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Bookcases For Sale
Large Bleached Oak French Bookcase Display Cabinet, circa 1890
Located in Round Top, TX
This dramatic bleached oak bookcase or display cabinet has three long glass panels and stands 8' tall. Notice the highly carved columns, crown (with lion heads), and 3 drawer fronts ...
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Late 19th Century French French Provincial Antique Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

Antique Traditional Mahogany Petite Lawyer Library Bookcase Bookshelf 36"
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique mahogany bookshelf or bookcase featuring petite rectangular form with three shelves. Dimensions: 24" x 10 5/8" x 35 3/4"
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Early 20th Century Bookcases

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Mahogany

Unique Danish design rosewood bookcase by Arne vodder for Sibast furniture 1958
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Discover the pinnacle of mid-century modern sophistication with the Arne Vodder rosewood bookcase, featuring two glass sliding doors with aluminium grips, crafted in 1958 for Sibast ...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Metal

Post Modern Sculptural Asymmetrical Open Bookcase Room Divider in Steel
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Storage unit or room divider, lacquered steel, Italy, 1970s This captivating bookcase hails from Italy, a period marked by a break from traditional forms and a playful embrace of sp...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Steel

Midcentury Freestanding Bookcase in Teak by Kurt Østervig, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Bookcase in teak designed by Kurt Østervig M.A.A. for K.P furniture in 1960s. Made in Denmark, great condition.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Midcentury bookcases mod. Joy by Achille Castiglioni, Italy 1980
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Iconic freestanding rotating shelf bookcases model "Joy" designed by Achille Castiglioni. Their originality lies in the movement of the shelves made with extreme simplicity: multipl...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Metal

Marbelicious, contemporary collectible bookcase small in Guatemala marble
Located in Frascati, RM
Marbelicious is research and balance of contrasts. A system with fluid aesthetics and geometric rhythm. The irregular shapes enter into dialogue with the material, helping to discove...
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2010s Italian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Marble

Midcentury Freestanding Bookcase in Teak by Kurt Østervig, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Bookcase in teak designed by Kurt Østervig M.A.A. for K.P furniture in 1960s. Made in Denmark, great condition.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Brass

20th Century Italian Modern Freestanding Walnut Bookshelf - Vintage Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A freestanding, vintage Art Deco Italian bookshelf made of hand crafted polished Walnut, in good condition. The small library cabinet, rack is composed with four storage spaces which...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Walnut

Danish Rosewood Bookcase
Located in Bristol, GB
A stylish bookcase in rosewood from Denmark with adjustable shelves, allowing for custom arrangement. The bookcase showcases fantastic grain detailing.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Rosewood

Italian Mid-Century Modern Wardrobe in Walnut
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Wardrobe, walnut, brass, Italy, 1960s Introducing a wonderful piece of mid-century design: a large and beautiful wardrobe crafted in Italy in the 1960s. This exquisite highboard, ma...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Wood, Walnut

Mid Century Three Shelf Walnut Bookcase
Located in Freehold, NJ
This mid century modern bookcase features hardwood oak construction, original dark walnut finish, and a three shelf design offering ample media storage or display space. 
Dimensions:...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Oak, Walnut

VINTAGE YEW WOOD DISPLAY CABINET BOOKCASE WiTH ADJUSTABLE SHELVES
Located in Pulborough, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this Vintage Yew Wood Display Cabinet Bookcase With Adjustable Shelves. A stunning piece of furniture that exudes timeless elegance and craftsma...
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20th Century British Bookcases

Materials

Yew

English Oak Glazed Haberdashery Cabinet
Located in Staffordshire, GB
circa 1920 English Oak Glazed Haberdashery Cabinet sku 1838B Width 88cm x Depth 39cm x Height 228cm Shelf 30cm Weight 75kg
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20th Century Bookcases

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Oak

Special bookcase, unique piece, Design by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Bookcase made of solid wood covered with gauze and then lacquered in white color with No. 4 shelves illuminated with Led strip.
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2010s Italian Bookcases

Materials

Wood

Large French Bleached Oak Bookcase Three Door Display Cabinet, Circa 1890
Located in Round Top, TX
This large bleached oak bookcase or display cabinet has three long glass panels with heavy carved panels on bottom and stands over 8' tall. Ideal for display of books or any collecti...
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Late 19th Century French Country Antique Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Large Mahogany Bookcase Display Cabinet, Denmark circa 1880
Located in Round Top, TX
Large 6.5' tall/8.5' wide mahogany wood bookcase display or large display cabinet. Entire cabinet is built in two sections with four upper glass doors over four paneled cabinet doors...
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Late 19th Century Danish Empire Antique Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

