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Mid-Century Modern Book Shelf End Tables by Glenn of California
By Stanley Young, Glenn of California
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
Early modern end tables with books shelves designed by Stanley Young for Glenn of California in the late 1940s -see the original advert from Arts and Architecture Magazine 1947. Sold...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Birch

Mid Century Italian Tooled Leather Faux Book Stand
Located in La Plata, MD
Well made Italian faux stand in book form with tooled leather. Top open to reveal storage, one drawer. Resting on four turned feet. French polished leather.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Victorian End Tables

Materials

Leather

Edward Wormley for Dunbar End Table with Book Shelf
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Edward Wormley 1940s end table/ bookcase designed for Dunbar Furniture. Retains original finish that shows some wear. Use as is or refinish in your color choice! Retains original label.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Mahogany

French Rosewood Faux Book Bedside Cabinet
Located in Forney, TX
A stylish, superbly handcrafted French rosewood inlaid bedside cabinet or end table from the second quarter of the 20th century. The fine vintage piece, circa 1940s, features beautif...
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Mid-20th Century End Tables

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

  • French Rosewood Faux Book Bedside Cabinet
  • French Rosewood Faux Book Bedside Cabinet
  • French Rosewood Faux Book Bedside Cabinet
  • French Rosewood Faux Book Bedside Cabinet
H 31.5 in. W 14 in. D 11.25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Book Ends, Denmark, 1950s
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern Danish teak book ends, Denmark, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Teak

6 Pairs of Danish Mid-Century Modern Rosewood and Metal Book Ends Denmark 1960s
By Dansk
Located in Vienna, AT
Up to six pairs of beautiful midcentury bookends, made in Denmark in the 1960s. Made of lovely grained rosewood with grey lacquered metal bases. In very good condition, with marginal...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Metal

Lucite Tortoise Celluloid Streamline Book Ends
Located in Westport, CT
Midcentury Lucite tortoise celluloid streamline handmade Book ends, high style construction.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Acrylic, Lucite

Pair of Large Jacks Book Ends
By Bill Curry
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern chrome steel jack book ends.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Books

Materials

Steel

  • Pair of Large Jacks Book Ends
  • Pair of Large Jacks Book Ends
  • Pair of Large Jacks Book Ends
  • Pair of Large Jacks Book Ends
H 7 in. W 8 in. D 8 in.
Italian Sculpture Book Ends, Italy, 1970s, Pair
By Fratelli Mannelli
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Wonderful pair of sculpture book ends in the shape of two dogs.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Travertine

  • Italian Sculpture Book Ends, Italy, 1970s, Pair
  • Italian Sculpture Book Ends, Italy, 1970s, Pair
  • Italian Sculpture Book Ends, Italy, 1970s, Pair
  • Italian Sculpture Book Ends, Italy, 1970s, Pair
H 5.52 in. W 3.15 in. D 5.71 in.
Set of Two Globe Book Ends, circa 1970
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two vintage globe book ends. Made in wood with a rotative globe. Manufactured in Spain, circa 1970. Materials: Wood.  
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Wood

  • Set of Two Globe Book Ends, circa 1970
  • Set of Two Globe Book Ends, circa 1970
  • Set of Two Globe Book Ends, circa 1970
  • Set of Two Globe Book Ends, circa 1970
H 6.7 in. W 3.94 in. D 5.52 in.
Lucite / Acrylic Law Enameled Scales of Justice Book Ends
Located in Westport, CT
Lucite / acrylic black enameled scales of justice book ends, stainless steel return to fit books together as shown, nice for book display on shelving or desk. Rubber grips to bottom....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Stainless Steel

Large Jacks Polished Steel Book End or Decorative Objects
Located in Westport, CT
Large handmade polished steel Jacks book ends decorative arts, circa 1940s.
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Vintage 1930s American Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Iron, Steel

Vintage Copper Wagon and Stage Coach Western Themed Book Ends
Located in Spring Valley, CA
Beautiful pair of western themed book ends. The detail in these pieces are just amazing! Perfect for your library or open shelf space as staging decor.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Copper

Pair of Antique Bronze Fighting Roosters, Book Ends, Sculptural Pieces
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique set of fighting rooster sculptural art pieces / bookends.
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Arts and Crafts Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Pair of Hand Tooled Leather Book Ends with Laced Edges
Located in Ferndale, MI
Pair of leather bookendss with hand tooled flower design. Trimmed with intricate leather lacing around edges.
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Mid-20th Century American Rustic More Desk Accessories

