Book Case & Display
H 42 in W 25.5 in D 9 in
Mid Century Book Cases & Display - Pair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
The Mid Century Book Cases & Display - Pair represents a captivating blend of practicality and
Category

Early 2000s Shelves

Materials

Iron

Mid Century Book Cases & Display - Pair
Mid Century Book Cases & Display - Pair
H 48.5 in W 31.25 in D 8.5 in
18th Century Imperial Russian Gilt Bronze, Brass and Mahogany Display Cabinet
By Christian Meyer
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
cannot be ascertained without an expert opinion. Structurally, the book/display case is made up of
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Antique Late 18th Century Russian Neoclassical Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

18th Century Book Case
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Antique 18th century solid wooden primitve book case. beautiful 'rough' antique book case or
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century French Bookcases

Materials

Wood

18th Century Book Case
18th Century Book Case
H 58.67 in W 24.41 in D 15.75 in
Book Display in Steel, Color Black
By Found
Located in Montréal, QC
The MOTTO book display has be thought for showcasing your literary treasures. Crafted from a single
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Bookcases

Materials

Steel

Book Display in Steel, Color Blue
By Found
Located in Montréal, QC
The MOTTO book display has be thought for showcasing your literary treasures. Crafted from a single
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Bookcases

Materials

Steel

Book Display in Steel, Color Blue
Book Display in Steel, Color Blue
H 10 in W 16 in D 8 in
Book Display in Steel, Color Beige
By Found
Located in Montréal, QC
The MOTTO book display has be thought for showcasing your literary treasures. Crafted from a single
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Bookcases

Materials

Steel

English George III Style Book/Display Cabinet
Located in Wilson, NC
English George III Style Book/Display Cabinet has the original broken arch cornice that has carved
Category

Vintage 1920s English George III Bookcases

Materials

Brass

English Regency Metamorphic Book Case -Desk
Located in Hudson, NY
drawer fronts are enlivened with crotch mahogany veneers that are match booked across the front. This
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Bookcases

Materials

Brass

English Regency Metamorphic Book Case -Desk
English Regency Metamorphic Book Case -Desk
H 55.5 in W 46.5 in D 13.25 in
Spotted Bamboo Chinoiserie Display Cabinet/ Book Shelves
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
The display cabinet is handcrafted in spotted bamboo and black lacquered hardwood, featuring three
Category

Early 2000s Chinese Bookcases

Materials

Bamboo, Hardwood

Pair Walnut Victorian Bookcases Open Book Case
Located in Potters Bar, GB
can display different sized items Both offered in great shape and will ship to anywhere in the world
Category

Vintage 1980s Regency Bookcases

Materials

Wood

De Coene Display Cabinet or Book Shelf, Belgium, 1970s
By De Coene Frères
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage early 1970s bookshelf or display cabinet by De Coene, Belgium. This three door cabinet is
Category

Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Small Mid-Century Modern Bleached Cerused Oak Book Case
Located in Westport, CT
Petite Mid-Century Modern bleached oak limed, three shelf bookcase / display storage shelf book
Category

Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Oak

Vintage Mid Century Modern Walnut Wood Book Shelf Display Cabinet
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Mid Century Modern Walnut Wood Book Shelf Display Cabinet Adjustable Shelf Dimensions. 66
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Danish Mid Century Modern Teak Wood Book Shelf Display Cabinet
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Danish Mid Century Modern Teak Wood Book Shelf Display Cabinet Adjustable Shelf
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Teak

1900s American Craftsman Architecture Carved Tiered Book Shelf Art Craft Display
By (after) Frank Lloyd Wright
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Warm, rustic and understated ornate carved walnut plywood paneled shelf. Made for light duty; paperback or small collectibles. Missing a small triangular piece on top back left panel...
Category

Early 20th Century American Eastlake Bookcases

Materials

Walnut

Danish Mid Century Credenza Hutch Jens Quihstgaard Peter Lovig
By Lovig Dansk, Jens Quistgaard
Located in Baltimore, MD
as a low book/display case. Both pieces are fully finished on the backs, allowing them to be floated
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Queen Anne Display Cabinet Walnut
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Walnut Queen Anne Style Display Cabinet. This Cabinet Stands Upon Cabriole Legs With Carved Feet
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Vintage 1920s Queen Anne Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Queen Anne Display Cabinet Walnut
Queen Anne Display Cabinet Walnut
H 78 in W 34.5 in D 13 in
Midcentury Walnut Cado Display Shelf
By Poul Cadovius
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Walnut Cado System display shelf thats meant to hold books or flat artwork. The shelf
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Rosewood

Chinese Painted Book Cabinet, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
This lacquered display cabinet from Shanxi province was crafted in the mid-19th century using
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

Materials

Elm

Chinese Painted Book Cabinet, c. 1850
Chinese Painted Book Cabinet, c. 1850
H 56 in W 23.75 in D 15.25 in
Chinese Painted Book Cabinet, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
This lacquered display cabinet from Shanxi province was crafted in the mid-19th century using
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