French Louis XVI Style Bookcase
Located in Austin, TX
Bookcase from France in the Louis XVI style. This piece is ebonized and finished with a lustrous, museum-quality French polish. There are three doors that open to adjustable interior...
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1920s French Louis XVI Vintage Bookcases

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

George III Mahogany Breakfront/Bookcase
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a stately English George III breakfront, the cornice with molded edge and gothic molding is situated over four glazed cabinet doors with geomet...
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Early 19th Century English George III Antique Bookcases

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Mahogany

Antique! Pair of restored mahogany bookcases from around 1880, two glass-fronted
Located in Lüdinghausen, DE
Antique Pair of Display Cabinets - England Circa 1900 Listing Details: Item: Pair of Display Cabinets Origin: England Circa: 1900 Dimensions: Height: 168 cm (66.1 inches) Width...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Bookcases

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Mahogany

Italian Art Deco Parchment and Black Lacquer Bookcase
Located in Meda, MB
This beautiful Art Deco style bookcase was produced in Italy in the 1980s. The structure is completely black lacquered, while the frontal profiles are in parchment. It has been c...
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1980s Italian Art Deco Vintage Bookcases

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Lacquer, Parchment Paper

Parete Attrezzata Regolabile in Due Moduli Separabili - Italia - Anni '60
Located in Milano, IT
Questa libreria di design, risalente agli anni ‘60 e prodotta in Italia, rappresenta un elegante esempio di arredamento modulare dell’epoca. Con un’altezza di 280 cm, la struttura è ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Metal

Pair, White Painted Pine Bookcases Display Cabinets, Hungary circa 1890
Located in Round Top, TX
Pair of pine antique bookcases with adjustable interior shelving. The unique configuration of each cabinet incudes an upper single door with 20.75" interior width and two upper doors...
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Late 19th Century Hungarian Gustavian Antique Bookcases

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Glass, Pine, Paint

Large English Oak Glazed Bookcase Cabinet
Located in Staffordshire, GB
circa 1900 Large English Oak Glazed Bookcase Cabinet sku 1856 Width 173cm x Depth 48cm x Height 233cm Shelf depth 33cm Weight 132kg
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Early 20th Century Bookcases

Materials

Oak

7' Foot Tall Dakota Jackson "Ocean" Espresso Oak Bookcase Display Cabinet
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Large 7' foot tall "Ocean" espresso oak bookcase/display cabinet by Dakota Jackson. The cabinet features Faceted geometric lines with doors in grain oak frames with glass panels and ...
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1980s American Vintage Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Wood

Vintage Danish Teak Shelving System by Poul Cadovius, 1960s.
Located in Asaa, DK
Danish Mid-Century Modern 2 bay wall unit Model Royal by Poul Cadovius for Cado Denmark. This unit consists of: - 1 Upright in stained beech, height 148.5 cm - 2 Uprights in stained...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Teak

Custom George III Style White-Painted Bookcase
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a lovely custom white-painted George III style bookcase with a shaped cornice and dentil molding over four doors with geometric glazed mullions. The bottom section contains ...
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Late 20th Century American George III Bookcases

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Wood

Black Painted Pine Bookcase Display Cabinet, Hungary circa 1880
Located in Round Top, TX
Black painted pine bookcase with crown molding and fluted side column accents standing just under 7' tall. Restored, later professionally painted in black and lightly distressed to ...
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Late 19th Century Hungarian Country Antique Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Pine, Paint

Franco Albini LB7 bookcase for Poggi Pavia, Italy, 1950s
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
The LB7 bookshelf, designed by Franco Albini in 1957, is crafted from die-cast aluminum, rosewood, and brass. This iconic piece, a symbol of Italian design, has been imitated countle...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

vintage bookcase cupboard Swedish teak
Located in GRONINGEN, NL
vintage bookcase cupboard Swedish teak period 60's design unknown Sweden condition good light signs of use size 100 x 85 x 28 (hxwxd) details ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Bookcases

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Teak

Osvaldo Borsani anodized aluminum, wood, and Resinflex E60 bookshelf Italy 1950s
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
The E60 bookshelf, crafted from anodized aluminum, wood, and Resinflex, is a distinguished model designed by the renowned Osvaldo Borsani and produced by Tecno in the 1950s. Minimal...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Aluminum

