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Antique Hand Carved & Great Condition Swiss Black Forest Bear Book Rack Bookends
Located in Lisse, NL
Late 19th century Black Forest books rack with folding bear bookends. This handcrafted and very decorative bookstand with sliding and folding bookends is totally original and in per...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Bookends

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Wood

Bull and Bear Bookends
Located in Van Nuys, CA
A pair of heavy marble bookends featuring a bull and bear, icons of the stock market and Wall Street. Both the bull and bear figures are made up of bronze. The bases are a deep, gree...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Marble, Bronze

  • Bull and Bear Bookends
  • Bull and Bear Bookends
  • Bull and Bear Bookends
  • Bull and Bear Bookends
H 8 in. W 6 in. D 5 in.
Pair of French, 1920s Bronze Bear Bookend
Located in Fairfax, VA
Bronze bear bookends mounted on lacquered stone. Measurement is only for 1 bookend.
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Vintage 1920s French Bookends

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Stone, Bronze

  • Pair of French, 1920s Bronze Bear Bookend
  • Pair of French, 1920s Bronze Bear Bookend
  • Pair of French, 1920s Bronze Bear Bookend
  • Pair of French, 1920s Bronze Bear Bookend
H 4.5 in. W 4 in. D 6.25 in.
Pair of Art Deco Brass Bull and Bear Bookends
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American Art Deco bookends with a brass bull and bear mounted on a black pedestal plinth (PRICED AS Pair)
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Bookends

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Marble, Brass

Pair of Bear and Bull Bronze Bookends on Green Marble Blocks
Located in San Diego, CA
Fun pair of bull and bear bronze and green marble bookends, circa 1990s. The pair measure 10" W x 2.5" D x 8" H and are in good condition with some wear to the backside of the bull a...
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20th Century American Bookends

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Marble, Bronze

Polished Brass Bull and Bear Bookends Paperweights
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Art Deco style brass bull and bear bookends, paperweights. This stunning vintage Wall Street bull and bear broker decorative desk decoration, bookends are just gorgeous. . ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Art Deco Paperweights

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Marble, Brass

Pair of Ceramic Bears Bookends, Signed Vienna, by Leopold Anzengruber, 1955
By Leopold Anzengruber
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of ceramic bears bookends, signed Vienna. By Leopold Anzengruber, 1955. They appear in the book of Leopold Anzengruber, "Anzengruber Keramik Wien". Leopold Anzengruber (1912-1...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Set of Bookends with a Bull and Bear
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish set of the Classic bull and bear battling up the incline of stock market will make a great addition to the "counselor" in your life. Note: Overall dimensions when place...
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Late 20th Century Taiwanese Modern More Desk Accessories

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Marble, Brass

  • Set of Bookends with a Bull and Bear
  • Set of Bookends with a Bull and Bear
  • Set of Bookends with a Bull and Bear
  • Set of Bookends with a Bull and Bear
H 7.75 in. W 9.88 in. D 2.75 in.
Highly Decorative Pair of Hand-Carved Art Deco Era, Wooden Sitting Bear Bookends
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and nice quality carved sitting bear bookstands. These hand-carved bears with their curiously looking eyes are beautiful in both shape and color and they are a joy to own and ...
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Pair of Bear and Bull Bronze Bookends on Marble Blocks
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage pair of bull and bear bronze and green marble bookends, circa 1990s. The pair measure 9.5" W x 2.5" D x 7.75" H and are in good condition with some wear to the backside of th...
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20th Century American Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Art Deco Grisby Bear Sculpture Bronze Bookends, France, circa 1925
By Ch. Soudant
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Art Deco Grisby bear bronze bookends, France, circa 1925. Mounted over brown marble base. signed Ch. Soudant, and foundry marks Susse freress ed. Paris. Very Nice sculpture of a pla...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Benjamin Rabier Art Deco Bookends Bear with Guitar France 1930
By Benjamin Rabier
Located in Antwerp, BE
A pair of bookends by Benjamin Rabier with bears guitarists in silvered and patinated Art metal on a black marble base. Benjamin Rabier (La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendee, December 30, 1864 ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Metal

Early 20th Century Art Deco Era Bookends with Hand Carved Bear Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
Small, but coolest pair of bear bookends. Thanks to the wonderful bears, these hand-carved bookends from the 1930s are an absolute joy to own and look. These sculptural bookends hav...
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Glass, Wood

Pair of Polar Bear Bookends
Located in Essex, MA
A pair of green and white glazed ceramic polar bear bookends
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Vintage 1940s American Bookends