Materials

Elm

Chinese Painted Book Cabinet, c. 1850
Chinese Painted Book Cabinet, c. 1850
H 51.75 in W 25.25 in D 14.5 in
Pair of Regency-style display cabinet
Located in Paris, FR
This beautiful pair of display cabinets is part of a rare and important Regency-style dining room
Category

Vintage 1920s French Regency Vitrines

Materials

Oak

Pair of Regency-style display cabinet
Pair of Regency-style display cabinet
H 72.84 in W 46.07 in D 16.54 in
Book Match Veneer Vitrine, Art Deco
Located in Oakland, CA
furniture of the period so esteemed. Lock it up with original keys and enjoy the way you can display
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Wood

Vintage French Art Deco Display Cabinet From Rosewood Veneer
Located in Chicago, IL
piece features ample hidden storage behind its book-matched center doors and abundant display space on
Category

Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

Pair of Display Cabinets in the Louis XVI Style
Located in London, GB
A Pair of Display Cabinets In the Louis XVI Manner Constructed from kingwood and bois satiné
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

Materials

Ormolu

Restored Rattan & Mahogany Display Curio Cabinet Etagere
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Three-tier stick rattan display cabinet with mahogany shelving and side panels, circa 1940. This
Category

Vintage 1950s American Shelves

Materials

Rattan

Antique Twin Pier Cabinet, English, Walnut, Glazed Bookcase, Display, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
is a striking antique twin pier cabinet, ideal as a book case or displaying smaller ornaments. Solid
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Antique Late 19th Century British Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Antique Pier Display Cabinet, English Walnut, Boxwood, Glazed Bookcase, Regency
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique pier display cabinet. An English, burr walnut and boxwood inlaid glazed bookcase
Category

Antique Early 19th Century British Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Antique Library Display Vitrine Cabinet Dutch 18th Century
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful 18th century Dutch rococo period Book cabinet ,Vitrine in original patina? Cabinet for a
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Antique Early 1800s English Rococo Vitrines

Materials

Brass

Louise Nevelson Style Wall Sculpture Book Shelf
By Louise Nevelson
Located in Atlanta, GA
mounted shelf has space to store books or display items, and has a lighted area that emits a soft glow.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

Art Deco Eliel Saarinen Sliding Glass Door Display Cabinet for Rway
By Eliel Saarinen, RWAY
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Deco Eliel Saarinen Sliding Glass Door Display Cabinet for Rway The hutch has 2 lower book
Category

Vintage 1950s American Art Deco Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood

Monochromatic Open Display Shelve, Pierre Castignola, Blue Plastic
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
Monochromatic Open Display Shelve acts as a pedestal in a household. Presenting a selection of object that aims
Category

2010s Dutch Post-Modern Shelves

Materials

Aluminum, Stainless Steel

19th Century French Pinewood Book Shelf - Antique Cupboard
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
. This early 19th Century furniture is perfect to display collections or to be used as a book shelf. Wear
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

Materials

Pine

Restored Rattan Seven-Tier Display Shelf Wall Etagere Unit with Cabinet
Located in Van Nuys, CA
-page full-color book details the fascinating History of Rattan with wonderful vintage and modern-day
Category

Vintage 1950s Cabinets

Materials

Rattan

Drexel Chinoiserie Campaign Style Off White Lighted Display Cabinet Faux Rattan
By Drexel
Located in Topeka, KS
Lovely vintage Chinoiserie or Campaign style off-white lighted display cabinet with faux wrapped
Category

Mid-20th Century American Campaign Cabinets

Materials

Metal, Brass

TOMADO Black & White Standing Enameled metal Book Shelves
By Tomado, Jan Van Der Togt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. Lightweight versatile shelving unit perfect for displaying your favorite books and accessories. In original
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Metal

Antique Credenza, English, Burr Walnut, Sideboard, Display Cabinet, Regency
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique credenza. An English, burr walnut sideboard or display cabinet, dating to the
Category

Antique Early 19th Century British Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Circle-shaped book shelf/room divider in tropical wood
Located in Oostende, BE
Circle-shaped book shelf in tropical wood. Can be used as room divider or simply to display books
Category

Late 20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wood

Austrian Wiener Werkstätte Bookcase/ Shelf /Bakers Rack/ Display Stand
By Thonet
Located in New York City, NY
Thonet's historic objects and furniture. Can also be used as a music stand, sheet music, freestanding book
Category

Early 20th Century Austrian Jugendstil Bookcases

Materials

Beech

Pair of Biedermeier walnut and Ebonized Wood Glass Door Book Cabinets
Located in New York, NY
PAIR of Biedermeier (19th Century) walnut bookcase / display cabinets featuring oval glass front
Category

Antique 19th Century Unknown Biedermeier Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Walnut, Ebony

E W Godwin, William Watt, an Important Anglo-Japanese Ebonised Display Cabinet
By Edward William Godwin, William Watt
Located in London, GB
ebonised display cabinet with an upper and lower drawer, the upper drawer a secret drawer concealed behind
Category