Restored Vittorio Dassi Wall Unit - Iconic 1950s Italian Bookcase
Located in Rome, IT
Experience the elegance of the 1950s with this restored wall unit designed by Vittorio Dassi, a true piece of Italian mid-century modern craftsmanship. Perfectly marrying form and fu...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Wood

Modernist bookcase by Jan Teeken, Netherlands 1970s
Located in ECHT, NL
One of a kind modernist bookcase. Designed by Dutch architect Jan Teeken in the 1970s. Designed in the manner of designs by Gerrit Rietveld with great eye for detail in the connectio...
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Mid-20th Century Bauhaus Bookcases

Materials

Wood

Painted Bookcases with a Broken Pediment Handmade in Chicago in Any Dimension
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Neoclassical designed Bookcases hand-made to order in your specific dimensions and color palette. The pair of custom Bookcases were made by our inhouse Old Plank woodworking ...
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2010s American Neoclassical Bookcases

Materials

Wood, Paint

Postmodern Antidesign: Steel bookcases, W. Laubersheimer, for Pentagon 1980s
Located in Renens, CH
The "Verspanntes Regal" is a Postmodern shelf designed by Wolfgang Laubersheimer for the Pentagon Group in 1984. Pentagon, embraced an artistic approach to the objects they designe...
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1980s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

Materials

Steel

Midcentury Artona bookcase by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Maxalto, Italy 1970
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Stunning Artona bookcase designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Maxalto in Italy in 1970. This iconic piece present several shelves, some closed by a bevelled glass with leather hand...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Leather, Rosewood

Modern Etagere in Reclaimed 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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20th Century Organic Modern Bookcases

Materials

Wood

Carlo De Carli modular bookcase by Fiarm, Italy, 1970s
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
Large modular bookcase in curved and lacquered plywood, designed by Carlo de Carli, produced by Fiarm in the 1960s. A playful modular bookcase composed of curved plywood, showcased ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Plywood

Midcentury Italian Teak Modular Wall Unit with Adjustable Height and Brass
Located in Rome, IT
Crafted from the finest teak wood, this modular Wall Unit features a sophisticated system of pressure mounting between the floor and ceiling, ensuring stability and adaptability to a...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Brass, Iron

Small Georgian Mahogany Secretaire Bookcase
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An Extremely Good Quality 18th Century, Georgian, Chippendale Period, Mahogany Library Bookcase, Of Attractive Small Proportions, Having Inlaid Decoration To Cornice Over Pair Of 13 ...
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Mid-18th Century English Chippendale Antique Bookcases

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Mahogany

18th Century Italian Pair of Baroque Pinewood Libraries - Antique Book Cabinets
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early 18th Century, pair of antique Italian Baroque libraries or shelved cabinets made of hand crafted Pinewood with a weathered burgundy colored speckled patina, in good conditio...
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Early 18th Century Italian Baroque Antique Bookcases

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Mirror, Pine

English Oak Glazed Haberdashery Cabinet
Located in Staffordshire, GB
circa 1900 English Oak Glazed Haberdashery Cabinet sku 1840 W135 x D59 x H213 cm Weight 150 kg
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Early 20th Century Bookcases

Materials

Oak

19th Century French Provencal Pine Library Bookcase - Antique Buffet Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A 19th Century, antique French Provencal style library bookcase made of hand crafted painted Pinewood, in good condition. The medium sized two part buffet cabinet, cupboard is compos...
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Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Antique Bookcases

Materials

Metal, Wire

Black Pine Bookcase Display Cabinet, circa 1890
Located in Round Top, TX
Black painted pine bookcase with crown molding and fluted side column accents. Restored, later professionally painted in black and lightly distressed to fit the age and grace of thi...
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Late 19th Century Hungarian Country Antique Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Pine, Paint

Classy Medium Bookshelf by Pastform
Located in Geneve, CH
Classy Medium Bookshelf by Pastform Dimensions: D 25 x W 100 x H 165 cm. Materials: Stained and varnished wood. Available in different wood color finishes: Whiskey, Rum, BPA, Nobel,...
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2010s Polish Post-Modern Bookcases

