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French Art Deco Bronze Cat & Dog Bookends, 1930s
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco Bookends, France, 1930's. Bronze and marble. The dog tries to catch the cat who has taken refuge on a pile of books. Measures: Each bookend - Height: 5.9"(15cm), Widt...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Bookends

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Marble, Bronze

  • French Art Deco Bronze Cat & Dog Bookends, 1930s
  • French Art Deco Bronze Cat & Dog Bookends, 1930s
  • French Art Deco Bronze Cat & Dog Bookends, 1930s
  • French Art Deco Bronze Cat & Dog Bookends, 1930s
H 5.91 in. W 3.94 in. D 2.84 in.
Bronze Cat Bookends
Located in London, GB
An unusual pair of Art Deco, patinated bronze bookends in the form of stylized, stretching cats.
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Vintage 1930s Unknown Art Deco Bookends

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Bronze

  • Bronze Cat Bookends
  • Bronze Cat Bookends
  • Bronze Cat Bookends
  • Bronze Cat Bookends
H 7.88 in. W 2.76 in. D 5.91 in.
Chat et Dogue Art Deco Bookends of a Cat and a Dog from Max Le Verrier
By Max Le Verrier
Located in Baden-Baden, DE
“Chat et Dogue” (French: cat and dog) Original “Max Le Verrier”, signed Art Deco style, France Sculpture made in “Régule” (spelter) Green patina - Handwork, patina could be dif...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Bookends

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Marble, Spelter

Cubist Cat Bookends by Franjou, France, 1930s
By Franjou
Located in Antwerp, BE
Cubist Art Deco Bookends with Cats. These animal bookends have gold patinated metal – spelter cats mounted on marble bases. Both bookends with cat sculptures are signed by Franjo...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Bookends

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Marble, Spelter

  • Cubist Cat Bookends by Franjou, France, 1930s
  • Cubist Cat Bookends by Franjou, France, 1930s
  • Cubist Cat Bookends by Franjou, France, 1930s
  • Cubist Cat Bookends by Franjou, France, 1930s
H 5.71 in. W 3.23 in. D 4.14 in.
Pair of Art Deco Cat Bookends
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
8-219 pair of cast metal cat bookends in the Art Deco style.
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Vintage 1940s Animal Sculptures

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Metal

  • Pair of Art Deco Cat Bookends
  • Pair of Art Deco Cat Bookends
  • Pair of Art Deco Cat Bookends
  • Pair of Art Deco Cat Bookends
H 8 in. W 3.25 in. D 3.25 in.
Art Deco Bronze Cat Bookends by Louis Riche, France, 1920
By Louis Riché
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very beautiful pair of Art Deco bronze bookends with stretching cats on a black marble base. The pair is signed by Louis Riche (1877-1949), a famous French animalier who specialized ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Max Le Verrier Bookends Statues of Dog and Cat French Art Deco
By Max Le Verrier
Located in Oakland, CA
A pair of Art Deco figural bookends in the shape of a cat and bulldog by the French artist Max Le Verrier. These are silvered finish and arrived without the marble base. We were able...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Metal

Pair of Art Deco Cat Bookends by M. Font, 1935
By M. Font
Located in Antwerp, BE
Description: 
Art Deco patinated metal cat bookends. Artist/ Maker:
 M. Font. Signature/ Marks: M. Font. Style:
 Art Deco. Date:
 1935. Material: Green patinated metal. 
Co...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Bookends

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Marble, Metal

  • Pair of Art Deco Cat Bookends by M. Font, 1935
  • Pair of Art Deco Cat Bookends by M. Font, 1935
  • Pair of Art Deco Cat Bookends by M. Font, 1935
  • Pair of Art Deco Cat Bookends by M. Font, 1935
H 3.35 in. W 5.91 in. D 2.56 in.
Art Deco Cubist Cat Bookends by Franjou, France, 1930s
By Franjou
Located in Antwerp, BE
Stylish Art Deco bookends with cats. These French cubist bookends are signed by Franjou and date 1930s . The cats made of gold patinated metal, spelter are mounted on marble base. ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Bookends