  • Pair of Polar Bear Bookends
  • Pair of Polar Bear Bookends
  • Pair of Polar Bear Bookends
  • Pair of Polar Bear Bookends
H 5.25 in. W 4.75 in. D 4.75 in.
Brass Bull and Bear Bookends
Located in Chicago, IL
A sculptural pair of brass bull and bear bookends.
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20th Century American Bookends

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Brass

Brass Bull and Bear  Bookends
H 8 in. W 5 in. D 3 in.
Pair of Hand-Carved Bear Bookends
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine pair of hand-carved and original painted wood bear bookends are in great condition. One bear is reading a book! Found in the Midwest.
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Vintage 1930s American Adirondack Bookends

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Wood

  • Pair of Hand-Carved Bear Bookends
  • Pair of Hand-Carved Bear Bookends
  • Pair of Hand-Carved Bear Bookends
  • Pair of Hand-Carved Bear Bookends
H 6.5 in. W 9 in. D 3.75 in.
Polar Bears Bookends Art Deco Design
Located in Oakland, CA
Item #1863 No reason to keep these guys frozen in the Arctic anymore. Nice metal Art Deco Polar Bears bookends, French circa 1930′s. Both with original marble bases.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Bookends

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Metal

  • Polar Bears Bookends Art Deco Design
  • Polar Bears Bookends Art Deco Design
  • Polar Bears Bookends Art Deco Design
  • Polar Bears Bookends Art Deco Design
H 4.25 in. W 3.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Art Deco Polar Bear Bookends By M. Font.
Located in Antwerp, BE
A pair of patinated metal bookends in the shape of polar bears by the French artist M. Font. The bookends have marble bases. Size of one: H. 16,5 cm. x L. 19 cm. x W. 8 cm. or 6.5...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Bookends

  • Art Deco Polar Bear Bookends By M. Font.
  • Art Deco Polar Bear Bookends By M. Font.
  • Art Deco Polar Bear Bookends By M. Font.
  • Art Deco Polar Bear Bookends By M. Font.
H 6.7 in. W 7.49 in. D 3.15 in.
Vintage Lucite Bull & Bear Wall Street Bookends
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unique pair of heavy lucite bookends with a silver bear and bull in the center of each. Both animals made of solid silver and with intricate detail. Great gift idea!
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20th Century American Bookends

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Silver

Pair of Bear & Bull Polished Brass Bookends on Green Marble Base
Located in San Diego, CA
Great pair of bull and bear bronze and green marble bookends, circa the 1990s. and are in good condition with some patina to the backside of the bull and the bear. The green marble i...
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20th Century Taiwanese American Classical Bookends

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Marble, Brass

Late 19th Century Black Forest Carved Bear Book Rack with Folding Bookends
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique Black Forest bookends. This decorative bookstand with sliding bear bookends is in perfect and original condition. It opens and closes perfectly and it will make a great de...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Black Forest Bookends

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Wood

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

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Glass

Art Deco Bronze Bear Bookends Charles Paillet, France, 1920
By Charles Paillet
Located in Antwerp, BE
Lovely pair of Art Deco bronze bookends with bear cubs playing. Signed by artist Charles Paillet. Mounted on beautiful yellow marbles bases, France, circa 1920.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

'Bear Cub' Bookends by Leveque, 1930s
Located in London, GB
Leveque, a delightful pair of silvered bronze bookends of two bear cubs in seated poses each set on a grey marble base. Signed by the sculptor in the marble to one of the ends, Fre...
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Vintage 1920s French Other Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

'Bear Cub' Bookends by Leveque, 1930s
H 5.12 in. W 3.15 in. D 5.12 in.
Masculine Pair of Bronze Bear Bookends
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Handsome bronze bookends with wooden bases that are heavy masculine sculptures of bears in unique poses.
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1990s American Bookends

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Bronze

Austrian Midcentury Bear Bookends, Gmundner Keramik, 1950s
By Gmundner Keramik
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful pair of charming ceramic bookends displaying two bears. Executed in the 1950s by Gmunder Keramik, Austria. In excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Ceramic

Vintage Wood and Brass Bull and Bear Bookends
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Large scale bull and bear bookends. Each bookend is a beautifully finished wood dome with a brass bear and bull mounted on top.
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20th Century Bookends

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Brass

Charles Paillet, 1871-1937, French Bronze Sculpture, Bear Bookends
By Charles Paillet
Located in Fairfax, VA
Silver on bronze bear black and green marble bookends.
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Vintage 1920s French Bookends

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Marble, Bronze

Vintage Brass Bull and Bear Bookends on Green Marble Base, a Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Heavy brass bull and bear bookends on green marble bases. No markings. Note: The aged brass shows a nice patina. Dimensions bear: Length 5 inches, width 2.5 inches, height 7 inches.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Marble, Brass

