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Large 19th Century Chinese Hardwood Open Shelves
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality set of 19th century Chinese hardwood shelves, having an architectural pediment with fine carved and fretted scrolling foliate, egg and dart molding, three tiers of she...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Shelves

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Hardwood

  • Large 19th Century Chinese Hardwood Open Shelves
  • Large 19th Century Chinese Hardwood Open Shelves
  • Large 19th Century Chinese Hardwood Open Shelves
  • Large 19th Century Chinese Hardwood Open Shelves
H 74.02 in. W 35.44 in. D 14.97 in.
Pair of Petite Chinese Collector's Shelves, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Dated to the early 20th century, these petite collector's shelves are seamlessly constructed with clean lines and open sides. Once the centerpiece of a scholar’s studio, these open s...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Shelves

Materials

Elm

19th Century Chinese Hardwood Floor Standing Shelves
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality set of 19th century Chinese hardwood floor standing shelves, having wonderful hand carved decoration depicting scrolling foliage, berries and flowers, carved fretwork ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Shelves

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Hardwood

Pair of Antique Chinese Inspired Wall Shelves or Brackets with Detailed Panels
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This pair of collapsible wall shelves or brackets are unsigned, but presumed to have been made in China in approximately 1920 in the period Chinese Export style. The shelves clip tog...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Softwood

Rare Antique Factory Cart with 12 Shelves Made for Buffalo China
By Wellington Machine co
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare antique Factory Cart with 12 Shelves made for Buffalo China, Salvaged from the famous Buffalo Pottery Company in Buffalo New York. Wheels have shock absorbers on them due to the...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Shelves

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Steel, Iron

Spotted Bamboo Chinoiserie Curio Display Shelves Low Cabinet
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
The chinoiserie shelves cabinet handcrafted in spotted bamboo and black lacquered hard wood featuring curio shelves with a back atop a row of two bottom drawers is ideal for displayi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Shelves

Materials

Bamboo, Hardwood

Chinese Étagère Cabinet
Located in Port Chester, NY
A antique Chinese hardwood and ebonized four-tier tall étagère with lower cabinet section.
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Antique 1840s Chinese Chinese Export Shelves

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Wood

  • Chinese Étagère Cabinet
  • Chinese Étagère Cabinet
  • Chinese Étagère Cabinet
  • Chinese Étagère Cabinet
H 63.5 in. W 17.25 in. D 12 in.
Chinese Bamboo Etagere
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1960s Chinese bamboo etagere decorated with various geometric fretwork panels on the back and sides. Made in China. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor fini...
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20th Century Chinese Shelves

Materials

Wood

  • Chinese Bamboo Etagere
  • Chinese Bamboo Etagere
  • Chinese Bamboo Etagere
  • Chinese Bamboo Etagere
H 72.50 in. W 50.00 in. D 17.00 in.
Good Chinese Hardwood Étagère
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good Chinese hardwood étagère. Carved with an overall bamboo design, delicately finished with pierced foliage. The uprights with bamboo leaves on slightly flared supports.
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Antique 1870s Chinese Shelves

Materials

Hardwood

  • Good Chinese Hardwood Étagère
  • Good Chinese Hardwood Étagère
  • Good Chinese Hardwood Étagère
  • Good Chinese Hardwood Étagère
H 31.00 in. W 25.00 in. D 15.00 in.
Chinese Deco Glass Curtain Rod
Located in Chicago, IL
In the early 20th century, major Chinese cities such as Shanghai and Tianjin were swept up in the Art Deco design movement. Design, architecture, art, fashion, and furniture were all...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Glass

  • Chinese Deco Glass Curtain Rod
  • Chinese Deco Glass Curtain Rod
  • Chinese Deco Glass Curtain Rod
  • Chinese Deco Glass Curtain Rod
H 4.25 in. W 39.75 in. D 1 in.
Chinese Scholars' Display Shelf, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Collecting was a popular pastime for well-to-do Ming and Qing dynasty gentleman, and a shelf like this one would have been an ideal place to display jades, curios, porcelain, and col...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Shelves

