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Brass and Glass Etagere / Display Shelves
Located in Kansas City, MO
Brass and glass etagere / storage / display shelves. Signs of wear and loss of brass finish. Overall a very nice vintage appearance.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Shelves

Materials

Brass

  • Brass and Glass Etagere / Display Shelves
  • Brass and Glass Etagere / Display Shelves
  • Brass and Glass Etagere / Display Shelves
  • Brass and Glass Etagere / Display Shelves
H 71.5 in. W 30.25 in. D 14 in.
Large Bronzed Gilt Circular Form Display Shelves
Located in Worcester, GB
Large bronzed gilt circular form display shelves Ornate hoop metal frame with antiqued bronzed gilt finish. 4 heavy toughened glass shelves. Measures 170 x 44 x 201 (hei...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shelves

Materials

Metal

  • Large Bronzed Gilt Circular Form Display Shelves
  • Large Bronzed Gilt Circular Form Display Shelves
  • Large Bronzed Gilt Circular Form Display Shelves
  • Large Bronzed Gilt Circular Form Display Shelves
H 79.14 in. W 66.93 in. D 17.33 in.
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

Vintage Modern Double Arched Étagère Display Shelves Brass Plated and Glass
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome brass plated chrome modern double arched étagère or display shelves. The bottom shelf is smoked glass and the others are clear. It is in wonderful vintage condition. The bra...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass, Metal

Pair of Brass and Lacquered Wood Plate Display Shelves
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Pair of brass and lacquered wood plate display shelves. Acanthus brass shelves with reddish mahogany color wood tops. Could hold plates or regular statue or figurine. Size: 9.5" W...
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Vintage 1980s Central Asian Hollywood Regency Mounted Objects

Materials

Brass

Pair of Vintage Metal Faux Bamboo Pagoda Étagères Glass Display Shelves
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of faux bamboo, original gold tone finish, metal étagères with 5 glass shelves per étagère. Listing is for the pair (set).
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Shelves

Materials

Metal

Pair Faux Bamboo Brass Etageres Glass Display Shelves Hollywood Regency Metal
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely pair of vintage Hollywood Regency, Chinese Chippendale Style, brass (metal) faux bamboo etageres with six smoked glass shelves per etagere. Perfect for that glamorous Palm Bea...
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Vintage 1960s Singaporean Hollywood Regency Shelves

Materials

Brass

Pair of Circular Glass and Brass Display Shelves, 20th Century, European
Located in London, GB
A pair of circular glass and brass shelves, for display or storage, second half of the 20th century, unsigned. The shelves were sourced in Europe, and were perhaps used for displa...
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20th Century French Hollywood Regency Shelves

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Concave Walnut Credenza and Display Shelves Wall Unit
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This superior design by Edward Wormley combines the sideboard or credenza with open and closed glass shelving in a curve front wall unit often called the Superstructure. It is made o...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass

Pair of Midcentury Chrome and Glass Étagère Display Shelves, England, circa 1970
By Tim Bates, Pieff and Co.
Located in London, GB
Pair of étagères with a chrome frame and smoked glass. Designed by Tim Bates for the Lisse Range. Excellent condition commensurate of age. Nibbles to the corners and edges of some s...
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Vintage 1970s English Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Hollywood Regency Wall Mirror with Glass Display Shelves
Located in Cathedral City, CA
1960s Hollywood Regency style wall mirror with four shelves. Elegant design of figurines and flowers reverse paint also few lights.
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Wall Mirrors

Materials

Glass, Mirror, Wood

Large Circular Brass Gold Room Divider Étagère with Glass Display Shelves
By Maison Jansen
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful chic round étagère, room divider, vitrine or book case in the manner of Milo Baughman with six variously sized glass shelves. This piece can be put against the wall but is ...
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Vintage 1960s French Hollywood Regency Vitrines

Materials

Brass

Storage / Display Etagere in Chrome and Brass with Smoked Glass Shelves
Located in Kansas City, MO
Etagere / display shelves. Tubular chrome frame with brass accents and gray smoked glass. Very high quality construction and sturdy. Very good condition and ready to use.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Shelves

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Etageres, Vintage Aluminum Display Shelf
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This matching pair of vintage display shelves make an ideal storage shelving system for a variety of interiors. Aluminum finish with corner trim is outfitted with thick glass shelves...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Aluminum

Art Deco Display Case With Gold Leaf Finish
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This impressive Art Deco style contemporary display case features unique sculpted construction with carved floral details throughout. Unique gold leaf finish is accentuated by silver...
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Late 20th Century Organic Modern Shelves

