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Rare Minimalist 'Isocele' Étagère by Artist, Sculptor Max Sauze, France 1970
By Max Sauze
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Beautiful and super 'Isocele' étagère by French sculptor and artist Max Sauze. This 'Isocele' étagère designed in 1970 is certainly one of the rarest forms created by Sauze and is...
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Vintage 1970s French Minimalist Shelves

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Pair of Tall Glass 6 Tier Shelves Chrome Étagerés
By Milo Baughman, Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern chrome étagerés shelves bookcases.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Hollywood Regency DIA Chrome Geometric Étagère with Greek Key - Pair Available
Located in St. Louis, MO
1970s chrome geometric configuration étagère by DIA or Design Institute of America with glass shelves and Greek key detail in base. Very nice original condition, chrome is bright, fe...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Chrome and Brass Table Top Étagère
By Belgo Chrome, Romeo Rega
Located in Hingham, MA
This is a chromed steel and brass trim small scale étagère, in the round, open from all sides, with four removable tempered safety glass shelves; two center, one floating on top and ...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Shelves

Materials

Brass, Chrome

  • Chrome and Brass Table Top Étagère
  • Chrome and Brass Table Top Étagère
  • Chrome and Brass Table Top Étagère
  • Chrome and Brass Table Top Étagère
H 41 in. W 30 in. D 14.5 in.
Chrome and Glass Étagère
Located in New York, NY
Stylish, architectural and chic chrome and glass étagère. This freestanding shelf features 6 shelves including 4 full width and 2 parcial width shelves. The chrome and glass elements...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

  • Chrome and Glass Étagère
  • Chrome and Glass Étagère
  • Chrome and Glass Étagère
  • Chrome and Glass Étagère
H 79 in. W 42 in. D 18 in.
Chrome and Glass Etagere
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
A simple and elegant etagere shelving unit with four glass shelves supported by a chromed steel frame. The shelves are equally spaced in thirds, with a shelf at the bottom and the to...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

  • Chrome and Glass Etagere
  • Chrome and Glass Etagere
  • Chrome and Glass Etagere
  • Chrome and Glass Etagere
H 72 in. W 30 in. D 16 in.
Maison Jansen Chrome and Glass Étagère
By Maison Jansen
Located in Redding, CT
Maison Jansen Chrome and glass étagère with brass accents. Classic storage and display for any room in home or office. Has 5 glass shelves for displaying your collectibles or books.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Bookcases

Materials

Chrome, Brass

  • Maison Jansen Chrome and Glass Étagère
  • Maison Jansen Chrome and Glass Étagère
  • Maison Jansen Chrome and Glass Étagère
  • Maison Jansen Chrome and Glass Étagère
H 70.50 in. W 30 in. D 15.75 in.
1970s Tubular Chrome and Glass Etagere
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Substantial shelving unit made in 2.5" diameter tubular chrome frame with inset glass shelves.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

  • 1970s Tubular Chrome and Glass Etagere
  • 1970s Tubular Chrome and Glass Etagere
  • 1970s Tubular Chrome and Glass Etagere
  • 1970s Tubular Chrome and Glass Etagere
H 84 in. W 48 in. D 16 in.
Chrome And Glass Modernist Etagere Shelf Unit
Located in Pasadena, TX
A mid century modern chrome and glass shelf unit that could be used as an etagere.
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Vintage 1970s American Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Milo Baughman Style Chrome and Glass Étagère
Located in Stamford, CT
A five-glass shelved chrome étagère in the style of Milo Baughman boasts clean linear lines.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Fluted Column Chrome and Glass Étagère
Located in North York, ON
This Étagère is a real statement maker. The five bronze glass shelves are supported by a fluted chrome frame with sharp, brass detailing. The chamfered corners are angled back to cre...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Bookcases

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Pair of DIA Chrome and Glass Étagères
By Design Institute America
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful together, banking a fireplace, and entry or use as a room divider. A pair of high style chrome and glass étagère by DIA.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

  • Pair of DIA Chrome and Glass Étagères
  • Pair of DIA Chrome and Glass Étagères
  • Pair of DIA Chrome and Glass Étagères
  • Pair of DIA Chrome and Glass Étagères
H 79 in. W 42 in. D 16 in.
Pair of Chrome and Smoked Glass Étagères
By Milo Baughman
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of chrome and smoked glass étagères. Five shelves each so 10 shelves for display or storage. Sleek and sexy these would make any room look good. In the style of Milo Baughman. ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Neoclassic Chrome and Glass Etagere
Located in North York, ON
Bring some neoclassical glamour into your living space with this elegant étagère with six glass shelves for everything you might want to show off. A tubular chrome vertical structu...
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Vintage 1970s American Neoclassical Cabinets