Materials

Elm

  • Chinese Scholars' Display Shelf, c. 1850
  • Chinese Scholars' Display Shelf, c. 1850
  • Chinese Scholars' Display Shelf, c. 1850
  • Chinese Scholars' Display Shelf, c. 1850
H 86.75 in. W 45.75 in. D 18.25 in.
Provincial Chinese Collector's Shelf, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This provincial collector's shelf features three open compartments enclosed by a decorative frame carved with abstract floral motifs. Dated to the late 19th century, the shelf once s...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Shelves

Materials

Elm

Pair of Chinese Lacquer Étagères
Located in Hudson, NY
Each fitted with two drawers with beautifully patinated bronze handles, and cracked ice design on base. Property from a Hillsdale, NY collector.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Shelves

Materials

Lacquer

  • Pair of Chinese Lacquer Étagères
  • Pair of Chinese Lacquer Étagères
  • Pair of Chinese Lacquer Étagères
  • Pair of Chinese Lacquer Étagères
H 73 in. W 31.5 in. D 15 in.
Turn of the Century Chinese Wooden Wall Decoration
Located in High Point, NC
A wooden wall decoration from China, circa 1900, in the shape of a grid: an abstract geometry, reminiscent of a gate or trellis. The wood has an organic finish and a light gradation,...
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Rustic Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

19th Century Chinese Folio Stand
Located in Martlesham, GB
19th century Chinese hardwood folio / magazine stand, this fabulous piece is profusely carved all over with dragons and other symbols, a really unusual and decorative piece of furnit...
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Antique 1840s Chinese Shelves

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Hardwood

  • 19th Century Chinese Folio Stand
  • 19th Century Chinese Folio Stand
  • 19th Century Chinese Folio Stand
  • 19th Century Chinese Folio Stand
H 48 in. W 19.5 in. D 4 in.
Chinese Contemporary Wooden Bookcase with Four Open Squares
Located in Yonkers, NY
A contemporary Chinese bookcase from the late 20th century, with four open rectangular shelves. Born in China during the late years of the 20th century, this Chinese étagère features...
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20th Century Chinese Shelves

Materials

Wood

19th Century Chinese Lacquered Scholars' Shelf
Located in Chicago, IL
Just 150 years ago, this elegant case would have been one of the centrepieces in the studio of a Chinese scholar. The open shelves would have made it ideal for displaying valuable bo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Shelves

Materials

Elm

Chinese Asymmetrical Zitan Wood Collector's Shelf/Room Divider
Located in Dallas, TX
Unique blending of classical Chinese and Art Deco Étagère/ room divider, first quarter of the 20th century. All handcrafted free standing shelving unit, featuring asymmetrically conf...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Shelves

Materials

Wood

Late 19th Century Chinese Rosewood Hanging Shelve
Located in Stamford, CT
Late 19th century Chinese rosewood hanging shelve.
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Shelves

Materials

Rosewood

Chinese Chippendale Style Tole and Glass Painted Wall Shelf, Two Available
Located in Kennesaw, GA
These are wonderful. It is a Chinese chippendale style tole and glass painted wall shelf. The frame has both the gilt bells and faux bamboo form. The shelves are glass and are 7.5” w...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Chinese Chippendale Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Vintage Display China Cabinet by Dyrlund Denmark, 1970s
By Dyrlund
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Mid century display/china cabinet, with lights, designed and manufactured by Dyrlund of Denmark. Produced in beautifully grained Teak this piece is another classic example of Dyrlund...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

Restored Midcentury Chinese Hut Rattan Wall Shelf with Slat Roof
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Restored midcentury Chinese hut rattan wall mount shelf with 2 Formica shelves and cut slat rattan roof. All rattan has been painstakingly refurbished using the finest materials b...
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Vintage 1950s American Shelves