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Marble, Metal

Art Deco Cat and Bulldog Bookends by Rochard, France, 1930
By Irénée Rochard
Located in Antwerp, BE
Art Deco silvered metal bookends with cat and bulldog. By Irenée Rochard. Signature: 
Rochard. Style:
 Art Deco. Date:
 1930. Material: 
Silvered metal.
 Portor marble bas...
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20th Century French Art Deco Bookends

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Marble, Metal

Bronze Art Deco Bookends French Bulldog and Cat by H. Vandaele.
Located in Antwerp, BE
Fedex shipping: $ 155. A pair of silvered bronze art deco bookends, French bulldog and cat by H. Vandaele. Cubist influence.
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Early 20th Century French Bookends

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Bronze

Art Deco Cats
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of art deco decorative cats. Each measure 5" wide, 2 3/4" deep and 8" high. Made of die cast metal.
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Vintage 1930s American Bookends

  • Art Deco Cats
  • Art Deco Cats
  • Art Deco Cats
  • Art Deco Cats
H 8 in. W 5 in. D 2.75 in.
Cubist Cats Bookends French 1930's
Located in Oakland, CA
Very interesting cubist style cat bookends. Nice Nickel finished over metal with a stoic posture, overlooking your world. Made in France circa 1930's with nice marble base. Measu...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Bookends

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Marble, Metal

  • Cubist Cats Bookends French 1930's
  • Cubist Cats Bookends French 1930's
  • Cubist Cats Bookends French 1930's
  • Cubist Cats Bookends French 1930's
H 6.25 in. W 3 in. D 5.25 in.
Walter Von Nessen Cat Bookends Chase Brass Bronze Signed USA 1930s Art Deco
By Walter Von Nessen
Located in New York, NY
Walter Von Nessen (1889-1943) brass cat bookends for Chase, USA, 1930s, machine age art deco. Iconic cat bookends in solid brass for the Chase Brass and Copper Co. of Waterbury Ct., ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Bookends

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Brass

Pair of Modernist Bronze Cat Bookends
Located in Essex, MA
A pair of sculptural bronze modernist cat book ends, each elegantly modeled with a cat sitting up, with its head turned. Abstracted and Minimalist, yet very expressive. Good weight.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Bookends

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Bronze

  • Pair of Modernist Bronze Cat Bookends
  • Pair of Modernist Bronze Cat Bookends
  • Pair of Modernist Bronze Cat Bookends
  • Pair of Modernist Bronze Cat Bookends
H 6.25 in. W 2.5 in. L 6.25 in.
Art Deco Bronze Cat Bookends by Louis Riche
By Louis Riché
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very beautiful pair of bronze bookends with two different cats lying on a wooden base. The pair is signed by Louis Riche, a famous French animalier who specialized in cat sculptures....
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Art Deco Bronze Cat Bookends by Louis Riche
  • Art Deco Bronze Cat Bookends by Louis Riche
  • Art Deco Bronze Cat Bookends by Louis Riche
  • Art Deco Bronze Cat Bookends by Louis Riche
H 5.71 in. W 5.91 in. D 4.34 in.
Pair of Art Deco Dog and Cat Chrome Bookends, circa 1935
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A pair of Art Deco bookends depicting a stylised seated dog watching a cat balanced on top of a wall which forms the end of the bookend, the dog cat and wall with a chrome finish and...
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Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Mounted Objects

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Chrome

Art Deco Bronze Bookends Cat and Mice on Books by Duchêne, France, 1920
By A. Duchêne 1
Located in Antwerp, BE
A lovely pair of bronze Art Deco bookends, cat and mice on books with beautiful original silver patina. Signed by the French artist A. Duchêne, circa 1920.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