Antique 1870s English Anglo-Japanese Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Chinese Red Lacquer Book Cabinets, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Dated to the late 19th century, this pair of tall book cabinets was once used in a scholars' studio
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Bookcases

Materials

Elm

French Empire Style Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Bookcase / Display Cabinet
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
glass shelf, the lower section with two book matched mahogany doors is also flanked by mahogany columns
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Revival Vitrines

Materials

Mahogany

Mid-century 3 bay lighted display cabinet / wall unit with desk
Located in Chicago, IL
light and two built in outlets •each light is individually controlled via a switch in the case *5
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Book Companion, English, Walnut, Rotary Bookstand, Edwardian, Circa 1910
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique book companion. An English, walnut rotary bookstand, dating to the Edwardian
Category

Early 20th Century British Edwardian Bookcases

Materials

Walnut

Antique Desktop Rotary Bookcase, English Walnut, Revolving Book Shelf, Edwardian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique desktop rotary bookcase. An English, walnut revolving book shelf with Aesthetic
Category

Early 20th Century British Edwardian Shelves

Materials

Walnut

Antique Arts & Crafts Book Stand, English, Magazine Rack, Canterbury, Edwardian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique Arts & Crafts book stand. An English, mahogany magazine rack or Canterbury
Category

Early 20th Century British Bookcases

Materials

Wood

ANTIQUE VICTORIAN GILLOWS LANCASTER AESTHETiC MOVEMENT AMBOYNA WOOD BOOK TABLE
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in GB
collectable and well made table. These were designed as book tables for your favourite author to be displayed
Category

Antique 1880s English Victorian Bookcases

Materials

Ebony, Amboyna

ANTIQUE RESTORED VICTORiAN BURR WALNUT LIBRARY REVOLVING BOOK TABLE BOOKCASE
Located in GB
, very unique, Burr Walnut revolving book table which has been fully restored Please note the delivery
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Bookcases

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Rotary Bookcase, English, Rotating Book Shelf, Folio Stand, Art Deco
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage rotary bookcase. An English, mahogany and ebonised rotating book shelf or folio
Category

Vintage 1930s British Art Deco Bookcases

Materials

Wood

Alfred Hendrickx Cabinet, Sideboard with Top Book Shelves, 1958 for Belform
By Belform, Alfred Hendrickx
Located in Antwerp, BE
, Belgium) in the mid 1950s. Above: 5 display shelves (D 25, W 50 cm). At the bottom a cabinet (H 54, D 50
Category

Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Metal

Pair of Antique Extending Novel Rests, English, Oak, Book Trough, Edwardian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a pair of antique extending novel rests. An English, oak book trough, dating to the
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Early 20th Century British Bookcases

Materials

Oak

Antique Double Sided Bookcase, English, Pitch Pine, Open Book Shelf, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique double sided bookcase. An English, pitch pine open book shelf, dating to the
Category

Antique Late 19th Century British Bookcases

Materials

Pine

Vintage Book Rack, Anglo Indian, Novel Rest, Bookshelf, Art Deco, Circa 1940
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage book rack. An Anglo-Indian, mahogany novel rest, dating to the Art Deco period
Category

Mid-20th Century British Shelves

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern stereo console radio record player coffee table console book
Located in Madison, WI
recently shipped a very prestigious console to the MOMA (museum of modern art) for display and reproduction
Category

Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Buffets

Materials

Wood

Antique Two Tier Hand Carved Victorian Pokerwork Oak Library Book Table Bookcase
Located in GB
. These were designed as book tables for your favourite author to be displayed. Each shelf rotates, its
Category

Antique 1880s English High Victorian Bookcases

Materials

Oak

Palm Regency Corner Bamboo Rattan Wicker Étagère Book Shelves Mid-Century Modern
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Regency style display bookcases feature curved fronts with decorative woven wicker banding at the top and
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan, Wood

Danese Milano Archivio Vivo Small Book Stand in Blue Aluminum by James Irvine
By James Irvine, Danese Milano
Located in Hicksville, NY
lightweight and practical and was designed so that objects, books or pictures could easily be displayed in any
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Aluminum

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Book Display Case For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic book display case available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, glass and metal, every book display case was constructed with great care. Find 20 options for an antique or vintage book display case now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the book display case you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right book display case, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Georgian and Victorian styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one book display case that is appealing in its simplicity, but Century Furniture, De Coene Frères and Dunbar produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Book Display Case?

The average selling price for a book display case at 1stDibs is $3,833, while they’re typically $1,200 on the low end and $90,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

Of all the antique and vintage case pieces and storage cabinets that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson, Poul Cadovius and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of storage case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded.

A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard made of colored glass and metals, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.

Questions About Book Display Case
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    A glass display case is also called a showcase, vitrine, or display cabinet. It usually has one or more panels of transparent glass that allows for proper display of your treasured collectibles. Find a collection of antique and vintage furniture on 1stDibs today.

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