Materials

Wood

Mid-20th Century Partial Ebonized Mahogany Low Bookcase
Located in Germantown, MD
Mid-20th Century Partial Ebonized Mahogany Low Bookcase. Measures 22.5" in width, 9.5" in depth and 31" in height. Shelves height is 12".
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

Mid-Century Nisse Strinning string design wall unit , 1960s
Located in Delft, NL
Mid-Century Nisse Strinning string design wall unit , 1960s Dimensions: 158cm Width, 77cm Height , 30cm Depth Condition: Good Period: 1960’s Material: Wood , metal
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bookcases

Materials

Metal

Very Fine 19th C. Louis Philippe Style French Mahogany Bibiotheque #2
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A tall and quite elegant bibliotheque made in two parts with Barley Twist supports. The top with carved angular cornice details and double glazed doors with four adjustable interior ...
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Antique Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

Arts Nouveau Revolving Bookcase
Located in Altrincham, GB
early 20th century Arts Nouveau square revolving bookcase, inlaid with stylised tulip motifs - Probably Liberty & Co. - 18" x18" x 28"h
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Early 1900s English Art Nouveau Antique Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

Danish Modern Teak Bookcase by Johannes Sorth for Nexø, 1960s.
Located in Asaa, DK
Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Bookcase by Johannes Sorth for Nexø Møbelfabrik, 1960s. This Classic Scandinavian Modern bookcase was designed by Danish master carpenter Johannes Sorth for Nexø Møbelfabrik, Bornholm, Denmark. The idea was to create different versions of bookcases with shelves, cabinet or drawers but all with the same exterior width and height. It was produced in five different versions, and this version features all shelves, four of which are height adjustable. It can stand alone or be combined with other book cases from the same series. Standing on round tapered legs in solid oak. The profile of the bookcase tapers towards the top, which adds to the elegance and lightness of the design. Versatile shelving system with ample space for lots of books...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bookcases

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Teak

Mina Graphite
Located in Pesaro, IT
Unmistakably modern in its clean lines and harmonious contrasts, this bookcase makes for a superb addition to living rooms or studies. A deep shade of gray was selected for the lacqu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Bookcases

Materials

Lacquer

Danish Modern Teak Bookcases by Johannes Sorth for Nexø, 1960s. Set of 2.
Located in Asaa, DK
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Bookcases by Johannes Sorth for Nexø Møbelfabrik, 1960s. This Classic Scandinavian Modern bookcase was designed by Danish master carpenter Johannes Sorth for Nexø Møbelfabrik, Bornholm, Denmark. The idea was to create different versions of bookcases with shelves, cabinet or drawers but all with the same exterior width and height. It was produced in five different versions, and this version features all shelves, three of which are height adjustable. They can stand alone or be combined with other book cases from the same series. Standing on round tapered legs in solid oak. The profile of the bookcases tapers towards the top, which adds to the elegance and lightness of the design. Versatile shelving system with ample space for lots of books...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bookcases

Materials

Teak

Libreria Modulare in Legno Laccato - Carlo De Carli per Fiarm - Italia - Anni 70
Located in Milano, IT
La libreria in foto, attribuita a Carlo De Carli, prodotta da Fiarm negli anni '70 del XX secolo, è composta da due corpi distinti ma offre la possibilità di unirli in un unico eleme...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Bookcases

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Bentwood

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

Materials

Wood

Hand Painted Marlboro Dresser, 1990s USA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful 5 drawer dresser hand painted to resemble a pack of Marlboro cigarettes. Drexel dresser used by the artist with original branding on back and inside drawer. Wonderful detai...
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1990s American Bookcases

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Modern Chrome Etagere
Located in Freehold, NJ
This mid century modern chrome etagere features unique shaped polished chrome frame. Glass shelves not included. Dimensions: 42w 16d 79h Condition: Original chrome finish is in goo...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Chrome

Contemporary Bookcase Floor to Ceiling Storage Unit Metal Marble Bookshelf Green
Located in Milan, IT
Bookcase 01 Floor to ceiling bookcase featuring 3 back-painted glass doors colored in green tones, Cipollino marble top, lacquered wooden interior and metal shelving. Each of the thr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Bookcases

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Marble, Metal

Mid Century Modern Teak Small Bookshelf in Scandinavian style, Italy 1960's
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
Mid Century Modern Teak Small Bookshelf in Scandinavian style- Manufactured in Itay in the 1960 's. The item is made of four teak shelves framed on a black painted iron structure. R...
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1960s Italian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bookcases

Materials

Brass, Iron

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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