Materials

Leather

End Table with Book Display by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Mid-Century Modern dark walnut end table designed by Edward Wormley. Table features angled shelves for books or magazines, and tapered slab legs finished with solid brass runners. ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Brass

Pair of Danish Modern Rosewood and Metal Book Ends, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
A pair of beautiful Mid-Century bookends, made of rosewood with grey lacquered metal bases in very good condition. We offer another set of three nearly identical book ends in our oth...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Metal

Nautical or Maritime Motif Collapsible Brass Anchor and Rope Book End
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Anchors away! Add a touch of nautical style to your study. This lovely brass bookend features a brass anchor with a faux brass rope tied at its top. The anchor sits slightly off-kilt...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Figural Book Ends Elmwood Hand Carved 20th Century, Japan, circa 1930
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
From the 1930s in Japan comes this charming pair of large figural book ends. Hand carved out of elm wood, this cute book ends show a girl and a boy lying on big green melons and havi...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Elm

Two Vintage 20th Century Golden Brass Buddah Book ends Bookcase Decoration
Located in IT
Pair of similar not identical vintage 20th century golden brass Buddah book end bookcase decorations. Pair of decorative items made of golden brass to be used as decorative desk acce...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Paperweights

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Brass

Pair of Austrian Midcentury Brown Glazed Ceramic Horse Book Ends by Anzengruber
By Leopold Anzengruber
Located in Vienna, AT
This charming Horse ceramic bookends have been designed and manufactured by the Viennese midcentury artist Leopold Anzengruber. Born in 1912 he founded his own company Anzengruber Ke...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Art Deco French Golden Brass Horses in a Horseshoe on Marble Base Book-Ends
Located in IT
Art Deco French golden brass horses in a horseshoe on marble base book-ends A pair of Art Deco French horses on marble base book-ends, from 1940s period. No restoration needed.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Bookends

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Marble

Regency Leather Faux Book Box on Painted Stand or End Table, English, circa 1830
Located in San Francisco, CA
Leather four volume faux book box on painted pine stand with turned legs. Interior of the box lined with Italian marbleized paper and having a small lidded compartment within. Englan...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Regency Decorative Boxes

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Abstract Figured Book Ends
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair hand blown glass bookends
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Blown Glass

  • Pair of Abstract Figured Book Ends
  • Pair of Abstract Figured Book Ends
  • Pair of Abstract Figured Book Ends
  • Pair of Abstract Figured Book Ends
H 6 in. W 4.5 in. D 4 in.
Pair Nightstand/ end Tables Book-matched olive wood Cabinets
By Milo Baughman
Located in Westport, CT
Pair of Olive wood burled circular drum end tables/cabinets or nightstands with two tier interior shelf and lovely flame Burled wood, together with original Lucite pulls.The style o...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Lucite, Wood, Olive, Burl

Stacked Book Form Glass Top Table
Located in New York, NY
Faux books stacked to form the base, which supports the thick beveled circular glass top ( original ). Stand can be used without the glass if you prefer. Vintage Italian decorative e...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Composition

Mid-Century Elephant Head Brass Book Ends
Located in Pasadena, CA
Outstanding set of polished solid brass Elephant head book ends from the 1960’s. The solid brass casts are in the form of Elephant heads in the "trunk up" position traditionally rec...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Brass

Mid-20th Century Solid Brass / Leather Base Book Ends
Located in Hudson, NY
Mid-20th century solid brass with leather base Italian pair of bookends. Each one is in great vintage condition, minor wear. Each book end measures about 7.8 inches high. Base is abo...
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Mid-20th Century European Bookends

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Lucite Acrylic Book Ends by Astrolite, 1970s
By Astrolite
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a funky pair of book ends, in the shape of a woman’s body, made of clear Lucite, by Astrolite, circa the 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions of ea...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Lucite

Mid-Century Modern Blenko Pair of Red and Yellow Glass Bear Book Ends, 1970s
By Blenko Glass
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fun pair of book ends, in the shape of a bears, made of yellow and red Blenko glass, circa 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions of each are 3.5" ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Glass

Vintage Silver Plated Horse Head Book Ends
Located in Hudson, NY
Vintage silver plated horse head book ends. Excellent condition. Each book end measure 5.5 inches high x 6 inches diameter.
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Mid-20th Century Animal Sculptures