  • Neoclassic Chrome and Glass Etagere
  • Neoclassic Chrome and Glass Etagere
  • Neoclassic Chrome and Glass Etagere
  • Neoclassic Chrome and Glass Etagere
H 82 in. W 29.75 in. D 13.75 in.
Mid-Century Chrome Bamboo and Glass Etagere
Located in New York, NY
1970s Mid-Century Modern etagere with chrome frame and smoked glass shelves. Glass is nice and sturdy. Faux bamboo design.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass Étagère
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern chrome and glass étagère.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Modern Chrome and Glass Seven Shelf Étagère
Located in Toledo, OH
Modern chrome and 1/4" glass seven shelf étagère.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Brass Chrome Glass Tall Etagere
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mixed metals Mid-Century Modern etagere.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass, Chrome

  • Brass Chrome Glass Tall Etagere
  • Brass Chrome Glass Tall Etagere
  • Brass Chrome Glass Tall Etagere
  • Brass Chrome Glass Tall Etagere
H 75 in. W 14 in. D 31 in.
Pair of Midcentury Chrome and Glass Étagère Display Shelves, England, circa 1970
By Pieff and Co., Tim Bates
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

Milo Baughman Style Chrome and Glass Étagère Shelving
By Milo Baughman
Located in La Grange, IL
Milo Baughman style chrome and glass étagère shelving This étagère is 85.5 wide ax 17.5 deep x 69 inches tall All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass Etagere
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This midcentury etagere features a sturdy chrome frame and six glass shelves which offer ample shelf space to any home or office. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

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.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Midcentury Milo Baughman Étagère in Chrome and Glass
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage modern étagère featuring sculpted chrome body with glass inserts, designed by Milo Baughman. Ideal for any living room or store display this shelving unit adds a brilliant bo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome, Glass, and Mirror Étagère
Located in New York, NY
This Mid-Century Modern étagère circa 1970, in the style of Milo Baughman. Baughman's work is built upon the design principles established by Bauhaus masters like Mies van der Rohe a...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Tall and Narrow Chrome & Glass Etageres
By Charles Hollis Jones, Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of very nice mid century modern narrow and tall etageres.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Large and Wide Chrome and Glass Etagere
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice large 55" M. Baughman chrome etagere.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

  • Large and Wide Chrome and Glass Etagere
  • Large and Wide Chrome and Glass Etagere
  • Large and Wide Chrome and Glass Etagere
  • Large and Wide Chrome and Glass Etagere
H 77 in. W 55 in. D 17 in.
Modern Chrome and Glass Floating Shelf Étagère, 3 Available
Located in Toledo, OH
A very stylish glass and chrome floating shelf. Clean modern lines that would be perfect for your modern decor. The dimensions are 42" W x 16" D x 79" H.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Midcentury Chrome and Brass Etagere
Located in Norwalk, CT
A very substantial chrome and brass etagere with half-inch thick glass shelves.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass, Chrome

  • Midcentury Chrome and Brass Etagere
  • Midcentury Chrome and Brass Etagere
  • Midcentury Chrome and Brass Etagere
  • Midcentury Chrome and Brass Etagere
H 82 in. W 61 in. D 15 in.
Renato Zevi Étagères Shelving Shelf Chrome and Brass Glass
By Renato Zevi
Located in Vienna, AT
Renato Zevi étagères shelving shelf chrome and brass glass, Italy, circa 1970 Beautiful 6' 8 shelves by Renato Zevi, Italy, 1970. It comes with six clear glass tops supported by a...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Shelves

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Milo Baughman Style Tall Chrome and Glass Column Étagère
By Milo Baughman
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Milo Baughman style tall chrome and glass column étagère, Each one fitted with four 17 inch square clear glass shelves. Each cube shelf has a display height of 17.5" Sold individual...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Milo Baughman Styled Chrome and Glass Etagere
By Milo Baughman
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A five chrome and glass shelved etagere in the manner of Milo Baughman with over sized middle area for larger sculptures and decorative objects.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Bookcases