Materials

Rattan

Restored Large Three-Tier Chinese Hut Rattan Wall Shelf with Slat Roof
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Restored midcentury Chinese hut rattan wall mount shelf with 3 mahogany shelves and cut slat rattan roof.
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Vintage 1950s American Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Rattan

'Displacement Shelf,' Stainless Steel and Acrylic Shelf, by Cometabolism Studio
By Cometabolism Studio
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The Displacement Collection is a brand new long-term art program by Cometabolism Studio. As an expansion from the concept, mixing public and private spaces and blurring the boundary ...
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2010s Chinese Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Stainless Steel

Chinoiserie Pagoda Style Three Tier What Not
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pagoda style three tier shelf. This " what not " can be hung on the wall or placed on a table.
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20th Century Chinese Chippendale Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Wood

  • Chinoiserie Pagoda Style Three Tier What Not
  • Chinoiserie Pagoda Style Three Tier What Not
  • Chinoiserie Pagoda Style Three Tier What Not
  • Chinoiserie Pagoda Style Three Tier What Not
H 38.75 in. W 12 in. D 10.50 in.
'Displacement Shelf', Stainless Steel and Acrylic, by Cometabolism Studio
By Cometabolism Studio
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The Displacement Collection is a brand new long-term art program by Cometabolism Studio. As an expansion from the concept, mixing public and private spaces and blurring the boundary ...
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2010s Chinese Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Stainless Steel

Gradient Wall Hanger 'HALO' by Buzao
By Buzao
Located in Paris, FR
'HALO' collection by Buzao, wall hanger Laminated dichroic glass, gradient colors Size: 100 x 12 x H 8 cm Studio Buzao from Guangzhou (China) is exploring innovation with furnit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Organic Modern Shelves and Wall Ca...

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Glass

  • Gradient Wall Hanger 'HALO' by Buzao
  • Gradient Wall Hanger 'HALO' by Buzao
  • Gradient Wall Hanger 'HALO' by Buzao
  • Gradient Wall Hanger 'HALO' by Buzao
H 3.15 in. W 39.38 in. D 4.73 in.
Cave Sideboard by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Cave sideboard by Karstudio Dimensions: W 40 x D 38 x H 50 cm Materials: FRP Available in black. Kar, is the root of Sanskrit Karma, meaning karmic repetition. We seek the caus...
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2010s Chinese Modern Shelves

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Fiberglass

  • Cave Sideboard by Karstudio
  • Cave Sideboard by Karstudio
  • Cave Sideboard by Karstudio
  • Cave Sideboard by Karstudio
H 19.69 in. W 15.75 in. D 14.97 in.
Cave Shelf by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Cave shelf table by Karstudio Dimensions: W 100 x D 38 x H 170 cm Materials: FRP Kar, is the root of Sanskrit Karma, meaning karmic repetition. We seek the cause and effect in...
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2010s Chinese Modern Shelves

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Fiberglass

  • Cave Shelf by Karstudio
  • Cave Shelf by Karstudio
  • Cave Shelf by Karstudio
  • Cave Shelf by Karstudio
H 66.93 in. W 39.38 in. D 149.61 in.
Studio Buzao, Null Side Shelf Hot Pink Edition, Laminated Glass, Limited Edition
By Buzao
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The Null Collection, which was officially launched in Design Shanghai 2019, has launched a new series of artworks in Design Shanghai from November 26 to 29 in 2020. Here, it will be ...
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2010s Chinese Shelves

Materials

Glass

Cave Cabinet by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Cave cabinet by Karstudio Dimensions: W 138 x D 38 x H 43 cm Materials: FRP Available in black. Kar, is the root of Sanskrit Karma, meaning karmic repetition. We seek the cause...
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2010s Chinese Modern Shelves