French Art Deco Cat and Dog Bookends, 1930s
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco bookends, France, 1930s. Zebra wood and palm wood. Measures: Height 8.45"(21.5cm) cat, width 4.45"(11.3cm) dog, depth 2.25"(5.8cm). Incised signature "Prador" and ret...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Bookends

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Zebra Wood, Palmwood

  • French Art Deco Cat and Dog Bookends, 1930s
  • French Art Deco Cat and Dog Bookends, 1930s
  • French Art Deco Cat and Dog Bookends, 1930s
  • French Art Deco Cat and Dog Bookends, 1930s
H 8.47 in. W 4.45 in. D 2.29 in.
Art Deco Ceramic Cat Bookends A. Cytère for Rambervillers, 1931
By Rambervilliers
Located in Antwerp, BE
Lovely pair of ceramic cat bookends with iridescent glaze by A. Cytère for Rambervillers
, Unis France
 marked A. Schneider
. Artist / Maker: A. Cytère Rambervillers. Signatur...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Bookends

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Ceramic

French Art Deco Cat and Bulldog Bookends by Irénée Rochard, 1930
By Irénée Rochard
Located in Antwerp, BE
Description: 
Art Deco metal bookends with cat and bulldog. Artist / Maker: Irénée Rochard. Signature / Marks:
 Rochard. Style:
 Art Deco. Date:
 1930. Material: 
Metal with si...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Bookends

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Marble, Metal

Art Deco Silvered Bronze Cat and Mouse Bookends by A. Duchene, 1920
By A. Duchêne 1
Located in Antwerp, BE
A pair of bronze cat and mice bookends. Artist/ Maker: A. Duchêne. Signature/ Marks: A. Duchêne. Style: Art Deco. Date: 1910/ 1920. Material: Silvered bronze....
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20th Century French Art Deco Bookends

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Bronze

French Art Deco Cat and Bulldog Bookends by Irénée Rochard, 1930
By Irénée Rochard
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Description: Art Deco metal bookends with cat and bulldog. Artist / Maker: Irénée Rochard. Signature / Marks: Rochard. Style: Art Deco. Date: 1930. Material: Metal with silver p...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Bookends

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Metal

French Art Deco Cat and Bulldog Bookends by Max Le Verrier, 1930
By Max Le Verrier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Description: A pair of Art Deco figural bookends in the shape of a cat and bulldog. Artist / Maker:. Max Le Verrier. Signature / Marks: M. Le Verrier. Style: Art Deco...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Bookends

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Metal

Art Deco Bookends, Chat et Dogue, Cat and Dog, Original Max Le Verrier
By Max Le Verrier
Located in Baden-Baden, DE
“Chat et Dogue” (cat and dog ) Original “Max Le Verrier” Art Deco style, France Bookends made in “Régule” (spelter) Socle in black marble signed Green patina Dimensions, e...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Bookends

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Marble, Spelter

Art Deco Bronze Bookends Cat and Mice on Books by A. Duchêne, 1920 France
By A. Duchêne 1
Located in Antwerp, BE
Art Deco bronze bookends, cat and mice on books by A. Duchêne Signature/ Marks: A. Duchêne. Style: Art Deco Date: 1920 Material: Bronze with old silver patina. Origin: France S...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Bookends

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Bronze

Chat et Dogue Art Deco Bookends of a Cat and a Dog from Max Le Verrier
By Max Le Verrier
Located in Baden-Baden, DE
“Chat et Dogue” (cat and dog) Original “Max Le Verrier”, signed Art Deco style, France Materials: patinated spelter (French: régule), marble base Socle could have a different ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Bookends

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Marble, Spelter

Rare Large Chase Walter Von Nessen Bookend-Matched CAT Bookends
By Walter Von Nessen, Chase Brass and Copper Company
Located in Dallas, TX
You rarely see any Chase figurals bookend-matched in design like these, which is what they should have been in concept, but were not in production. Unsigned, but unmistakably Nessen...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Bookends

