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ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE

Emerging in reaction to industrialization and mass production, the Arts and Crafts movement celebrated handcrafted design as a part of daily life. The history of Arts and Crafts furniture has roots in 1860s England with an emphasis on natural motifs and simple flourishes like mosaics and carvings. This work is characterized by plain construction that showcases the hand of the artisan.

The earliest American Arts and Crafts furniture dates back to the start of the 20th century. Designers working in this style in the United States initially looked to ideas put forth by The Craftsman, a magazine published by Wisconsin native Gustav Stickley, a furniture maker and founder of the Craftsman style. Stickley’s furniture was practical and largely free of ornament. His Craftsman style drew on French Art Nouveau as well as the work he encountered on his travels in England. There, the leading designers of the Arts and Crafts movement included William Morris, who revived historical techniques such as embroidery and printed fabrics in his furnishings, and Charles Voysey, whose minimal approach was in contrast to the ornamentation favored in the Victorian era.

American Arts and Crafts work would come to involve a range of influences unified by an elevation of traditional craftsmanship. The furniture was often built from sturdy woods like oak and mahogany while featuring details such as inlaid metal, tooled leather and ceramic tiles. The style in the United States was led by Stickley, whose clean-lined chairs and benches showcased the grain of the wood, and furniture maker Charles Rohlfs, who was informed by international influences like East Asian and French Art Nouveau design.

Hubs in America included several utopian communities such as Rose Valley in Pennsylvania and the Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony in New York, where craftspeople made furniture that prioritized function over any decoration. Their work would influence designers and architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, who built some of the most elegant and iconic structures in the United States and likewise embraced a thoughtful use of materials in his furniture.

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Style: Arts and Crafts
Contemporary Cyclopedia Bookshelf in Powder Coated Metal and Yellow Terrazzo
Located in Istanbul, TR
The design for Cyclopedia stems from the high wheel bicycles of the 1870s. Unlike most bookshelves, Cyclopedia differentiates itself through its portable structure. This unique piece...
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2010s Turkish Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Terrazzo

Antique & Good Size Early 1900s Tiger Oak Revolving Bookcase on Original Wheels
Located in Lisse, NL
Striking and sizeable oak bookcase with a gallery on top. Back in the earliest years of the 20th century not many people learned how to read. Even less people had the means to buy t...
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19th Century Dutch Antique Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Crafts Mahogany Single Door Bookcase Circa 1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts bookcase offers mahogany construction with single glass door opening to adjustable shelf interior, raised on square and slightly tapered legs, c1910 Mea...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Mahogany, Glass

Stunning Square Rotating Bookcase Stand Side Table with Arts & Crafts Style
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful square mahogany multi functional bookcase, magazine stand and end table that revolves 360 degrees! Top is a gorgeous bookmatched mahogany with central inlaid medallion, whi...
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1940s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Mahogany

Antique Berkey & Gay Arts & Crafts Mahogany Double Bookcase, Circa 1900
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts double bookcase By Berkey & Gay USA, Circa 1900 Carved mahogany, with mullioned glass front doors. Measures: 48"W x 14.25"D x 58.25"H. ...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Glass, Mahogany

Solid Cherry Arts & Crafts Style Credenza & Book Shelves
By Robert Thorpe
Located in Hingham, MA
PLEASE NOTE THE LARGER OF THE TWO IS ON HOLD THROUGH JULY 1, 2021 New York architect, Robert Thorpe, designed and built book cases in the arts & crafts style. Solid cherry. Each un...
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1990s American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Cherry

Crotto n°3 bookshelf, lacquered bentwood shelf/bookshelf by 13 Desserts
Located in HYÈRES, FR
Crotto n°2 bookshelf, lacquered bentwood shelf/bookshelf by 13 Desserts. Unique piece designed and produced by Thomas DEFOUR. Crotto is a bendable plywood shelf or bookshelf. The ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Bentwood

Cyclopedia Bookshelf in Bordeaux Powder Coated Metal and Gray Terrazzo
Located in Istanbul, TR
The design for Cyclopedia stems from the high wheel bicycles of the 1870s. Unlike most bookshelves, Cyclopedia differentiates itself through its portable structure. This unique piece...
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2010s Turkish Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Terrazzo

Revolving Bookcase by Mackintosh Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Located in London, GB
Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) was a Scottish architect who created a distinctly original design style that was both lyrical and sleekly modern. Within his architectural schem...
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Early 1900s European Antique Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Wood, Glass