Materials

Fiberglass

  • Cave Cabinet by Karstudio
  • Cave Cabinet by Karstudio
  • Cave Cabinet by Karstudio
  • Cave Cabinet by Karstudio
H 16.93 in. W 54.34 in. D 149.61 in.
Blue Glass Shelf Clear Transition Color Square by Studio Buzao Customizable
By Buzao
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This standing shelf is made with compound glass in blue color. Size and color are customizable upon request. Studio Buzao is an experimental design studio. It tempts to breakthro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Shelves

Materials

Glass

Column '3 lev' Contemporary Shelf in Porcelain and Corten Steel by David Derksen
By David Derksen
Located in London, GB
Porcelain cylinders and corten steel plates form the basic elements of this series, with which it is possible to create shelving, side tables, low tables and stools. The porcelain pa...
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2010s Chinese Modern Shelves

Materials

Steel

Suit Stool Dark Blue by Frank Chou
By Frank Chou
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The inspiration for designing the shape of the suit stool is from the top-grade fashioned suitcase. It seems that the hard body block has a good sense of comfort because of the uniqu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Shelves

Materials

Wool

Suit Stool Dark Blue by Frank Chou
H 19.3 in. W 22.45 in. D 20.08 in.
Elegant Antique Bamboo Chinoiserie Hanging Shelf Etagere
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A gorgeous refined hanging shelf in black, gold, red and brown having bamboo structure and beautifully painted door and shelves. Single aged bevelled mirror is inset.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Bamboo, Mirror

Column '2 lev' Contemporary Shelf in Porcelain and Corten Steel by David Derksen
By David Derksen
Located in London, GB
Porcelain cylinders and corten steel plates form the basic elements of this series, with which it is possible to create shelving, side tables, low tables and stools. The porcelain pa...
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2010s Chinese Modern Shelves

Materials

Steel

Bay Sofa Dark Blue by Frank Chou
By Frank Chou
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bay sofa with its unique outline, reflects the integration of eastern and western aesthetics in the context of modern life. Bay sofa shows a comfortable, steady and elegant oriental ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Shelves

Materials

Wool

  • Bay Sofa Dark Blue by Frank Chou
  • Bay Sofa Dark Blue by Frank Chou
  • Bay Sofa Dark Blue by Frank Chou
  • Bay Sofa Dark Blue by Frank Chou
H 26.78 in. W 88.98 in. D 39.38 in.
Blue Glass Shelf Clear Transition Color Square by Studio Buzao Customizable
By Buzao
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This standing shelf is made with compound glass in blue color. Size and color are customizable upon request. Studio Buzao is an experimental design studio. It tempts to breakthro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Shelves

Materials

Glass

Mixed Public-Private Boundary #01 Shelf/Coffee Table by Cometabolism Studio
By Cometabolism Studio
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The "Mixed public-private boundary" collection of Cometabolism Studio uses objects in public and private spaces to reorganize and reproduce, forming installations suitable for both "...
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2010s Chinese Shelves

Materials

Stainless Steel

Leap Bookshelf Dark Grey by Frank Chou
By Frank Chou
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Leap bookshelf shows unique rhythm through ingenious design methods and chic skills. It builds a micro-landscape of architecture practically and beautifully. Production lead time ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Shelves

Materials

Wood

  • Leap Bookshelf Dark Grey by Frank Chou
  • Leap Bookshelf Dark Grey by Frank Chou
  • Leap Bookshelf Dark Grey by Frank Chou
  • Leap Bookshelf Dark Grey by Frank Chou
H 72.21 in. W 47.25 in. D 15.75 in.
Studio Buzao, Null Side Shelf Hot Pink Edition, Laminated Glass, Limited Edition
By Buzao
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The Null collection, which was officially launched in Design Shanghai 2019, has launched a new series of artworks in Design Shanghai from November 26 to 29 in 2020. Here, it will be ...
Category

2010s Chinese Shelves

Materials

Glass

Parade Shelf with Extension, by Morten & Jonas from Warm Nordic
By Morten & Jonas
Located in Viby J, DK
Elegant metal shelving unit with plenty of space for all your favorite possessions. Parade is perfect for putting your belongings on display with the shelving unit serving as a beaut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Shelves