Large Chrome and Glass Greek Key Étagère Baughman Style
By Design Institute America
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Polished chrome and glass large Milo Baughman style display case étagère.  
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Outrageous Milo Baughman Style Chrome and Glass Butterfly Étagère Midcentury
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Over the top Milo Baughman chrome and glass étagère. The chrome-plated steel heavy square tubes are hinged to allow for the units panels to pivot. The chrome is very nice with only m...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Chrome Brass and Glass Mid-Century Modern Étagères
By Milo Baughman, Romeo Rega
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of very sharp looking high quality craftsmanship étagères with glass shelves in style of Romea Riga.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Mid-Century Chrome, Smoked Glass and Mirror Étagère/ Book case
Located in New York, NY
This stunning étagère was created by the legendary Pioneer of Mid-Century Modern design, circa 1970. It is the ultimate expression of sophisticated modern design with its elemental b...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Midcentury Baughman Sculptural Chrome and Glass Étagère Bookcase Shelf
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman style sculptural chrome and glass étagère bookcase shelf. Item features chrome metal frame, 4 glass shelves, very nice vintage item, clean mo...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

Brass Chrome Glass Large Étagère Shelving Display
By Maison Jansen, Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern large, staggered configuration brass chrome and glass étagère.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass, Chrome

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

Lucite and Glass Étagère
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish, chic and rare design by Charles Hollis Jones was created in the 1970s and will make the perfect piece for your collections, objects of virtu, bathroom linens and perhap...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

  • Lucite and Glass Étagère
  • Lucite and Glass Étagère
  • Lucite and Glass Étagère
  • Lucite and Glass Étagère
H 82.50 in. W 43 in. D 21.50 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass Étagère, Italy, 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Mid-Century Modern chrome étagère with six glass shelves. Minimalist look but great storage. Clean, sophisticated lines make this a Classic for all designs. The dimensions ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Vintage Chrome Étagères with Glass Shelves
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of vintage chrome étagères with glass shelves.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Midcentury Milo Baughman Style Chrome and Glass Large Étagère Shelving Unit
By Milo Baughman
Located in West Hartford, CT
Measuring six feet at its widest point by six feet tall, this étagère has great lines and scale. This iconic étagère has custom fit glass shelves and thick chrome frame, not thin lik...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Renato Zevi Étagères Shelving Console Chrome and Brass Glass
By Renato Zevi
Located in Vienna, AT
Renato Zevi étagères shelving console chrome and brass glass, Italy circa 1970 Beautiful pair of shelves by Renato Zevi, Italy, 1970. Each comes with three clear glass tops suppor...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Shelves

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Polished Chrome and Glass Etageres
By John Mascheroni
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This pair of étagères are in the style of John Mascheroni and were created in the 1970s. Although they were made in the hip 1970s they have an overtone of the Art Deco style of the 1...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

Design Institute America Etagere, Chrome Steel, Glass
By Design Institute America
Located in New York, NY
Design Institute America Etageres, Chrome, Steel, Glass. Freestanding etagere with chrome plated steel frame, 6 glass shelves, and a Greek key detail at the base.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Steel

Chrome, Smoked Glass and Wood Bookshelf Étagère Gallotti & Radice, Italy, 1970s
By Gallotti & Radice
Located in Rome, IT
Bookshelf étagère cabinet by Gallotti & Radice, featuring chrome borders and two smoked glass columns with shelves linked together by wooden shelves. Italy, circa 1970. The bottom s...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Design Institute America Etageres, Chrome, Steel, Glass
By Design Institute America
Located in New York, NY
Design Institute America Etageres, chrome, steel, glass. Pair of freestanding etageres with chrome plated steel frame, 6 glass shelves, and a Greek key detail at the bases.     
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass Etagere or Display Shelving Unit
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Classic asymmetrical shelving in the style of Milo Baughman, circa 1970s. This unit features chrome framing with inlayed clear glass shelving. Nice clean unit that is ready for use.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Modern-Style Chrome Etagere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 1960s modern-style etagere features a chrome frame with glass shelves and a mirrored bottom. The chrome frame has an elegant arch at the top. The three shelves are made from 1/2...
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

  • Modern-Style Chrome Etagere
  • Modern-Style Chrome Etagere
  • Modern-Style Chrome Etagere
  • Modern-Style Chrome Etagere
H 80 in. W 38 in. D 14 in.
Milo Baughman Style Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass A-Symmetrical Étagère
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Classic 1970s design in the style of Milo Baughman. This étagère features a chrome-plated steel construction with inlayed glass shelving. In beautiful well cared for condition.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Chrome and Glass Large Design Institute America Étagère Shelving Wall Unit
By Design Institute America
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern large chrome and glass étagère shelving wall unit.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

