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An Early 20th Century Pair of French Neoclassical Style Bookshelves
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
A pair of large neoclassical style gilt and painted pine open bookcases, early 20th century, circa 1900-1910, simulated Portor and Siena marble decor, each with a moulded cornice abo...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Bookcases

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Pine

Swivel Mahogany French Bookshelves
Located in Pasadena, CA
Uniquely display books, photos or knick-knacks on this swivel shelving unit. Solid shelves with chrome supports.
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Vintage 1950s French Shelves

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Chrome

  • Swivel Mahogany French Bookshelves
  • Swivel Mahogany French Bookshelves
  • Swivel Mahogany French Bookshelves
  • Swivel Mahogany French Bookshelves
H 36 in. W 18.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Bookshelves
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of painted bookshelves.
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

  • Bookshelves
  • Bookshelves
  • Bookshelves
  • Bookshelves
H 107 in. W 26 in. D 8 in.
Large Modular Bookshelve Model Oscar
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Modular library furniture "Oscar" designed in 1952 by Didier Rozaffy Those modules has been produced in 1974 and 1975. Composed of 3 columns of 4 elements: a bar, a secretary, three...
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Vintage 1950s French Bookcases

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Mahogany

  • Large Modular Bookshelve Model Oscar
  • Large Modular Bookshelve Model Oscar
  • Large Modular Bookshelve Model Oscar
  • Large Modular Bookshelve Model Oscar
H 18.12 in. W 29.53 in. D 16.93 in.
Mahogany 1950s Bookshelves by Oscar
Located in Pasadena, CA
Stunning tall, thin bookshelf with mahogany and black lacquer checkerboard design. A total of four shelves with eight sliding doors.
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Vintage 1950s French Bookcases

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Mahogany

  • Mahogany 1950s  Bookshelves by Oscar
  • Mahogany 1950s  Bookshelves by Oscar
  • Mahogany 1950s  Bookshelves by Oscar
  • Mahogany 1950s  Bookshelves by Oscar
H 48 in. W 30 in. D 10.25 in.
Small Bookshelve or Vitrine Model Oscar
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Small library showcase "Oscar" designed in 1952 by Didier Rozaffy. 2 elements with sliding glass doors and an adjustable inner shelf. Excellent original condition.
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Vintage 1950s French Bookcases

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Mahogany

  • Small Bookshelve or Vitrine Model Oscar
  • Small Bookshelve or Vitrine Model Oscar
  • Small Bookshelve or Vitrine Model Oscar
  • Small Bookshelve or Vitrine Model Oscar
H 40.16 in. W 23.63 in. D 13 in.
Art Deco Pair of Bookshelves, circa 1930
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Art Deco pair of bookshelves, circa 1930. One fix shelf in the middle and two shelves adjustable.  
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Bookcases

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Wood

  • Art Deco Pair of Bookshelves, circa 1930
  • Art Deco Pair of Bookshelves, circa 1930
  • Art Deco Pair of Bookshelves, circa 1930
  • Art Deco Pair of Bookshelves, circa 1930
H 49.22 in. W 51.19 in. D 10.63 in.
Elm Bookshelves by Pierre Chapo, Model B17a
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Paris, FR
Wall-mounted elm bookshelves by Pierre Chapo, model B17a.
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Vintage 1960s French Shelves

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Elm

  • Elm Bookshelves by Pierre Chapo, Model B17a
  • Elm Bookshelves by Pierre Chapo, Model B17a
  • Elm Bookshelves by Pierre Chapo, Model B17a
  • Elm Bookshelves by Pierre Chapo, Model B17a
H 72.05 in. W 72.05 in. D 13.78 in.
Teak Bookshelves in the Manner of Michel Dufet
Located in Pasadena, CA
Unique bookshelves with geometric design offers multiple storage options.
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Vintage 1950s French Bookcases

Materials

Wood

Pierre Chapo Elmwood Wall-Mounted Bookshelve
By Chapo Creation, Pierre Chapo
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall-mounted bookshelves designed by Pierre Chapo, circa 1970 in France. Manufactured by Chapo Creation, 2019. Stamped, Elmwood. The piece will be shipped demounted. In o...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Wood

  • Pierre Chapo Elmwood Wall-Mounted Bookshelve
  • Pierre Chapo Elmwood Wall-Mounted Bookshelve
  • Pierre Chapo Elmwood Wall-Mounted Bookshelve
  • Pierre Chapo Elmwood Wall-Mounted Bookshelve
H 72.84 in. W 88.98 in. D 13.78 in.
Fine Mahogany and Gilded Metal Directoire Style Étagères Bookshelves Curio, Pair
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Handsome pair of fine French design! Beautiful condition. Matched pair. Measures: 50 tall x 24 wide x 12 deep. Gorgeous design.
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Vintage 1960s French Directoire Bookcases

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Mahogany

French Bookshelves For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of French bookshelves for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, mahogany and chrome, all French bookshelves available were constructed with great care. French bookshelves have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Neoclassical French bookshelves are consistently popular styles. French bookshelves have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Pierre Chapo and Chapo Creation are consistently popular.

How Much are French Bookshelves?

French bookshelves can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,595, while the lowest priced sells for $479 and the highest can go for as much as $18,424.

Finding the Right Bookcases for You

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

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