Materials

Steel

Parade Wall Shelf, by Morten & Jonas from Warm Nordic
By Morten & Jonas
Located in Viby J, DK
Elegant metal shelving unit with plenty of space for all your favourite possessions. Parade is perfect for putting your belongings on display with the shelving unit serving as a beau...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Shelves

Materials

Steel

Most Attractive Late 20th Century Oriental Hardwood Étagère
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
An most attractive mid-20th century Oriental hardwood étagère. Of geometric shape. Centre standing, the reverse with a cupboard and drawer. Excellent overall condition.    
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Shelves

Materials

Hardwood

Pair of Asian Distressed Hand Painted Red Étagères
Located in West Hartford, CT
Lovely matching set of Asian hand painted red étagères, circa mid-20th century. Great scale, lines and storage. Hard to find a matching set like this. All dimensions are below. Cov...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Export Shelves

Materials

Wood

Faux Bamboo Étagère, Chippendale Chinoiserie Style
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Chinese Chippendale style shelves features pagoda form, 1950s Has 4 shelves in the lower parade and 3 in the narrower upper one Made of fine wood in the shape of faux bamboo and br...
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Mid-20th Century English Chinese Chippendale Shelves

Materials

Brass

  • Faux Bamboo Étagère, Chippendale Chinoiserie Style
  • Faux Bamboo Étagère, Chippendale Chinoiserie Style
  • Faux Bamboo Étagère, Chippendale Chinoiserie Style
  • Faux Bamboo Étagère, Chippendale Chinoiserie Style
H 68.51 in. W 22.45 in. D 11.82 in.
Parade Single Wall Shelf, by Morten & Jonas from Warm Nordic
By Morten & Jonas
Located in Viby J, DK
Elegant metal shelving unit with plenty of space for all your favourite possessions. Parade is perfect for putting your belongings on display with the shelving unit serving as a beau...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Shelves

Materials

Steel

Extension for Parade Shelf, by Morten & Jonas from Warm Nordic
By Morten & Jonas
Located in Viby J, DK
Elegant metal shelving unit with plenty of space for all your favorite possessions. Parade is perfect for putting your belongings on display with the shelving unit serving as a beaut...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Shelves

Materials

Steel

19th Century Eastern Two Height Etagere
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A Eastern two height Etagere , the complex turned frame work in ebony. The two shelves in stink wood.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Shelves

Materials

Wood

  • 19th Century Eastern Two Height Etagere
  • 19th Century Eastern Two Height Etagere
  • 19th Century Eastern Two Height Etagere
  • 19th Century Eastern Two Height Etagere
H 23 in. W 25 in. D 21 in.
Three-Tier Bamboo Pagoda Etagere
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic bamboo etagere with three display shelves and an enclosed cabinet. Featuring a scrolled pagoda top and bamboo lattice doors on bottom with longevity symbol metal door pulls...
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20th Century Chinese Ming Shelves

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan, Wicker, Wood

  • Three-Tier Bamboo Pagoda Etagere
  • Three-Tier Bamboo Pagoda Etagere
  • Three-Tier Bamboo Pagoda Etagere
  • Three-Tier Bamboo Pagoda Etagere
H 73 in. W 30 in. D 17 in.
Fine Bamboo & Black Lacquer Corner Stands
Located in Greenwich, CT
A refined and elegant bamboo corner stand, four black lacquer shelves with rounded front, lattice fret work railing. Selling pair or single, $2600 each. Beautiful style, elegant deta...
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Antique 1890s Chinese Qing Shelves

Materials

Lacquer, Bamboo

Pair of Chinese Hardwood Treasure Shelves
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of early 20th century Chinese miniature etageres called Treasure Shelves. Beautifully hand made with dovetail corners and auspicious symbol cutouts on sides.
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Vintage 1910s Chinese Chinese Export More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Hardwood

