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Bookcases For Sale
Pair of Narrow Painted Bookcases
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Good pair of early 19th C English narrow painted pine bookcases. 1820. Reference: 8384 Dimensions 37 inches (94 cms) Wide 18 inches (46 cms) Deep 96 inches (244 cms) High
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19th Century English George III Antique Bookcases

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Pine

English Glazed Kitchen Dresser
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Wonderful early 19th C English glazed kitchen dresser with sliding top and bottom doors. 1830 Reference: 8314 Dimensions 117.5 inches (298 cms...
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19th Century William IV Antique Bookcases

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Pine

Italian Painted Library Bookcase
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Stunning Italian library bookcase with later paint decoration. 1910. Shelf depth is 14". Reference: 8126 Dimensions 128 inches (325 cms) Wi...
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19th Century Italian Antique Bookcases

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Pine

Bespoke Tubular Steel Low Bookcase, Chrome, Lacquered Wood, Sliding Glass Panels
Located in Berlin, DE
Bauhaus tubular steel low bookcase with case in chrome plated metal, lacquered blockboard and sliding glass panels.
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2010s German Modern Bookcases

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Steel

Maison Jansen Hollywood Regency Chrome and Brass Étagère
Located in Redding, CT
Maison Jansen Hollywood Regency Chrome and Brass Étagère . Timeless and sophisticated style shelving with two-tone brass and chrome finish an...
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1970s European Hollywood Regency Vintage Bookcases

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Brass, Chrome

Poul Cadovius 3-Bay Wall Unit in Teak for Cado, Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Antwerpen, BE
Three-column wall unit designed by Poul Cadovius and produced by Cado in Denmark around 1960. This shelving system with teak backplates is part of the luxurious Cado series, with woo...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Teak

Rosewood Thin Edge Bookshelf by George Nelson for Herman Miller, 1950s
Located in Hamburg, PA
A beautiful rare and hard-to-find Rosewood Thin Edge bookcase by George Nelson for Herman Miller. The Thin Edge bookcase would look great in any Mid-Century Modern or Contemporary ho...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Rosewood

*A Victorian Oak Revolving Tabletop Bookcase Handmade With Chamfered Edging
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Victorian 19th Century Oak Revolving Tabletop Bookcase Handmade With Chamfered Edging. Well executed handmade made bookcase on small quatrefoil swivel base.
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Mid-19th Century British Victorian Antique Bookcases

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Oak

Majj Studio 24-Legged Bookcase
Located in Seyrantepe, 34
24-Legged Bookcase can be located at various places in interiors according to usage. The size of the bookcase can be extended by adding modules. Each module is 150 cm length. The bookcase, which composed of two modules, has 24 wooden round legs. It is made of walnut veneered, silk matte varnish on mdf and raw walnut wooden lathe legs.
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2010s Turkish Modern Bookcases

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Walnut

Danish Modular Bookcase in Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Bookcase, teak, Denmark, 1960s This timeless bookcase, crafted from modular elements in Denmark during the 1960s, epitomizes mid-century modern design. Its substantial size and soli...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Teak

Long + Low Danish Rosewood Open Bookcase Storage
Located in Kensington, MD
Perfect for placing under a window, we present this beautiful low and long bookcase. 4 vertical sections of equal Size with one adjustable shelf. Edge of each shelf is beveled. *Due...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Rosewood

Midcentury Triangular Bamboo and Rattan Italian Corner Shelves, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury triangular bamboo and rattan corner shelves. This fantastic piece was designed in Italy during the 1970s after Franco Albini. The triangular structure is in bam...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Bamboo, Rattan, Wood

Industrial Style Polished Steel Library Etagere Bookcase with Step
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic library bookcase or open shelf etagere hand-crafted from thick gauge steel. The case features a highly polished nickel finish with 14 adjustable shelves. The industrial sty...
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20th Century American Industrial Bookcases

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Steel

Antique 18th Century Rosewood Bureau Bookcase
Located in Suffolk, GB
Antique 18th century rosewood bureau bookcase having a magnificent top section with a shaped moulded swan neck pediment, two shaped doors both with original mirrors which open to rev...
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18th Century English Antique Bookcases

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Other

Hollywood Regency Ballet Pink Faux Bamboo Pagoda Glass Bookcase Shelf or Etagere
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A Hollywood regency faux bamboo etagere or bookshelf. Created from metal and painted in pale ballet pink, this shelf will be a great addition to any grandmillennial's home. There are three glass shelves that are newly cut and in excellent condition. The top of the shelf is in the shape of a chinoiserie pagoda. Style this beauty in a bedroom, nursery, living room, or library for a pop of Palm Beach Regency decor. We'd love to see it in a room with a pair of wicker Ralph Lauren chairs...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Bookcases

