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Stylish Ebonized Napoleon III Bookcase
Located in Montreal, QC
Stylish Napoleon III period ebonized bookcase decorated with boxwood string inlay, the two doors fitted glass panes.
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Wood

  • Stylish Ebonized Napoleon III Bookcase
  • Stylish Ebonized Napoleon III Bookcase
  • Stylish Ebonized Napoleon III Bookcase
  • Stylish Ebonized Napoleon III Bookcase
H 79 in. W 62 in. D 18.75 in.
Napoleon III Kingwood Freestanding Open Bookcase
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A Napoleon III kingwood freestanding open bookcase, of oval form with four angled, fluted pilasters, the top and three shelves covered with tooled green leather, applied with moulded...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Kingwood

19th Century French Napoleon III Period Regence Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Napoleon III period Regence bookcase is a masterpiece of the genre, with bold styling creating a magnificent presence for any setting! The amazing triple arched c...
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Oak

19th Century French Napoleon III Period Neoclassical Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Napoleon III period neoclassical bookcase is a spectacular example of the finest in French cabinetry, all rendered in solid, sumptuous French walnut! The neoclass...
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Art Glass, Walnut

French 19th Century Napoleon III Period Cabinet Bookcase
Located in Warsaw, PL
This cabinet is after very good quality renovation.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Bronze

19th Century French Napoleon III Period Mahogany Bookcase ~ Vitrine
Located in Dallas, TX
19th Century French Napoleon III Period Mahogany Bookcase ~ Vitrine is a marvel of fine artisanry, with elegantly arched crown festooned with hand-carved floral and foliates cascadin...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Mahogany

A Pair of Napoleon III Pietre Dure Bookcases
By Auguste-Hippolyte Sauvrezy
Located in London, GB
A Very Fine Pair of Napoleon III Style Pietre Dure Bookcases Attributed to Auguste-Hippolyte Sauvrezy (1815-1854). This exceptional pair of ebonised bookcases each have a moulded co...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Bronze

  • A Pair of Napoleon III Pietre Dure Bookcases
  • A Pair of Napoleon III Pietre Dure Bookcases
  • A Pair of Napoleon III Pietre Dure Bookcases
  • A Pair of Napoleon III Pietre Dure Bookcases
H 109.45 in. W 61.03 in. D 20.48 in.
19th Century French Napoleon III Period Display Armoire, Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Napoleon III period display armoire ~ Bookcase is of a type that is disappearing from the scene due to rarity with each passing year. This exceptional example fea...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Walnut, Burl

Ebonized French Napoleon III Open Bookcase with Turned Columns, circa 1860
Located in Dallas, TX
This striking black bookcase was made in the Louis XIII style, during the period of Napoleon III in France. It has been constructed of carved and ebonized wood, and has its original ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Bronze

19th Century Napoleon III Tambour Door Bookcase
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
An antique French tambour door bookcase, made of solid mahogany wood. It's made in France, at the the end of the Napoleon III period, 1860-1870. The lower part has tambour sliding do...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Napoleon III Tambour Door Bookcase
  • 19th Century Napoleon III Tambour Door Bookcase
  • 19th Century Napoleon III Tambour Door Bookcase
  • 19th Century Napoleon III Tambour Door Bookcase
H 55.12 in. W 29.53 in. D 13.78 in.
Bookcase Napoleon III Mahogany Bronze France 3rd Quarter 19th Century
Located in Milano, IT
French Napoleon III centre bookcase, supported by wavy legs, the lower band on both the front and the sides is shaped; on the front it has two doors finished with fake books, with ap...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Bronze

19th Century Brown French Mahogany Bookcase, Large Napoleon III Brass Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A large, dark-brown antique French bookcase made of hand carved Mahogany, in good condition. The top part of the library cupboard is supported, sitting on the cabinet, enhanced by de...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Metal, Brass

French Library and Etagere Napoleon III
Located in Milano, IT
French Napoleon III center bookcase, supported by wavy legs, the lower band on both the front and sides is shaped; on the front it has two doors finished with fake books, with applie...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Bronze