A. Duchene Patinated Bronze Cat and Mice Bookends
By A. Duchêne 1
Located in Toledo, OH
Patinated bronze stalking cat and mice bookends. One mouse eating a nut.
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Vintage 1920s Unknown Art Deco Bookends

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Bronze

Tiger Cat Art Deco Bookends, ca. 1970s
Located in New York, NY
A pair of vintage tiger, leopard, or cheetah cat Art Deco style bookends, circa 1970s or earlier. Bookends show fine detail of 'growling' tiger cat situated on a boulder rock. Booken...
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Vintage 1970s Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Metal, Copper

  • Tiger Cat Art Deco Bookends, ca. 1970s
  • Tiger Cat Art Deco Bookends, ca. 1970s
  • Tiger Cat Art Deco Bookends, ca. 1970s
  • Tiger Cat Art Deco Bookends, ca. 1970s
H 4.5 in. W 5.5 in. D 3.75 in.
Art Deco Becquerel Cat Silvered Bronze Bookends, France, 1920
By Etling Paris, André Vincent Becquerel
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Very nice Art Deco silvered bronze cat bookends. Made in France, signed Becquerel and Foundry Etling Paris. Mounted over dark green marble bases. The cats have a Egyptian style.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Art Deco Cat Bookends For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of art deco cat bookends available for sale. Frequently made of metal, bronze and marble, all art deco cat bookends available were constructed with great care. Art deco cat bookends have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Art deco cat bookends made by Art Deco designers — are very popular at 1stDibs. Art deco cat bookends have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Max Le Verrier, A. Duchêne and Irénée Rochard are consistently popular.

How Much are Art Deco Cat Bookends?

Prices for art deco cat bookends start at $450 and top out at $7,654 with the average selling for $1,490.

A Close Look at Art Deco Furniture

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, Art Deco furniture — which typically refers to pieces produced during the 1920s and 1930s — is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.” Widely known designers associated with the Art Deco style include Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Eileen Gray, Maurice Dufrêne and Jules Leleu.

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. “Art Deco” is often used broadly, to describe the work of creators in associated or ancillary styles. This is particularly true of American Art Deco, which is also called “Streamline Moderne” or “Machine Age” design.

Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers in their seating, case pieces and bedroom furniture. Today, the style is still favored by designers looking to infuse interiors with an air of luxury and sophistication.

From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs.

On 1stDibs, browse Art Deco furnishings by designer, including works by Paul Follot and René Lalique, or by category, from angular chairs and sculptural burl wood tables to lighting and decorative objects.

Finding the Right Bookends for You

A good pair of antique, new or vintage bookends will look wonderful in your reading nook. And the need for these trusty home accents has stood the test of time, which means there are many different kinds to suit any design taste or furniture style.

Bookends weren’t created until the 1870s. Serving faithfully in the background, they went unobserved for a while. The authors of the Oxford English Dictionary report that the term “book end” didn’t appear in printed material until 1907. The primary function of bookends is to ensure that your books remain upright in your bookcase, but style and form have taken the lead over the years. Furniture makers have ensured that bookends demand as much attention as the books themselves. Indeed, while competing with carefully curated first editions or rows of colorful spines is no small task, plenty of bookends steal the stage.

If you’re looking to add a dose of intrigue or decorative flourish to your reading room that will be difficult to ignore, stone bookends and metal bookends can take on the appearance of small, provocative sculptures rather than functional accessories to keep your books orderly on your shelves. Depending on what kind of textures you’re thinking of introducing to your home office or study, a pair of brass bookends or a bronze set will pop against your dusty hardcovers and any decorative objects you’ve accumulated while working to style your bookcase. A pair of mid-century modern bookends carved from dark, exotic woods such as teak can also introduce warmth to a home office or study. While teak was a favorite of designers who worked with furniture in the mid-20th century, all manner of wood bookends have emerged over the years, with some woodworkers carving ornate patterns or figures into their pieces.

Bookworms, take note: You can find an extraordinary range of antique, new and vintage bookends for your dazzling book displays and bookshelves today on 1stDibs.