Crotto n°2 bookshelf, lacquered bentwood shelf/bookshelf by 13 Desserts
Located in HYÈRES, FR
Crotto n°2 bookshelf, lacquered bentwood shelf/bookshelf by 13 Desserts Unique piece designed and produced by Thomas DEFOUR. Crotto is a bendable plywood shelf or bookshelf. The man...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Bentwood

Antique Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Triple Door Bookcase, Circa 1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts enclosed bookcase offers quarter sawn oak construction with three glass doors opening to divided and adjustable shelved interiors, raised on square and str...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak, Glass

Portable Polished Brass and Mahogany Cyclopedia Bookshelf with Wheels
Located in Istanbul, TR
The design for Cyclopedia stems from the high wheel bicycles of the 1870s. Unlike most bookshelves, Cyclopedia differentiates itself through its portable structure. This unique piece...
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2010s Turkish Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Early 20th Century Arts & Crafts Rotating Bookcase, C.1900-1910
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early 20th century Arts & Crafts rotating bookcase, C.1900-1910 Handsome bookcase on a rotating base Measures: 24" square x 58.5" high The top shows a minor split in the woo...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Macey Four Stack Barrister Bookcase Circa 1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts Mission barrister bookcase attributed to Macey offers quarter sawn oak construction with four stacks, each having pull-out glass doors, seated on ogee base...
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Early 20th Century Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Gunn Mahogany Four Stack Barrister Bookcase circa 1890
By GUNN
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts & Crafts barrister bookcase by Gunn offers mahogany construction with four stacks, each having pull out glass doors and seated on ogee base as photographed, c1890 ...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany, Glass

Antique Mission Arts and Crafts Mahogany Three-Stack Barrister Bookcase by Macey
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Mission Arts & Crafts mahogany three-stack barrister bookcase By Macey USA, Circa 1920s Measures: 34.38"W x 11.38"D x 49.13"H. Good original vintage condition.
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1920s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Antique Arts & Crafts Globe Wernicke Four Stack Oak Barrister Bookcase c1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts barrister bookcase by Globe Wernicke offers quarter sawn oak construction with four stacks, each having pull-out glass doors, and raised on square and stra...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Gunn Oak Six-Stack Barrister Bookcase, C1910
By GUNN
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts & Crafts sectional barrister bookcase by Gunn offers quarter sawn oak construction with six sections each having pull out glass doors and raised on ogee base, maker l...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Oak, Glass

Antique Large & Meaningful Oak Bookcase / Vitrine Cabinet with Owl Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
Remarkable design bookcase or cupboard with stunning owl sculptures. This large size, grand and impressive in appearance cabinet is another great example of the workmanship of some ...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Brass, Bronze

Antique Oak Four-Stack Barrister Bookcase by Macey, circa 1920s
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique oak four-stack barrister bookcase By Macey USA, circa 1920s Measures: 34" W x 12.5" D x 60" H. Very good original vintage condition.
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Quarter Sawn Oak Single Door Bookcase, circa 1920
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts & Crafts enclosed bookcase offers quarter sawn oak construction with single glass door opening to adjustable shelf interior and raised on stylized cabriole feet, c192...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Macey Mission Oak Stack Barrister Bookcase, c1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts & Crafts Mission Barrister bookcase by Macey offers oak construction with four stacks, each having pull out glass doors and seated on ogee base with drawer, maker lab...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

Stylish and Practical Hand Carved Wooden Arts & Crafts Style Revolving Bookcase
Located in Lisse, NL
Great looking Arts & Crafts style bookcase. This Arts & Crafts design revolving bookcase rotates perfectly and it is in superb condition. We found this rare specimen in a home wit...
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20th Century European Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Rare Arts & Crafts Wide Quarter Sawn Oak Barrister's Cabinet with Jotters
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Solid oak Arts & Crafts Barrister's cabinet with sliding glass doors that glide effortlessly and sunken brass handles. Separates at the mid point and features two knobbed pull out le...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak

Small Antique English Bookcase Display Shelf Cabinet Carved Oak c. 1920s
Located in Tyler, TX
BEAUTIFUL Antique English Oak Freestanding Display Shelf, Cabinet or Bookcase ~~c. 1920s PERFECT for displaying your favorite antique collectibles or use as a bookcase~~top surfac...
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1920s English Vintage Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Oak