Materials

Glass, Wood

  • Art Deco Display Case With Gold Leaf Finish
  • Art Deco Display Case With Gold Leaf Finish
  • Art Deco Display Case With Gold Leaf Finish
  • Art Deco Display Case With Gold Leaf Finish
H 80.5 in. W 84 in. D 19.25 in.
Faux Bamboo Etagere, Display with Glass Shelves
By Mastercraft
Located in New York, NY
Sophisticated etagere having 6 glass shelves, a brass toned ( steel ) frame with a bamboo motif. The shelf is in very good, original, clean and ready to use condition. Shelf heigh...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Shelves

Materials

Steel

Vintage Pair Solid Mahogany Wood Display Etageres / Shelves .
Located in Hudson, NY
Vintage pair solid mahogany wood display shelves / etageres with lower bottom drawer. Both pieces are in excellent vintage condition. Minor wear consistent with age / use . Each etag...
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Vintage 1930s European Apothecary Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Large Industrial Shelves or Store Display Fixture, France, 1950
Located in Miami, FL
Large and deep 20th century French industrial store display fixture or shelving unit, etagere, library Iron mounted frame with X-shaped back supports Oil-rubbed hand polished finis...
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20th Century French Industrial Shelves

Materials

Iron

French 1940s Iron Display Unit with Four Painted Wood Shelves
Located in Santa Monica, CA
French 1940s Iron Display Unit with Four Painted Wood Shelves
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Mid-20th Century French Shelves

Materials

Iron

Vintage Brass Étagère Arched Glass Display Shelf with Four Shelves
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage arched brass shelf shelves étagères. Chrome has been polished. Glasses are originals. In the style of Milo Baughman. Height shelves measurements: 46in 31.5in 16.52in ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass

Vintage Chrome and Brass Etagere Arched Glass Display Shelf Shelves
By Milo Baughman
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage arched chrome with brass accents display shelf shelves etageres . Chrome has been polished. Glass is new with the exception of the original dark colored glass bottom shelves....
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Shelves

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Crome and Smoked Bronze Glass Shelves Tall Display Étagère Vitrine
By Milo Baughman, Design Institute America
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern chrome ad glass tower shape étagère vitrine.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Solid Square Brass Tube Glass five Shelves Etagere Display Fixture
By Charles Hollis Jones, Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice high quality craftsmanship solid brass etagere.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass

Dome Shape Top Glass Shelves Two Drawer Compartment Curio Display Cabinet
By Drexel, Heritage-Henredon
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Lovely vintage curio display cabinet with glass shelves and 2 bottom drawers compartment. Has built in light.
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20th Century American Federal Shelves

Materials

Mahogany

Victorian 19th Century Inlaid Figured Walnut Corner Whatnot Shelves Display
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Victorian 19th century inlaid figured walnut corner whatnot shelves display. This is a lovely piece, that is full of age charm and character. No woodworm and no loose joints. Woul...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Shelves

Materials

Walnut

Faux Bamboo Gold Gilt Acorn Finials Five Shelves Étagère Shelving Unit Display
By Mastercraft
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern faux bamboo acorn finials 5 levels étagère.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

1 of 4 Bronze Liberty of London Etagere Retail Shop Display Racks Glass Shelves
By Liberty of London
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer 1 of 4 exceedingly rare original 1930’s Art Deco Bronze and Steel Liberty’s of London display racks which are part of a larger suite This sale is for one...
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Shelves

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Bronze Liberty of London Etagere Retail Shop Display Racks Glass Shelves
By Liberty of London
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this pair of exceedingly rare original 1930’s Art Deco Bronze and Steel Liberty’s of London display racks which are part of a larger suite This sale is f...
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Shelves

Materials

Bronze

Adirondack Display Stand
Located in New York, NY
Tall handcrafted vintage twig display stand with decorative twig detailing on sides and back. Four open shelves with curved top.
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20th Century American Shelves

Materials

Birch

  • Adirondack Display Stand
  • Adirondack Display Stand
  • Adirondack Display Stand
  • Adirondack Display Stand
H 61 in. W 37.5 in. D 17 in.
Gucci Display Cabinet, 1960s
By Gucci
Located in London, GB
A beautiful display cabinet by Gucci in bird's-eye maple with Perspex shelves and brass profiling with Gucci logo encased
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass

  • Gucci Display Cabinet, 1960s
  • Gucci Display Cabinet, 1960s
  • Gucci Display Cabinet, 1960s
  • Gucci Display Cabinet, 1960s
H 45.28 in. W 38.19 in. D 21.66 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.
English Heart Pine Display Shelf
Located in Wilson, NC
The shelves of this display shelf are serpentine shaped on the front with chamfered corners. The top crestrail has pierced open work carving. The lower three shelves have shaped rear...
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Antique 1870s English Shelves