19th Century Chinese Hardwood Shelves
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality set of 19th century Chinese hardwood open shelves. Having wonderful hand carved pierced, fretwork foliate decoration, cupboard doors and drawer. Raised on carved ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

Materials

Hardwood

  • 19th Century Chinese Hardwood Shelves
  • 19th Century Chinese Hardwood Shelves
  • 19th Century Chinese Hardwood Shelves
  • 19th Century Chinese Hardwood Shelves
H 72.84 in. W 38.19 in. D 14.18 in.
19th Century Chinese Hardwood Shelves
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality set of 19th century Chinese hardwood shelves with classical Chinese carved decoration and raised on ball and claw feet.
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Antique 1860s Chinese Furniture

Materials

Hardwood

  • 19th Century Chinese Hardwood Shelves
  • 19th Century Chinese Hardwood Shelves
  • 19th Century Chinese Hardwood Shelves
  • 19th Century Chinese Hardwood Shelves
H 86 in. W 41 in. D 16 in.
Chinese 19th Century Hardwood Shelves
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality 19th century Chinese carved hardwood set of shelves, with wonderful pierced fretwork decoration, depicting mythical dragons, grape and vine leaves, raised on carv...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture

Materials

Hardwood

  • Chinese 19th Century Hardwood Shelves
  • Chinese 19th Century Hardwood Shelves
  • Chinese 19th Century Hardwood Shelves
  • Chinese 19th Century Hardwood Shelves
H 82.68 in. W 40.56 in. D 16.15 in.
Pair of Chinese Manuscript Shelves, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Dated to the early 20th century, this pair of two-drawer collector's shelves is seamlessly constructed with clean lines and open sides. A dark finish adds graphic impact to the angul...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Minimalist Bookcases

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Chinese Two-Drawer Studio Shelves
Located in Chicago, IL
These contemporary bookcases are modeled after the tall freestanding shelves used in traditional scholars' studios during the Qing dynasty. Such shelves were used to display a collec...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Minimalist Bookcases

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Chinese Scholar's Shelves, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Dated to the early 20th century, these upright display shelves are constructed with lightweight frames, open sides, and low slatted railings enclosing each shelf. The pair's clean li...
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Bookcases

Materials

Elm

  • Pair of Chinese Scholar's Shelves, circa 1900
  • Pair of Chinese Scholar's Shelves, circa 1900
  • Pair of Chinese Scholar's Shelves, circa 1900
  • Pair of Chinese Scholar's Shelves, circa 1900
H 78.5 in. W 39 in. D 13.75 in.
Pair of Chinese Scholars' Shelves, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Dated to the early 20th century, this pair of two-drawer collector's shelves is seamlessly constructed with clean lines and open sides. Rounded edges soften the angular frame and ref...
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Bookcases

Materials

Walnut

  • Pair of Chinese Scholars' Shelves, circa 1900
  • Pair of Chinese Scholars' Shelves, circa 1900
  • Pair of Chinese Scholars' Shelves, circa 1900
  • Pair of Chinese Scholars' Shelves, circa 1900
H 74.25 in. W 35.5 in. D 15.75 in.
Pair of Chinese Calligrapher's Shelves, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Dated to the early 20th century, these upright display shelves are constructed with lightweight frames, open sides, and low railings enclosing each shelf. The pair's clean lines are ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Bookcases

Materials

Elm

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China Shelves For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of China shelves is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, hardwood and metal, all China shelves available were constructed with great care. We have 112 antique and vintage China shelves in-stock, while there are 29 modern editions to choose from as well. China shelves have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. China shelves bearing Modern or Art Deco hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. China shelves have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Buzao, Morten & Jonas and Frank Chou are consistently popular.

How Much are China Shelves?

Prices for China shelves start at $117 and top out at $18,444 with the average selling for $3,500.

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 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.

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