Antique Globe Wernicke Mahogany Six-Stack Barrister Bookcases, Circa 1890s
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of antique Arts & Crafts six-stack lawyer bookcases By Globe Wernicke USA, Circa 1890s Mahogany, with glass doors and brass hardware. Measures: 33.75"W x ...
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Late 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Liberty & Co Arts & Crafts Japanese Carved Fruitwood Open Bookcase
Located in Norwich, GB
A Japanese fruitwood carved small open bookcase, retailed by Liberty & Co. Circa 1900. These were commissioned by Liberty & Co, and hand-carved in Japan. The firm imported Middle ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Fruitwood

Antique Globe Wernicke Arts & Crafts Mahogany Double Barrister Bookcase
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare antique Arts & Crafts four-stack double barrister bookcase By Globe Wernicke USA, Circa 1900 Mahogany, with glass front doors. Measures: 51.13"W x 12.75"D x 61.38"...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Antique Arts & Crafts Oak Two-Door Enclosed Bookcase, C1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts & Crafts enclosed bookcase offers quarter sawn oak construction with double glass doors opening to interior with adjustable shelves, raised on stylized bracket feet, ...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Oak, Glass

Arts and Crafts Oak Open Bookcase
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Arts and Crafts Oak open bookcase. Great to display pottery. Top is 16x16" square and stands 43" tall. Dark Arts and Crafts original finish. Some age appropriate wear and minor stain...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Gunn Mahogany Double Barrister Bookcase, C1910
By GUNN
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts & Crafts barrister double bookcase offers mahogany construction with five stacks having pull-out glass doors and seated on an ogee base, maker label as photographed, ...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Antique Arts & Crafts Globe Wernicke Three-Stack Oak Barrister Bookcase, c1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts Barrister bookcase by Globe Wernicke offers quarter sawn oak construction with three stacks, each having pull out glass doors, raised on ogee base having s...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Danner Revolving Mahogany Presentation Bookcase 1900
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts Danner revolving bookcase offers mahogany construction with slat sides and lift-top presentation platform, c1900 Measures- 43.5''H x 20''W x 20''D. Catal...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Three-Stack Barrister Bookcase, C1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts & Crafts Mission barrister bookcase in the manner of Globe Wernicke offers quarter sawn oak construction with three stacks, each having pull-out glass doors, and rais...
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20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Morris and Co. An Arts and Crafts Breakfront Bookcase Designed by George Jack
Located in London, GB
Morris and Co. A fine mahogany Arts and Crafts breakfront bookcase designed by George W Jack An exceptional quality bookcase, what we have come to expect of all Morris and Co furnitu...
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1890s English Antique Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

Two Arts & Crafts Oak Bookcases with Stylized Pewter, Ebonized & Sycamore Inlays
Located in London, GB
An Arts & Crafts oak bookcase with a flaring cornice, leaded glazed doors with circular details to the tops, the lower cupboard with stylized floral inlays using a combination of pew...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Pewter

Liberty & Co. an English Arts & Crafts Oak Bookcase, with Shaped Upper Details
Located in London, GB
Liberty & Co. An English Arts & Crafts oak bookcase, with shaped upper details. to the top, leaded glass door to the cupboard, and three open adjustable shelves below, retaining its...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak

Arts & Crafts Oak Barrister Bookcase with Drop Front Secretary Desk, circa 1920s
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts barrister bookcase with fall front secretary desk Recently procured from Frank Lloyd Wright's DeRhodes House Attributed to Globe Wernicke US...
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1920s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Globe Wernicke Stack Barrister Bookcase, C1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts Mission barrister bookcase by Globe Wernicke offers quarter sawn oak construction with five stacks each having slide out doors and seated on ogee base, mak...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Mission Oak Arts & Crafts Double Bookcase with Leaded Glass Doors, Circa 1900
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Mission Arts & Crafts period bookcase cabinet In the manner of Stickley USA, Circa 1900 Carved quarter sawn oak, with leaded glass doors. Measures: 47....
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Four-Stack Lundstrom Barrister Bookcase c1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts & Crafts Mission barrister bookcase by Lundstrom offers quarter sawn oak construction with four stacks, each having pull-out glass doors, raised on ogee base, and mak...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak, Glass