Pair of Brass Bear and Bull Bookends
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Pair of midcentury solid brass bookends formed as large tassels. Great vintage condition.
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Bookends

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Marble, Brass

  • Pair of Brass Bear and Bull Bookends
  • Pair of Brass Bear and Bull Bookends
  • Pair of Brass Bear and Bull Bookends
  • Pair of Brass Bear and Bull Bookends
H 8 in. W 2.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Bull and Bear Brass and Marble Bookends
Located in Hingham, MA
No Master of the Universe should be without these
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Bookends

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Marble, Brass

  • Bull and Bear Brass and Marble Bookends
  • Bull and Bear Brass and Marble Bookends
  • Bull and Bear Brass and Marble Bookends
  • Bull and Bear Brass and Marble Bookends
H 7.5 in. W 2.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Pair of Vintage Bull and Bear Bookends Crafted in Bronze-Mounted on Wood Bases
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Pair of vintage bull and bear bookends crafted in bronze and mounted on wood bases, Italy, circa 1950s. Size: 6” x 4” x 7” H.  
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Vintage 1980s Italian Art Deco Bookends

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Bronze

1970's Bull and Bear Stock Broker Brass Marble Bookend Sculptures
Located in Washington, DC
USA, c.1970s. Vintage Modern Bear and Bull Market Brass and Marble Bookends. Excellent Vintage Condition. W: 5½ x D: 2½ x H: 7½ / 6½ in.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Marble, Brass

Fabulous Pair of Vintage Bull/Bear Bas Relief Iron Bookends
Located in San Diego, CA
Very heavy vintage pair of bas-relief bear/bull iron bookends. The bull has a "Buy" sign emblazed and the bear has a "Sell" sign.
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Mid-20th Century American Bookends

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Iron

Hand Carved Arts & Crafts Monkey and Bear Pair of Bookends / Naive Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique pair of sitting monkey and bear bookends, in a naive style. Over the years we have sold our fair share of sculptural and artistic antique bookends, but we have never owned ...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Bookends

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Brass

Pair of Blenko Glass Bear Bookends
By Blenko Glass
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of Blenko Glass Bear Bookends. Heavy molded clear glass in the shape of a bear. Fun for any kids room or Hunters office. These whimsical bookends can also be used flat as paperw...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Glass

  • Pair of Blenko Glass Bear Bookends
  • Pair of Blenko Glass Bear Bookends
  • Pair of Blenko Glass Bear Bookends
  • Pair of Blenko Glass Bear Bookends
H 6.50 in. W 4 in. D 3 in.
Polished Brass Bull and Bear Bookends Paperweights
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Art Deco style bronze bull and bear bookends. Great on any desk the polished brass bull and bear on wood stands bookends or paperweights. Great decorative bronze book ends. Wall S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Paperweights

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Bronze

Polished Brass Bull and Bear Bookends Paperweights
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Art Deco style brass bull and bear bookends. Great on any desk the polished brass bull and bear on wood stands bookends or paperweights. Great decorative metal brass book ends. Wa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Paperweights

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Brass

Polished Brass Bull and Bear Bookends Paperweights
By Roberto Minotti
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Great on any desk the polished brass bull and bear on stitched leather stands bookends or paperweights. Great decorative brass book ends. Wall Street bull and bear broker decorative ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Paperweights

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Brass

Brass Bear and Bull Bookends
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage brass and green marble bookends with Bear and bull.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Brass

  • Brass Bear and Bull Bookends
  • Brass Bear and Bull Bookends
  • Brass Bear and Bull Bookends
  • Brass Bear and Bull Bookends
H 6.5 in. W 5 in. D 3 in.
Mid-Century Modern Bear and Bull Market Bookends
Located in Redding, CT
Mid-Century Modern bear and bull market bookends . Perfect gift for that wall street worker or trader on the stock market floor. Each is a cast brass design on a solid black marble b...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Brass

Pair of Polar Bear Antique Cast Metal and Marble Bookends
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful, vintage pair of polar bear cast metal and marble antique bookends, circa 1940s. Wonderful patina and detail.
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20th Century American Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Metal

Pair of Bear and Bull Bronze Bookends by Paul Herzel
By Paul Herzel
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful, vintage pair of bull and bear bronze bookends by Paul Herzel, circa 1940s. Wonderful patina and detail.
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20th Century American Art Nouveau Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Bear Bookends For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of bear bookends available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct bear bookends — often made from metal, stone and marble — can elevate any home. There are all kinds of bear bookends available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Bear bookends bearing Art Deco or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Bear bookends have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Blenko, Charles Paillet and Benjamin Rabier are consistently popular.

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.