  • French Library and Etagere Napoleon III
  • French Library and Etagere Napoleon III
  • French Library and Etagere Napoleon III
  • French Library and Etagere Napoleon III
H 33.47 in. W 25.79 in. D 14.38 in.
Napoleon III Brass Mounted Open Bookcase
Located in Cheshire, GB
19th Century ebonised and gilt mounted open bookcase having foliage gilt decoration throughout. The quarter gallery top with moulded edge, over an ornate gilt egg and floral scrollin...
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

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Ebony

19th Century Grand Napoleon III Period Ebonized Triple Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
19th Century Grand Napoleon III Period ebonized triple bookcase is the perfect choice to make a bold statement in any room! Only a very affluent household could afford both the home ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Walnut

19th Century French Napoleon III Carved Oak Three-Door Hunt Bookcase Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
This spectacular antique hunt cabinet was crafted in northern France circa 1870. The large bookcase built in two sections, stands on a molded base further raised on bracket feet, and...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

Large Napoleon III Mahogany Brass Gilt Large Bookcase Cum Showcase Curio
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Circa 1850-60 Handsomely designed solid Mahogany Cabinet with Brass Inlay and surround. Beautiful patina, details and finesse abound this magnificent high quality bookcase cum sho...
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Antique 1850s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Brass

Castle Bookcase in Walnut & Ebony from Napoleon III Period, 19th Century
Located in Beaune, FR
Sumptuous and monumental castle library in walnut and ebony. It is entirely sculpted and represents the Goddess Athenaeum and the God Dyonisos. Athenaeum or Athena is the goddess of ...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Walnut, Ebony

Napoleon III Open Bookcase in Blackened Wood and Brass Marquetry, 19th Century
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Elegant and rare open bookcase in blackened wood and brass marquetry in the Napoleon III style from the 19th century-France Very beautiful open bookcase of large size, which is un...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Wood

Pair of Napoleon III Kingwood Freestanding Open Bookcases
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A pair of Napoleon III kingwood freestanding open bookcases, each of oval form with four angled, fluted pilasters, the top and three shelves covered with tooled black leather, applie...
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Antique 1880s French Bookcases

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Kingwood

French 19th Century Napoleon III Ebonized Breakfront Bibliothèque
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This rare, impressive, and eclectic carved Napoleon III ebonized breakfront-bibliothèque is from Paris, France, circa 1860s. It features an upper case with broken pediment and panel-...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Brass

Unique Display Cabinet, Napoleon III, circa 1870
Located in Chorzów, PL
Unique display cabinet, Napoleon III, circa 1870. Very good condition. Origin: France. Wood: walnut Dimensions: height 163 cm, width 79 cm, depth 39 cm.
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Walnut

  • Unique Display Cabinet, Napoleon III, circa 1870
  • Unique Display Cabinet, Napoleon III, circa 1870
  • Unique Display Cabinet, Napoleon III, circa 1870
  • Unique Display Cabinet, Napoleon III, circa 1870
H 64.18 in. W 31.11 in. D 15.36 in.
19th Century French Boulle Bookcase
By François Linke
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A handsome bookcase or china cabinet made in France in the last half of the 19th century. The case is in ebonized wood (including the top), and is curved at each side. There are thre...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Wood

  • 19th Century French Boulle Bookcase
  • 19th Century French Boulle Bookcase
  • 19th Century French Boulle Bookcase
  • 19th Century French Boulle Bookcase
H 43 in. W 83 in. D 14 in.
19th Century Grand French Renaissance Walnut Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
19th Century Grand French Renaissance walnut bookcase is a study in excellence of materials, design, and craftsmanship! Rendered from sumptuous select French walnut, it features a re...
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Glass, Walnut

Exquisite Quality G. Jacob Bookcase
By Georges Jacob
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn5069 superb quality early XIXth century mahogany bookcase, having original veined marble top above shallow frieze and three glazed doors fitted with original working lock and a key...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Mahogany