Materials

Silver Plate

Pair Edward Wormley Nightstands, End Tables, Magazine Book Shelves
By Edward Wormley
Located in Westport, CT
Pair Edward Wormley Dark Walnut, Birch trim, Nightstand, End Tables, with slated shelves, magazine, book cases. Wonderful hand rubbed Finish. With open front rare design.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Walnut, Wood

Vintage Pair of Blenko Glass Amber Owl Book Ends
By Blenko Glass
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1960s pair of Classic Blenko Glass owl bookends/paperweights in amber.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Blown Glass

Chiseled Glass Book Ends in the Manner of Fontana Arte
By Fontana Arte
Located in New York, NY
Hand chiseled glass book ends from the 1960s in the manner of Fontana Arte. Edges have been smoothed out for safe handling. Condition: Excellent vintage condition, minor wear cons...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Glass

Trio of Solid Iron Jacks, Door Stoppers or Book Ends by Bill Curry Atomic Design
By Bill Curry
Located in San Diego, CA
Cool set of 3 Jacks , in solid iron and different finishes copper chrome and patinated metal , circa 1950s Atomic Industrial age great for book ends or door stoppers.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Metal

Early 20th-Mid 20th Century Book with Custom Base
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early 20th-mid 20th century book with custom base. Dimension: 19" W x 15 D x 20" H.
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20th Century Other End Tables

Pair of Mid Century Brass Jax Book Ends
Located in Finchley, London
A Pair of beautiful Mid Century Brass Jax Book Ends
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Vintage 1970s American Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Sarreid Italian Leather Stacked Book Form End Table, circa 1960s
By Sarreid Ltd., Maitland Smith
Located in Peabody, MA
End table in the form of a stack of leather bound antique books including Goethe's Faust as the top layer, and including other volumes by Dante and Byron. In genuine bound leather an...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Leather, Wood

Large Figural Light Birch Magazine Book Rack End Side Table
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern light birch large stand end table multi-tier magazine rack. McCobb Risom Allto decor match.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Birch

Mid-20th Century French Decorative Stack-Book Side Table on Wheels
Located in Dallas, TX
Start a conversation with this interesting, vintage side table. Crafted in France circa 1960, this small table on wheels resembles a stack of antique books. The functional, mobile st...
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Mid-20th Century French End Tables

Materials

Wood

Vintage Art Deco Book-Matched Maple Burl Commode Nightstands
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Art Deco nightstands, with hand carved drawers. Drawers slide in and out smoothly. The original owner stated that these were custom made in New York. Maple Burl is book-matc...
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Mid-20th Century European Art Deco End Tables

Materials

Burl

Solid Brass Angled Mid Century Book Ends Pair Of
Located in North Miami, FL
This polished pair of angled brass bookends are vintage. Mid-Century Modern. Great as a desk accessory or for a library or book shelf. They have great wright to them and have the ori...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Brass

4 Pairs of Danish Mid-Century Modern Book Ends Denmark 1960s
By Dansk
Located in Vienna, AT
4 pairs of beautiful midcentury bookends, made in Denmark in the 1960s. In very good condition, with marginal signs of wear on the underneath.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Japanese Foo Dog Book Ends
Located in San Diego, CA
A very nice pair of vintage, turquoise blue, ceramic foo dogs from Japan. Excellent condition and patina; makes a great pair of book ends or a fun decor item in any room!
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20th Century Japanese Hollywood Regency Bookends

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Porcelain

Mid-Century Pair of Solid Brass Owl Book End Sculptures
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1950'S Pair of solid brass double couple owl book end sculptures. These rare brass owl bookend's each feature perched owl "couples" with one of the two, having its wing over the othe...
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Mid-20th Century American Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Pair of Signed Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Tile Book Ends
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Classic Mid Century Modern Heavy Walnut Bookend set with Decorative Tile inlay. The tile is cheerful pale green with little fish. The pair of bookends have felted bottoms to protect ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Ceramic, Walnut

Rare Mid-Century Modern Solid Cherrywood End or Side Table with Book Trough
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and practical midcentury books table, made of beautiful cherrywood. This stylish and possibly unique table and bookcase into one could be the perfect finish to a small area for...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Cherry