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Metal

Jim Rose - Display Console, Steel Art Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a totally functional six shelved bookcase made from repurposed steel, painted and hot rolled. Modeled after Shaker furniture, this modern industrial statement piece is a mod...
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1990s American Shaker Bookcases

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Steel

Mogens Koch for Rud Radmussen Modular Library in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mogens Koch for Rud Rasmussen, modular book case or library, oak, Denmark, 1950s Intriguing and substantial modular library by Danish designer Mogens Koch. This piece is constructed...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Mahogany

Libreria a Scaffale F54 - Renato Forti per McSelvini - Italia - Anni '50
Located in Milano, IT
La libreria F54 di Renato Forti per MC Selvini, creata nel 1954 e realizzata in legno di faggio è un esempio di design minimalista e funzionale tipico degli anni ’50 e ’60. La libre...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Wood

French Louis-Philippe 19th Century Two Part Bookcase with Blown Glass Doors
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis-Philippe walnut two-part bookcase from the 19th century with blown glass doors and three wooden doors. Created in France during the mid-19th century under the reign of...
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Antique Bookcases

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Wood, Blown Glass, Walnut

Libreria a Doppio Sportello F54 - Renato Forti per McSelvini - Italia - Anni '50
Located in Milano, IT
La libreria F54 di Renato Forti per MC Selvini, creata nel 1954 e realizzata in legno di faggio è un esempio di design minimalista e funzionale tipico degli anni ’50 e ’60. La libre...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Wood

Monumental English Oak Glazed Haberdashery Cabinet
Located in Staffordshire, GB
circa 1920 Monumental English Oak Glazed Haberdashery Cabinet with adjustable shelves sku 1838 W270 x D38 x H227 cm (separates into two sections) Weight 220 kg Shelf internal depth 3...
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20th Century Bookcases

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Oak

Walnut Queen Anne Revival Bureau Bookcase circa 1920s
Located in Dereham, GB
Antique Walnut Queen Anne Revival Bureau Bookcase circa 1920s Arch top, with single Astragal Glazed door, 3 shelf interior, The Fall with Burr Walnut veneer & cross banding, Opens...
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1920s British Queen Anne Vintage Bookcases

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Walnut

Book crib by Bruno Mathsson, Karl Mathsson, Sweden 1941, elm no.2
Located in Hägersten, SE
Book crib designed by Bruno Mathsson in 1941. Very early example made by Firma Karl Mathsson the first year. Made from solid elm and bent wood beech in the legs. Small brass screw de...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Beech, Elm

VINTAGE MILITARY CAMPAIGN BOOKCASE DISPLAY CABINET BRASS FITTiNGS
Located in Pulborough, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this Vintage Military Campaign Bookcase Display Cabinet With Brass Fittings. Features a sturdy, often portable design that was historically used...
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20th Century British Campaign Bookcases

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Hardwood

Reclaimed Wood Etagere on Casters
Located in Dallas, TX
This piece is a part of Brendan Bass’s one-of-a-kind collection, Le Monde. French for “The World”, the Le Monde collection is made up of rare and hard to find pieces curated by Brend...
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20th Century Rustic Bookcases

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Wood

Open Shelf Etagere in Bleached Elm
Located in Dallas, TX
This piece is a part of Brendan Bass’s one-of-a-kind collection, Le Monde. French for “The World”, the Le Monde collection is made up of rare and hard to find pieces curated by Brend...
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Early 20th Century Organic Modern Bookcases

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Wood

Studio BBPR for Olivetti 'Spazio' Large Shelving System in Grey Steel
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' shelving system, lacquered steel, plastic, Italy, design 1959/60, production 1960s Large shelving system designed by Studio BBPR for Olivetti. In...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Steel

Vintage 1970s chrome metal and glass bookcase Italian design
Located in None, IT
Bookcase with chrome metal frame and blue glass shelves, 1970s, Italian design. CONDITION: In good condition, shows signs of wear given by time. DIMENSIONS: Height 182 cm; Width 13...
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1970s Italian Vintage Bookcases

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Wall Unit in Teak and Steel
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Wall unit, teak, coated steel, brass, Europe, 1950s Both aesthetics and functionality comes into play in this bookcase; elegant in line and practical to use for any environment. Th...
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1950s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Brass, Steel