  • Exquisite Quality G. Jacob Bookcase
  • Exquisite Quality G. Jacob Bookcase
  • Exquisite Quality G. Jacob Bookcase
  • Exquisite Quality G. Jacob Bookcase
H 52.76 in. W 64.97 in. D 14.97 in.
French 19th Century Napoleon III Period Cabinet Bookcase
Located in Warsaw, PL
French 19th century Napoleon III Period cabinet bookcase.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Books

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Wood

Napoleon III Mahogany and Ormolu Mounted Vitrine Bookcase Cabinet
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Elegant and formal mahogany and tulipwood display cabinet. The cabinet with glass doors with a central parquetry door with an cast bronze physician emblem mount. The sides with glass...
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Antique Early 1900s French Napoleon III Credenzas

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Marble, Ormolu

Empire Style Mahogany Bronze Female Busts Library or Bibliotheque, circa 1860
By Maison Krieger
Located in Berlin, DE
An Empire style gilt bronze mounted mahogany library or bibliotheque from circa 1860. The breakfront bookcase with three doors housing trellis brass workings displays fine quality gi...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Bronze

Antique Napoleon III Desk and Bookcase, circa 1860-1870
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique Napoleon III desk and bookcase, circa 1860-1870. This museum quality antique has fine briarwood and wonderful ormolu throughout.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Secretaires

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Ormolu

Impressive Pair of 19th Century Ebonised Cabinets or Bookcases
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A stunning pair of impressive 19th century French ebonized cabinets or bookcases. Napoleon III Period. It features a rounded moulded cornice above a pair of shaped glazed doors, side...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Cabinets

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Blown Glass, Mahogany

French Napoleon III Boulle Bibliotheque ‘Bookcase’
Located in Suffolk, GB
A mid-19th century superb quality French Napoleon III gilt bronze-mounted boulle marquetry bibliotheque (bookcase) in excellent condition. This piece consists of a wooden top with...
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Antique 1860s French Bookcases

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Wood

Napoleon III Ebonized Bibliotech
Located in Atlanta, GA
Very Large Ebonized Bibliotech with two doors above flanked by two curved glass doors with two cabinet doors below flanked by two curved cabinet doors. Beautiful carving. Upper port...
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

  • Napoleon III Ebonized Bibliotech
  • Napoleon III Ebonized Bibliotech
  • Napoleon III Ebonized Bibliotech
  • Napoleon III Ebonized Bibliotech
H 110 in. W 93 in. D 25 in.
French Bookcase W/ Bottom Drawer
By Dagmar
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French painted bookcase
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Early 20th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Wood

  • French Bookcase W/ Bottom Drawer
  • French Bookcase W/ Bottom Drawer
  • French Bookcase W/ Bottom Drawer
  • French Bookcase W/ Bottom Drawer
H 78 in. W 50 in. D 26 in.
Impressive Napoleon III Breakfront Bibliotheque
Located in New Orleans, LA
Large ebonized breakfront bibliotheque; three glass doors above three cabinets, each flanked with attractively carved pilasters; the lower central door with carved laurel swag; the o...
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

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Wood, Glass

19th c French Two Door Mahogany Bookcase
Located in Salisbury, GB
A handsome French Late 19th century mahogany two-door bookcase. The upper parts of the doors glazed and the lower panelled. With original key, String inlay to the shelf front edges....
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Mahogany

  • 19th c French Two Door Mahogany Bookcase
  • 19th c French Two Door Mahogany Bookcase
  • 19th c French Two Door Mahogany Bookcase
  • 19th c French Two Door Mahogany Bookcase
H 91.34 in. W 58.27 in. D 15.36 in.
Pair of 19th Century Green Painted Wood Bookcases
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of Napoleon III period green painted wood bookcases. Good condition. Dimension: Height 215cm x width 92cm x depth 28cm.    
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Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Wood

  • Pair of 19th Century Green Painted Wood Bookcases
  • Pair of 19th Century Green Painted Wood Bookcases
  • Pair of 19th Century Green Painted Wood Bookcases
  • Pair of 19th Century Green Painted Wood Bookcases
H 84.65 in. W 36.23 in. D 11.03 in.
19th Century Third Republic Bibliothèque, Louis XVI Revival
Located in Sydney, NSW
A superb quality Third Republic French Bibliothéque in the Louis XVI Revival Style. The cabinet is veneered in mahogany and Amboyna. The Ormolu mounts and mouldings are of superb qu...
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Bronze