Materials

Pine

  • English Heart Pine Display Shelf
  • English Heart Pine Display Shelf
  • English Heart Pine Display Shelf
  • English Heart Pine Display Shelf
H 51.5 in. W 21 in. D 14 in.
Italian Brass Ètagère Display Unit
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Lovely Italian solid brass ètagère, previously part of a Milanese shoe boutique’s inventory. The display unit has three thick glass shelves and wonderful gilt metal feet. Super flora...
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Early 20th Century Italian Shelves

Materials

Brass

  • Italian Brass Ètagère Display Unit
  • Italian Brass Ètagère Display Unit
  • Italian Brass Ètagère Display Unit
  • Italian Brass Ètagère Display Unit
H 43.31 in. W 51.19 in. D 34.65 in.
Vintage Modern Circular Étagère Display Shelf
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish Mid-Century Modern shelf unit includes smoked glass shelves in an x-style frame, ideal for shop or home display. Vintage display étagère makes a striking modern addition...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

English Rosewood Four Tier Display Shelf
Located in Wilson, NC
English rosewood four-tier display shelf with shaped and carved galleries on three levels. The bottom section has three divisions and the top shelf has carved scroll supports. The bo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Shelves

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Rosewood

  • English Rosewood Four Tier Display Shelf
  • English Rosewood Four Tier Display Shelf
  • English Rosewood Four Tier Display Shelf
  • English Rosewood Four Tier Display Shelf
H 54.5 in. W 20.75 in. D 7.5 in.
Vintage Metal Magazine Display, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Vintage metal magazine display. By unknown manufacturer from France, circa 1950. Vintage magazines are included. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Metal Magazine Display, circa 1950
  • Vintage Metal Magazine Display, circa 1950
  • Vintage Metal Magazine Display, circa 1950
  • Vintage Metal Magazine Display, circa 1950
H 42.92 in. W 18.51 in. D 15.75 in.
Italian Painted and Gilt Display Case
Located in Charleston, SC
Italian carved wood painted and gold gilt display case with acorn finial, bellflower, original glass, adjustable shelves, and terminating on claw & ball feet.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Shelves and Wall Cabinets

  • Italian Painted and Gilt Display Case
  • Italian Painted and Gilt Display Case
  • Italian Painted and Gilt Display Case
  • Italian Painted and Gilt Display Case
H 49.75 in. W 35.25 in. D 15 in.
Large-Scale Antique Saint Display Case
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century large-scale "escaparate" - saint display. These were common in churches and in private homes to display the patron saint. Open sin the front and has raised platform wher...
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Antique 19th Century Guatemalan Spanish Colonial Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood

  • Large-Scale Antique Saint Display Case
  • Large-Scale Antique Saint Display Case
  • Large-Scale Antique Saint Display Case
  • Large-Scale Antique Saint Display Case
H 57 in. W 41 in. D 27.5 in.
Architectural Circular Wrought Iron Display Staircase
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Circular wrought iron display staircase with 10 wood shelves A circular bronzed wrought iron display staircase from the 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wrought Iron

Vintage Tom's Peanuts Wooden Display Stand
Located in Pasadena, TX
A vintage wooden stand used to display Tom's peanuts. Six shelves with an ebonized base. Nice wear and patina.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Shelves

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage Tom's Peanuts Wooden Display Stand
  • Vintage Tom's Peanuts Wooden Display Stand
  • Vintage Tom's Peanuts Wooden Display Stand
  • Vintage Tom's Peanuts Wooden Display Stand
H 56.5 in. W 32 in. D 20.5 in.
French Antique Etagere or Display Stand
Located in Chicago, IL
Without question, the best étagère we have ever had the pleasure of owning. Manufactured in Toulouse, France around a 100 years ago from cast iron, with brass fittings and looks as...
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Antique Early 1900s French Industrial Shelves

  • French Antique Etagere or Display Stand
  • French Antique Etagere or Display Stand
  • French Antique Etagere or Display Stand
  • French Antique Etagere or Display Stand
H 87.5 in. W 85.13 in. D 19.75 in.
John Widdicomb Mid Century Display Shelving Etagere
By John Widdicomb
Located in Countryside, IL
John Widdicomb mid century display shelving etagere The etagere measures: 32 wide x 14.5 deep x 80 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vinta...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wood

Vintage Lucite Magazine Rack and Display Shelf
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A cool postmodern magazine rack, display rack, or record storage shelving unit. Black acrylic base and upright supports with clear zig zag shelves. In very good vintage condition. ...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Shelves