Axel Einar Hjorth for Nordiska Kompaniet Bookcase in Birch and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Axel Einar Hjorth for Nordiska Kompaniet, bookcase, stained birch, glass, Sweden, 1927 In 1927, Axel Einar Hjorth unveiled a masterpiece for Nordiska Kompaniet – a bookcase that emb...
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1920s Swedish Art Deco Vintage Bookcases

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Glass, Birch

Eugenio Gerli for Tecno 'Domino' Bookcase
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eugenio Gerli for Tecno ,'Domino' library, wood, black lacquered wood, Italy, 1966 Modern and attractive modular bookcase system designed by Eugenio Gerli for Tecno in 1966. This ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Wood, Lacquer

Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Birch Wall Unit or Room Divider
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern wall unit or room divider By Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture, "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Solid birch, with original brass hardware. ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Brass

Italian mid-century red Bookcase Olinto by Kazuhide Takahama for Gavina, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern red Bookcase Olinto by Kazuhide Takahama for Gavina, 1960s Bookcase mod. Olinto with a rectangular base in red lacquered wood. In the upper part it has a c...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Metal

Carlo Scarpa for Bernini '795' Library in Walnut and Metal
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Carlo Scarpa for Bernini, library or wall unit, model '795', walnut, metal, Italy, design 1935, edition made in 1980s Stunning library designed by Carlo Scarpa for Bernini. This wal...
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1930s Italian Vintage Bookcases

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Metal

Early 20th-C. Biedermeier Style Burl And Ebony Bookcase / Shelf / Etagere
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a handsome bookcase! It is an early 20th century Biedermeier style piece that is perfect for elevating those storage needs. It dates to the early part of the 20th century. ...
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Early 20th Century North American Biedermeier Bookcases

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Ebony, Burl

Walnut Bureau Bookcase, 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
Walnut Bureau Bookcase, twentieth century, with two door cabinet with three shelves above slanted fall front secretary with divided and fitted interior over four frieze drawers on fo...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Walnut

19th Century French Wooden Bookcase With Mirror
Located in High Point, NC
Add a touch of sophistication to your home with this exquisite 19th Century French wooden bookcase with a mirror. This stunning piece features intricately carved scroll supports and ...
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19th Century French Antique Bookcases

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Wood

Arched Display Cabinet
Located in Westwood, NJ
A French Industrial Modern-inspired statement piece that combines elegance and functionality. Crafted with a sturdy wooden frame, this cabinet features an eye-catching arched design ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Industrial Bookcases

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Glass, Wood

Dutch Art Deco Writing Desk in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
LOV Oosterbeek desk, oak, wood, The Netherlands, 1920s This impeccably designed desk is characterized by a sleek rectangular silhouette, accentuated by bold vertical and horizontal ...
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1920s Dutch Art Deco Vintage Bookcases

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Brass

Gianfranco Frattini for Cantieri Carugati Large Library in Cherry
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gianfranco Frattini for Cantiere Carugati, bookcase / wall unit, cherry, walnut, mahogany, iron, Italy, 1958 This library unit is designed by Italian designer Gianfranco Frattini an...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Iron

Italian Custom Wall Unit Bookcase with Ladder in Walnut and Iron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Library wall unit, walnut, lacquered iron, brass, leather, Italy, 1950s Stunning custom made wall unit made in Italy in the 1950s. The bookcase high...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Brass, Iron

Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno White Wall Unit
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, wall-mounted wall unit, metal, white laminated wood, Italy, 1950s  This wall mounted shelving system was designed by Osvaldo Borsani. Its purpose was a co...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Metal

Feal Italian Wall Unit in Anodized Aluminum and Mahogany
By Feal
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Feal (Fonderie Elettriche Alluminio e Lega), model ‘S2’ wall units, mahogany, anodized aluminum, Italy, 1950s Both aesthetics and functionality comes into play in this bookcase she...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Aluminum

Giuseppe Rivadossi for Officina Rivadossi Library in Walnut
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Giuseppe Rivadossi for Officina Rivadossi, library, walnut, glass, Italy, 1970s This impressive library is designed by Itali...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Glass, Walnut

Giuseppe Rivadossi Bookcase in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Giuseppe Rivadossi, bookcase, oak, glass, Italy, 1975. An exceptional library by the Italian sculptor and designer Giuseppe Rivadossi, featuring a high level of craftsmanship in woo...
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1970s Italian Vintage Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

Taichiro Nakay for La Permanente Mobili Cantù Wall Cabinet in Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Taichiro Nakay (Nakai) for La Permanente Mobili Cantù, wall cabinet, teak, coated steel, brass, glass, Italy, circa 1955 Taichiro Nakay is an incredibly talented Japanese designer ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Brass, Steel