French Napoleon III Bookcase
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An elegant, two-door French Napoleon III bookcase, just restored in our workshop. The mahogany has been polished to a lovely color and the brass details contrast beautifully. All pan...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

  • French Napoleon III Bookcase
  • French Napoleon III Bookcase
  • French Napoleon III Bookcase
  • French Napoleon III Bookcase
H 71 in. W 39 in. D 15.5 in.
19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcase in Mahogany
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A handsome French Napoleon III bookcase in mahogany with brass accent trim throughout, the doors flanked by fluted columns with inset brass details, the doors opening to reveal sever...
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Bookcases

French Napoleon III Bookcase
Located in Buchanan, NY
Large 19th Century bookcase with 5 shelves and original textured glass panes.
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

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Wood, Glass

  • French Napoleon III Bookcase
  • French Napoleon III Bookcase
  • French Napoleon III Bookcase
  • French Napoleon III Bookcase
H 98 in. W 58 in. D 17.5 in.
Mahogany and Brass-Trimmed French Napoleon III Bookcase
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A French Napoleon III mahogany two-door ‘bibliotheque’ or bookcase with brass trim and brass- inlaid fluted pilasters flanking the doors. Four original adjustable brass-trimmed shel...
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Mahogany

Antique French Napoleon III Bookcase or China Cabinet
Located in Chicago, IL
Oozing with charm and character, this fine antique French cabinet has a lot to offer. It's black finish highlights all the carved details, medallions and such while offering an abund...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Wood

Pair of Ebonized Antq. French Napoleon III Bookcases/Cabinets with Orig. Brasses
Located in Chicago, IL
Outstanding! An unusual opportunity here. Once in a great while, we have the rare chance to buy an authentic pair of antiques, and here is an awesome example. Original ebonizing reta...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

French Napoleon III Style Bookcase with Original Paint, circa 1890
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1880-1900 an absolutely stone original, untouched antique French Napoleon III bookcase, or display cabinet. In our own very biased opinion, this is one of our greatest finds. N...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Softwood

Pair of French Napoleon III Period Bookcases
Located in Dallas, TX
Soaring to ten feet in height, this majestic pair of Napoleon III Period French bookcases were handcrafted from select French walnut. It is established that only the affluent could a...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Bookcases

Napoleon III Period Walnut Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
During the Napoleon III period, the entire country of France went through a revival of the various styles that predated the epoch, and the Henri II or "High Renaissance" style is but...
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Bookcases

  • Napoleon III Period Walnut Bookcase
  • Napoleon III Period Walnut Bookcase
  • Napoleon III Period Walnut Bookcase
  • Napoleon III Period Walnut Bookcase
H 107.5 in. W 79 in. D 22 in.
French Napoleon III Two-Door Bookcase Bibliotheque
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A French Napoleon III two-door bookcase with dramatic ‘plum pudding’ mahogany veneer and bronze trim and accents throughout, the doors opening to reveal adjustable shelves. A single ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Mahogany

Napoleon III Bookcase
Located in Buchanan, NY
Elegant French 19th Century Napoleon III bookcase with glass doors and interior shelving.
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

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Wood

  • Napoleon III Bookcase
  • Napoleon III Bookcase
  • Napoleon III Bookcase
  • Napoleon III Bookcase
H 91 in. W 58 in. D 18 in.
Napoleon III Bookcase
Located in Buchanan, NY
Large 19th Century ebonized bookcase with glass doors, lower drawer, & interior shelving.
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

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Wood

  • Napoleon III Bookcase
  • Napoleon III Bookcase
  • Napoleon III Bookcase
  • Napoleon III Bookcase
H 89 in. W 45 in. D 17 in.
Elegant Napoleon III Bookcase Vitrine Cabinet, France, 1875
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Elegant Bibliotheque, showcase, bookcase vitrine cabinet in Napoleon III style. Blackened wood decorated with Boule style marquetry with brass filets with two glass doors. High qual...
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Brass, Bronze