Materials

Lucite

Step Back Polished Aluminium Display Shelf, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Large display shelf polished aluminium with gold details. 18 inch deep shelves on the bottom with 11.5 inch top shelves. Very sturdy will safely hold your items. Nice display piece f...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Contemporary Modern Decorative Chrome Etagere Display Shelf
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique modern display shelf features ornate decorative details including floral trim, sculpted cross supports, and faux leather glass shelves. Three shelves for optimal display ...
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Late 20th Century Shelves

Viennese Biedermeier Étagère / Round Collection Display Table
Located in Charleston, SC
This elegant Viennese étagère is made of cherry-veneer with ebony feet and cock-bead around the edge of each of the four shelves. The graceful lines of this étagère are similar to a ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Shelves

Materials

Cherry, Ebony

Shelf Display Unit in Chrome and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Free-standing display unit, chrome and glass, Italy 1980s This playful display unit has two large glass shelfs and 6 small round shelfs, three on each side. The small shelfs on the ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

  • Shelf Display Unit in Chrome and Glass
  • Shelf Display Unit in Chrome and Glass
  • Shelf Display Unit in Chrome and Glass
  • Shelf Display Unit in Chrome and Glass
H 39.77 in. W 45.67 in. D 14.18 in.
Brass Chrome Glass Large Étagère Shelving Display
By Milo Baughman, Maison Jansen
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern large, staggered configuration brass chrome and glass étagère.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass, Chrome

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

1950s Ornamental Wrought Iron Haberdashery Shoe Display Shelf
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Looking for a unique shoe collection display? This heavy, well crafted retail shoe stand with sculpted vine motif on sides Slightly angled velvet covered wood shelf's with thin Luc...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wrought Iron

1950’s Large Chemists Birch Display Cabinet, Shelf Unit
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950?s large chemists birch display cabinet shelf unit 1950?s large chemists birch display cabinet shelf unit. Sourced from a German Chemist this is a well made shop fit storage d...
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Vintage 1950s German Shelves

Materials

Birch

English Mahogany William IV Serving or Display Shelf
Located in Wilson, NC
English mahogany William IV serving or display shelf, with the shelves having a shaped top gallery and shaped beveled fronts. The base has two drawers with drawer fronts shaped from ...
Category

Antique 1840s English William IV Shelves

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Display Shelf or Console Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern console features a sculpted design with two large glass shelves inside for displaying items. A unique shape with a black exterior and a white interior m...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Glass, Lacquer

  • Mid-Century Modern Display Shelf or Console Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Display Shelf or Console Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Display Shelf or Console Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Display Shelf or Console Table
H 28.25 in. W 66.75 in. D 19.25 in.
Chrome and Glass Étagère or Shelving or Display
Located in Kansas City, MO
Chrome and glass étagère. Striking asymmetrical design. Very good to excellent condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

French Vintage Brass and Glass Étagere, Display Stand
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Beautiful and high quality vintage brass stand or shelving étagere, with a gorgeous round base of handcrafted wood topped with a marble plate. Each of the 3 shelves are beautifully f...
Category

Vintage 1920s French Shelves

Vintage Bamboo Tiki Style Swivel Shop Display Shelf
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique vintage display shelf offers four shelves in a tiki style bamboo finish. Great vintage style shelf unit features a swivel base that allows for product rotation. Please co...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Cityscape wall unit with display shelf Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
A custom made large wall unit by Paul Evans Studio for Directional. It consists of four portals with cityscape brass and chrome patchwork that support eight smoke glass shelves and a...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass

Antique Italian Painted Louis XVI Wall Vitrine ~ Display Case
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Italian Painted Louis XVI Wall Vitrine ~ Display Case is a wonderful neoclassical design that includes beveled sides, three doors and seven glazed panes to allow you to not o...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Revival Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Hardwood

Antique Mahogany Chippendale Scrolled Wall Shelf Sconce Display Bracket
Located in Dayton, OH
Early 19th century Sheraton Era solid mahogany wall sconce or corbel. Features an "S" scrolled support and brass wall brackets. Measures: 13".  
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Antique Early 19th Century Sheraton Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Mid-Century Multi Tiered Brass Etagere or Display Case
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning Mid-Century Modern brass display case. Milo Baughman DIA Style. having plenty of space for displaying. Can be used as a room divider.
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass

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Display Shelves For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of display shelves available for sale. Each of these unique display shelves was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and glass. Find 336 antique and vintage display shelves at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 8 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Display shelves have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Display shelves bearing Mid-Century Modern or Hollywood Regency hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made display shelves over the years, but those made by Design Institute America, Milo Baughman and Dunbar are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Display Shelves?

Prices for display shelves start at $235 and top out at $24,000 with the average selling for $2,500.

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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