Pair of Snake Book Ends
Located in New York, NY
Pair of book ends with brass snakes on a blue velvet covered Lucite backing. Condition: Excellent vintage condition, minor wear consistent with age and use Width: 6” Depth: ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

  • Pair of Snake Book Ends
  • Pair of Snake Book Ends
  • Pair of Snake Book Ends
  • Pair of Snake Book Ends
H 8 in. W 6 in. D 3 in.
Fun Carved Tiki Book Ends
Located in Ferndale, MI
Carved Tiki head book ends on carved bases . Incised Honduras Ca on underside .
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Mid-20th Century Honduran Tribal Bookends

Materials

Walnut

  • Fun Carved Tiki Book Ends
  • Fun Carved Tiki Book Ends
  • Fun Carved Tiki Book Ends
  • Fun Carved Tiki Book Ends
H 9 in. W 4 in. D 7 in.
Midcentury Black Marble Book Ends a Pair
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Beautiful pair of black marble Mid-Century Modern bookends. Piece feature black marble with light gray and white veining. A beautiful addition to any bookshelf. The straight lines an...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Marble

Los Castillo Hand Book Ends (Tall)
By Los Castillo
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Los Castillo "High Five" Bookends stamped to underside. Beautiful "blued" finish. Taxco.
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Bookends

  • Los Castillo Hand Book Ends (Tall)
  • Los Castillo Hand Book Ends (Tall)
  • Los Castillo Hand Book Ends (Tall)
  • Los Castillo Hand Book Ends (Tall)
H 8.5 in. W 5 in. D 10 in.
Los Castillo 'High Five' Hand Book Ends
By Los Castillo
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Los Castillo "High Five" bookends stamped to underside. Beautiful "blued" finish, Taxco.
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Pair of Esa Fedrigolli Esart Bronze Book Ends
By Esa Fedrigolli
Located in New York, NY
A pair of decorative, sculptural Italian bronze bookend designed by Esa Fedrigolli for Esart.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze

Book Ends by Ben Seibel, Brass, circa 1960
By Ben Seibel
Located in New York, NY
Decorative brass bookends by Ben Seibel for Jenfred-Ware, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

  • Book Ends by Ben Seibel, Brass, circa 1960
  • Book Ends by Ben Seibel, Brass, circa 1960
  • Book Ends by Ben Seibel, Brass, circa 1960
  • Book Ends by Ben Seibel, Brass, circa 1960
H 5.5 in. W 5.25 in. D 4 in.
Pair of Hand Blown Murano Glass Elephant Book-Ends
Located in Hudson, NY
Offered is a Murano glass hand blown pair of elephant sculptures or book-ends. The pair dates from mid-century and measures 9” in height.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Blown Glass

Three Danish Modern Rosewood and Metal Book Ends, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
A set of three beautiful mid-century bookends, made of rosewood with grey lacquered metal bases in very good condition. We offer another set of two nearly identical book ends in our ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Metal

Pair of Vintage Park Sherman Walnut and Brass Book Ends
Located in Norwalk, CT
Walnut and brass bookends with cork backing. Would be wonderful on a modern bookcase. Marked underneath: Park Sherman, solid walnut.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Brass

Pair of Lalique Crystal Bird Book Ends Sculpture Paperweight, France
By Lalique
Located in Rome, IT
Crystal pair of bird by the French Lalique crystal. The signature is engraved on the base.  
Category

Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Crystal

Italian Travertine Sculpture Book Ends by Fratelli Mannelli, Italy, 1970s, Pair
By Fratelli Mannelli
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Wonderful pair of sculpture book ends by Fratelli Mannelli for Travertino di Rapolano. Giraffe shape travertine sculpture from the 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Travertine

Hand Carved Wooden Book Ends with Elephant Sculptures / Figures, circa 1960s
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Vintage midcentury wooden bookends with carved elephant sculptures / carvings - probably Indian in origin and made, circa 1960s. Beautifully shaped and hand carved. These would also ...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

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Midcentury Book Ends For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of midcentury book ends is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, wood and brass, all midcentury book ends available were constructed with great care. There are all kinds of midcentury book ends available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Midcentury book ends made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many midcentury book ends are appealing in their simplicity, but Edward Wormley, Blenko and Dunbar produced popular midcentury book ends that are worth a look.

How Much are Midcentury Book Ends?

Prices for midcentury book ends start at $125 and top out at $11,500 with the average selling for $926.