Napoleon III Boulle Vitrine Bookcase Cabinet, France, 1865
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Rare bookcase Vitrine in Boulle style marquetry in brass nets with one door 1 door in marquetry with brass nets and gorgeous ornamentation of gilded bronzes with Bacchus mask, spandr...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Brass, Bronze

French Antique Napoleon III Period Bookcase
Located in Austin, TX
Fabulous French Second Empire (Napoleon III) bamboo bookcase with glass doors and wallpaper décor on the inside, all original, circa 1875.
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

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Bamboo, Glass

Napoleon III Boulle Vitrine Bookcase, France, 19th Century
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Napoleon III vitrine bookcase in Boule style Marquetry with gorgeous ornamentations in gilded bronze, one drawer, 4 shelves changeable in height, France, circa 1865. Restored by our...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Bronze

Napoleon III Ebonized Bookcase
Located in Buchanan, NY
French Napoleon III style glazed double door bookcase with Neoclassical detailing. Oak interior.
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

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Wood, Glass

  • Napoleon III Ebonized Bookcase
  • Napoleon III Ebonized Bookcase
  • Napoleon III Ebonized Bookcase
  • Napoleon III Ebonized Bookcase
H 92 in. W 55.5 in. D 18 in.
Large Napoleon III Bookcase
Located in Buchanan, NY
Ebonized bookcase with original glass doors and shelves. French, second half of 19th century. Completely breaks down for moving.
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

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Wood, Glass

  • Large Napoleon III Bookcase
  • Large Napoleon III Bookcase
  • Large Napoleon III Bookcase
  • Large Napoleon III Bookcase
H 84 in. W 52 in. D 17 in.
Napoleon III Boulle Vitrine Bookcase, France, 19th Century
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Napoleon III bookcase vitrine with two doors in Boulle Marquetry style in brass ball marquetry and tortoiseshell, with interlacing patterns and scrolls. Beautiful ornamentation of gi...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Brass, Bronze

Napoleon III Bookcase in Walnut, circa 1880
Located in Miami, FL
Dimension: 51.25" wide x 20" deep x 90" high. Wonderful bookcase at a great price! This walnut bookcase is in the style of Napoleon III features four small drawers with glass door...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Walnut, Mahogany

Ebonized Antique French Napoleon III Solid Walnut Bookcase/China Cabinet
Located in Chicago, IL
The dramatic stature of this bookcase demands attention from all who enter the room. Yet, its timeless design blends with any décor, whether it’s traditional or modern. Originally co...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Brass

19th Century Napoléon III Mahogany Bookcase
Located in GUÉCÉLARD, FR
A mahogany bookcase, Circa XIX, from the Napoleon III period, Louis XVI style. The three doors are bevelled glass and molded in brass, with their key. The library is jutting out, t...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Brass

French 19th Century Napoleon III Mahogany Open Bookcase Bibliotheque
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A 19th century French Napoleon III open bookcase in mahogany with brass accents. The piece features three sections separated by fluted gilt pilasters, each section with four adjustab...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Mahogany

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As long as curious people have collected stories, we have needed a place to stow them away and preserve them. When auction houses and book dealers proliferated by the late 17th century, the bibliophile was born. And, of course, as with any treasured objects, a book lover’s volumes were suddenly worthy of a luxurious display — enter the bookcase. Americans of means during the 19th century took to amassing art as well as rare books, and antique bookcases of the era, rife with hand-carved decorative accents and architectural motifs, were ideal for displaying their handsome leather-bound wares.

Although our favorite titles may change over the years, the functionality and beauty of their home within our home is timeless. Whether you proudly shelve your books in regal mahogany or behind glass cabinet doors, a bookcase — or perhaps more than one — is essential to creating a cozy nook for any book lover. Even those who don’t covet the perfect home library can benefit from an attractive display case, as bookcases can easily double as charming étagères

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