Antique Arts & Crafts Mission Stickley School Oak Tapered Bookshelf, circa 1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts Mission bookshelf in the manner of Stickley offers oak construction with five tiered shelves and sides having cutout legs, c1910. Measures- 34.5''H x 21...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Viking Mahogany & Leaded Glass Barrister Bookcase, C1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts barrister bookcase by Viking offers mahogany construction with three stacks, each having leaded glass pull-out doors, seated on ogee base with long drawer,...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Mahogany, Glass

Arts and Crafts Irish Open Front Oak Slope-Shelf Bookcase
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Arts and Crafts Irish open front oak slope-shelf bookcase. This Oak bookcase has 2 open slope-shelves at the top and a flat shelf at the bottom The shelf is carved with shamrock...
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Late 19th Century Antique Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak

Rare Piece of Progressive Arts and Crafts Furniture, Bookcase
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A Rare Piece of Progressive Arts and Crafts furniture, in golden oak and stained glass This Large Bookcase has a remarkable and stylish design, typical of the late Victorian era a...
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Late 19th Century Antique Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak

1920’s English Oak Minty Style Modular Stacking 4 Tier Glazed Bookcase
Located in Sherborne, GB
Oak Minty of Oxford style, modular, stacking, glazed bookcase in four sections. Excellent condition with hand blown glass glazed doors and brass handles. The lower base section is ...
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Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

Oak Arts & Crafts Art Nouveau Bookcase with Inlay, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful and rare Arts & Crafts Art Nouveau bookcase. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Solid oak with original brass handles on both doors. Two solid oak shelves adjustable ...
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Brass

Liberty & Co Attributed, Arts & Crafts Book Stand with Moorish Turned Decoration
Located in London, GB
Liberty & Co. attributed. Made by William Birch. An Arts & Crafts three-tier book stand with Moorish turned lattice work decoration to the sides with turned legs united by a turned ...
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1890s English Antique Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Globe Wernicke Barrister Stack Bookcase C1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts & Crafts Mission barrister bookcase by Globe Wernicke offers quarter sawn oak construction with three stacks each having pull-out glass doors over base with square an...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak, Glass

Arts & Crafts Large Golden Oak Open Bookcase
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Arts & Crafts large golden oak open bookcase This is an excellently designed piece, it is very much in the Arts & Crafts style, with a decorative cornice The book case is made in...
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Late 19th Century Antique Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak

Antique Edwardian Golden Oak Revolving Library Bookcase with Bookrest
Located in Norwich, GB
An antique Edwardian golden oak revolving library bookcase with slide out book rest. Sits on brass castors. Circa 1900. The bookcase is larger than most and retains the original l...
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Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Globe Wernicke School Barrister Bookcase C1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts Mission barrister bookcase in the manner of Globe Wernicke offers quarter sawn oak construction with four stacks, each having pull out glass shelves, raise...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak, Glass

Antique Arts and Crafts Oak Five-Stack Barrister Bookcase with Leaded Glass
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Arts & Crafts five-stack barrister bookcase with leaded glass By Lundstrom USA, Circa 1900 Quartersawn oak, with glass front doors and original brass hard...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Brass

Arts & Crafts Mission Mahogany Globe Wernicke School Barrister Bookcase c1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts Mission barrister bookcase in the manner of Globe Wernicke offers mahogany construction with three stacks, each having pull out glass shelves, raised on sq...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Glass, Mahogany

Antique Arts & Crafts Oak Danner Sliding Door Barrister Bookcase, circa 1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts & Crafts bookcase by Danner offers quarter sawn oak construction with cases having sliding glass doors opening to divided and adjustable shelf interiors, raised on og...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak, Glass

Arts & Crafts Handmade Dark Oak Compact 3 Tiered Bookshelf
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Circa 1910 Elegant and compact Arts & Crafts 3 tiered bookshelf with subtle workmanship and clean lines in dark, quarter sawn solid oak. Ideal for a small space/nook.
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak

Arts and Crafts Open Front Oak Bookcase
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Arts and Crafts Open Front Oak bookcase. This Oak bookcase has 4 shelves, the top has a neat pierced gallery and it stands on a pegged base The bookcase is in good attractive con...
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Late 19th Century Antique Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Oak

Stickley Mission Oak Arts & Crafts Bookcase Cabinet
Located in South Bend, IN
A beautiful Mission oak Arts & Crafts bookcase cabinet By Stickley USA, Circa 1990s Solid oak, with mullioned glass front doors, and hammered copper hardware. Measures: 5...
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Late 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Copper

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