Materials

Chrome

Brass and Chrome Renato Zevi Étagères, 1970s
By Renato Zevi
Located in Echt, NL
Large version étagère by the Italian designer Renato Zevi in very good condition. Chrome structure with contrasting brass details. Five glass shelves of which one is situated at th...
Category

20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Bookcases

Materials

Brass, Chrome

  • Brass and Chrome Renato Zevi Étagères, 1970s
  • Brass and Chrome Renato Zevi Étagères, 1970s
  • Brass and Chrome Renato Zevi Étagères, 1970s
  • Brass and Chrome Renato Zevi Étagères, 1970s
H 79.14 in. W 29.93 in. D 14.57 in.
Guy Lefevre Etagere in Chrome and Brass
By Guy Lefevre
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare Guy Lefevre shelf or etagere with vintage grey glass. One corner of the glass is chipped which is not visible when mounted. Chrome is excellent and the brass shows a nice patina...
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Shelves

Materials

Brass, Chrome

  • Guy Lefevre Etagere in Chrome and Brass
  • Guy Lefevre Etagere in Chrome and Brass
  • Guy Lefevre Etagere in Chrome and Brass
  • Guy Lefevre Etagere in Chrome and Brass
H 71.66 in. W 54.34 in. D 14.18 in.
Maison Jansen Style Chrome and Brass Etagere
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York City, NY
1970s Mid-Century Modern chrome and brass Etagere in the style of Maison Jansen.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Maison Jansen Style Brass and Chrome Étagère
Located in New York, NY
Brass and chrome étagère. Has glass shelves with brass Greek key pattern.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Chrome and Brass Canopied Four-Shelf Ètagerè
Located in Chicago, IL
Chrome and brass four shelf ètagerè with excellent understated details. Each shelf is supported by 12 chromed bars with brass ferrules. The open chromed canopy is attached to the bra...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass, Chrome, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Lighted Étagères or Shelves Rosewood Chrome and Glass, a Pair
By Pace Collection
Located in Stamford, CT
Pace collection Mid-Century Modern lighted étagères or shelves rosewood chrome and glass. A pair of stunning triangular, almost corner cabinet form, open shelving, vitrine or étagère...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Labarge Chrome and Glass Étagère Bookcase Curio Display Shelf
By Labarge
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage MCM Labarge chrome and glass étagère or room divider. Features sleek modular design with polished chrome and exposed glass sides.       
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Five Shelves Chrome and Glass Shelving Unit Étagère
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman style chrome all welded stainless steel étagère.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Midcentury Chrome and Glass Elongated Étagère, in the Style of Milo Baughman
Located in Atlanta, GA
Midcentury chrome and glass étagère, in the style of Milo Baughman, of elongated rectangular form, can be used as a room divider. Fitted with four removable 58" x 14" glass shelves, ...
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

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Glass And Chrome Etageres For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of glass and chrome etageres available for sale. Each of these unique glass and chrome etageres was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and chrome. There are all kinds of glass and chrome etageres available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Modern glass and chrome etageres are consistently popular styles. There have been many well-made glass and chrome etageres over the years, but those made by Milo Baughman, Design Institute America and Renato Zevi are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Glass And Chrome Etageres?

Glass and chrome etageres can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,550, while the lowest priced sells for $552 and the highest can go for as much as $14,739.

Finding the Right Shelves for You

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For every space and object, there’s sure to be a wall-mounted or sturdy floor solution that matches your shelving needs on 1stDibs. And while shelves should technically stick out from your wall, they shouldn’t from the rest of your decor.

Because you can find shelves made with a wide variety of materials today, everything from teak to brass, your shelving can seamlessly support your existing color scheme and design style. An arrangement of shelves from floor to ceiling can turn your wall into a proud storage space for displaying artwork, decorative objects and books. Options abound with regard to shelving for the latter, as furniture designers know that literature creates an inviting atmosphere in any room, and one of the simplest ways to integrate books into an interior design is with the right shelves or bookcase.

Elegant shelving is a must for a happy home office or library, but a sharp shelving system can freshen up virtually any room in your home. Proudly display your vintage dinner plates and other tableware with open shelving in the kitchen or tuck away linens in big baskets on shelves in your bathroom if you’re navigating life without a proper linen closet.

On 1stDibs, find a wide range of shelves that includes everything from mid-century modern floating shelves to decorative Chinese shelves dating from the 18th century to contemporary statement-making structures that are as provocative as they are convenient.