Biosca Brutalist Highboard in Stained Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Biosca, highboard, stained pine, Spain, 1960s Outstanding Spanish cabinet that is executed by Biosca in an architectural way. The door panels feature a relief surface of graphic ca...
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1960s Spanish Brutalist Vintage Bookcases

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Pine

Original Paul McCobb Bookcase/Etagere and Bench Set from the Planner Group
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous Mid Century two piece shelving system by Paul McCobb and part of the “Planner Group” manufactured by Winchendon in the 1950s. Original maple wood shelves and black wrought i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Iron

Antique Globe Wernicke Arts & Crafts Mahogany Four-Stack Barrister Bookcase
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts four-stack barrister bookcase with leaded glass By Globe Wernicke USA, Circa 1900 Mahogany cases, with glass front doors and original brass hardwa...
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Early 1900s American Arts and Crafts Antique Bookcases

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Brass

Derk Jan de Vries Modular 'Samara' Wall Unit in Ash and Cane
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Derk Jan de Vries for Maisa di Seveso, 'Samara' modular sideboard, Milan, Italy, 1970s Dutch designer Derk Jan de Vries conceived the Samara series back in the seventies for the Mil...
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1970s Italian Vintage Bookcases

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Cane, Glass, Ash

Toni Cordero Unique Large Bookcase in Ash
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Toni Cordero, library bookcase, ash, plywood, Italy, 1972 Italian designer Toni Cordero (1937-2001) designed and made this bespoke bookcase in his own studio in Turin back in 1972. ...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Ash, Plywood

Mogens Koch for Rud Radmussen Modular Library in Mahogany
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mogens Koch for Rud Rasmussen, modular book case or library, mahogany, Denmark, 1950s Intriguing and substantial modular library by Danish designer Mogens Koch. This piece is constr...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Mahogany

Monumental Wall Unit or Room Divider In Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Storage unit, wall unit, room divider, pine, Europe, circa 1970 Monumental and spacious room divider or wall unit crafted meticulously from pine wood. This elegant creation epitomiz...
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1970s European Post-Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Pine

Sculptural Bookcase in Black Lacquered Wood with Decorative Carvings
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Bookcase, lacquered wood, France, 1970s Crafted with unparalleled artistry, this cabinet with shelves epitomizes exquisite craftsmanship with meticulously carved details that draw i...
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1970s French Vintage Bookcases

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Wood

Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Wall Unit in Walnut
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, wall unit 'E22', walnut, glass, polished steel, Italy, 1957 This wall-mounted shelving unit is designed by Osvaldo Borsani and is four sections large, wit...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Steel

Hendrik Wouda for Pander Art Deco Bookshelf in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hendrik Wouda for Pander & Zonen, bookshelf, oak, macassar ebony, brass, The Netherlands, circa 1925 This utterly well-balanced bookshelf is characterized by a rectangular shape, fe...
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1920s Dutch Art Deco Vintage Bookcases

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Brass

Jules Wabbes Illuminated Library in Wood and Brass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jules Wabbes for Mobilier Universel, bookcase, in brass and wood, Belgium, 1960s   Rare wall unit designed by master furniture-maker Jules Wabbes. This exceptional piece could be use...
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Brass

Ilmari Tapiovaara for La Permanente Mobili Cantù Bookcase in Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
IImari Tapiovaara for La Permanente Mobili Cantù, bookcase, teak, fabric, Italy, circa 1957 Crafted from teak, this exquisite bookcase is the creation of Finnish designer Ilmari Tap...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Fabric, Teak

Vintage and Antique Bookcases for Sale: Shop Art Deco Bookcases, Globe Wernicke Bookcases and Barrister Bookcases on 1stDibs

Whether you proudly shelve your books in regal mahogany or behind glass cabinet doors, an antique bookcase — or perhaps more than one — is essential to creating a cozy nook for any book lover.

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 decorative objects or collectibles, 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 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. 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

Contemporary and customizable options make it easier for you to find the perfect bookcase for your style and stacks. If you don’t wish to fill your storage piece so that your collection is snug within its confines, incorporate extra space to allow for additional displays and decorative objects. And by introducing a striking dark wood Art Deco bookcase or low-profile mid-century modern design by Paul McCobb into your living room, your signed first editions won’t be the only items making a statement. 

Find barrister bookcases, Globe Wernicke bookcases, bookcases with doors and other vintage and antique bookcases on 1stDibs now.

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