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Shelving System Wall Unit by Poul Cadovius
By Poul Cadovius, Cado
Located in Vienna, AT
Large wall unit, shelving system by Cado Denmark designed by Poul Cadovius in 1958. This shelving systems is made in really height quality hard wood. The system allows arranging mu...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Hardwood, Softwood

  • Shelving System Wall Unit by Poul Cadovius
  • Shelving System Wall Unit by Poul Cadovius
  • Shelving System Wall Unit by Poul Cadovius
  • Shelving System Wall Unit by Poul Cadovius
H 98.43 in. W 125.99 in. D 18.9 in.
Mid-20th Century Shelving Unit
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Elegant vintage French shelving unit. Beautifully made with slim elegant black rod legs and with decorative brass fittings and thin glass plates shelves. A beautiful and practical unit.
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Mid-20th Century French Other Shelves

Materials

Brass, Iron

  • Mid-20th Century Shelving Unit
  • Mid-20th Century Shelving Unit
  • Mid-20th Century Shelving Unit
  • Mid-20th Century Shelving Unit
H 45.28 in. W 37.8 in. D 14.18 in.
Shelving Unit, Italian Manufactory, Mid-20th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Large shelf made of wedge-shaped partitions with individually placeable glass shelves.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wood, Glass

  • Shelving Unit, Italian Manufactory, Mid-20th Century
  • Shelving Unit, Italian Manufactory, Mid-20th Century
  • Shelving Unit, Italian Manufactory, Mid-20th Century
  • Shelving Unit, Italian Manufactory, Mid-20th Century
H 112.21 in. W 84.65 in. D 23.63 in.
Mid-Century Fredrick Weinberg Iron Étagère Shelving Unit
Located in Baltimore, MD
A remarkable hand forged iron étagère attributed to the prolific artist and sculptor, Frederic Weinberg. A balanced asymmetric design with hand forged iron frame and seven original, ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Iron

Étagère, Mid-Century Chrome Shelving Unit, Mid-Century Modern, C 1960, Chrome
Located in New York, NY
A stunning chrome, Mid-Century Modern étagère from the 1960s. This tall shelving unit has beautiful curves. It includes four glass shelves.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Pieff Glass and Chrome Shelving Bookcase Units
By Pieff and Co.
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
Shelving Units by Pieff A pair of shelving units designed by Tim Bates and manufactured in the UK by Pieff, circa 1970. The frame is a beautifully finished chrome, and the shel...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Room Divider Wall Unit Shelving
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia mid century room divider wall unit shelving Base is 54 wide x 17 deep x 26.5 inches high and top is 52 wide x 13.5 deep x 46 inches high Overall measurements ar...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Walnut and Chrome Freestanding Wall Unit Shelving
Located in La Grange, IL
Mid century walnut and chrome freestanding wall unit shelving Wall unit measures: 30 wide x 16 deep x 74.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Large Mid Century Modern Shelving Unit Etagere Cerused Oak
By Milo Baughman, Pace Collection
Located in Rockaway, NJ
4 shelves modern shelving custom unit in style of M. Baughman. Missing two glass shelves.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Glass, Oak

Mid Century Hollywood Regency Brass & Glass Etagere, Shelving Unit or Wall Unit
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A beautifully designed etagere from the late 1970's. It features brass flat bar framing in a fan form with heavy clear glass shelving.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Shelves

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Modern Five Tier Faux Bamboo Etagere Shelving Unit
By Mastercraft
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice quality mid century modern faux bamboo etagere.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Faux Bamboo, Glass

Poul Cadovius Teak Mid Century Wall Unit Shelving Bookcase Danish 1960s
By Poul Cadovius
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
"Teak Modular Wall Unit by Poul Cadovius This adjustable three bay wall unit is one of the renowned Danish designer Poul Cadovius’s best efforts. With metal shelf supports, the sh...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Teak

Mid-Century Modern Roycroft Asian Style Tall Shelving Unit Bookcase & Magazine
By Roycroft
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a beautiful, Asian style shelving unit, with an engraved R for Roycroft, circa the 1970s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 17.5" Sq x 63.5...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Five Shelves Chrome and Glass Shelving Unit Étagère
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman style chrome all welded stainless steel étagère.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Mastercraft Brass Glass Shelving Unit Vitrine Étagère, 1960s
By Mastercraft
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a lavish and large, light up, brass and glass shelving unit vitrine, with eight shelves, by Mastercraft, circa 1960s. In good vintage condition, with some s...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Glass Curved Wrought Iron Shelving Unit Frederick Weinberg
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a sculptural, wrought iron étagère with seven glass shelves, by Frederick Weinberg, circa 1950s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 47" W x ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wrought Iron

Lucite and Aluminum Mid-Century Modern 5-Tier Etagere Vitrine Shelving Unit
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern 5-tier Lucite and glass etagere. Possibly designed by Charles Hollis Johnes.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass Etagere or Display Shelving Unit
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Classic asymmetrical shelving in the style of Milo Baughman, circa 1970s. This unit features chrome framing with inlayed clear glass shelving. Nice clean unit that is ready for use.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Italian Free Standing Shelving Unit
Located in Brussels, BE
Italian free standing shelving unit.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

  • Italian Free Standing Shelving Unit
  • Italian Free Standing Shelving Unit
  • Italian Free Standing Shelving Unit
  • Italian Free Standing Shelving Unit
H 70.87 in. W 12.6 in. D 33.08 in.
Stunning Shelving Unit, Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Sophisticated and gorgeous French shelves, from the midcentury and the legendary house for interior design Maison Jansen in Paris, circa 1950s, this piece has an elegant brass profil...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Stunning Shelving Unit, Maison Jansen
  • Stunning Shelving Unit, Maison Jansen
  • Stunning Shelving Unit, Maison Jansen
  • Stunning Shelving Unit, Maison Jansen
H 61.03 in. W 31.5 in. D 16.15 in.
Mid Century Danish Modern Shelving Unit Cabinet or Bookcase in Walnut
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A nicely built free standing cabinet in walnut from the 1960s. It features 3 drawers and multiple shelves. Nice smaller scale with warm minimalist look.
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Vintage 1960s American Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Frederick Weinberg Iron Shelving Unit
Located in Garnerville, NY
Frederick Weinberg iron shelving unit with built in lamp. Iron frame with original white Masonite shelves. The unit features a built in lamp with original vellum shade. Re-wired. Som...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Iron

  • Frederick Weinberg Iron Shelving Unit
  • Frederick Weinberg Iron Shelving Unit
  • Frederick Weinberg Iron Shelving Unit
  • Frederick Weinberg Iron Shelving Unit
H 54.25 in. W 49.25 in. D 10.88 in.
Midcentury Gilbert Rohde Shelving Unit
By Gilbert Rohde
Located in New York, NY
1950s Gilbert Rohde shelving unit with black interior and clean lines. Shelf unit height can be adjusted.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wood

  • Midcentury Gilbert Rohde Shelving Unit
  • Midcentury Gilbert Rohde Shelving Unit
  • Midcentury Gilbert Rohde Shelving Unit
  • Midcentury Gilbert Rohde Shelving Unit
H 42 in. W 21.25 in. D 17 in.
Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Arch Gordon Walnut Wall Unit Shelving Bookcase
By Arch Gordon, Milo Baughman
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a delightful wall unit, made from walnut and metal shelving, by Milo Baughman for Arch Gordan, circa the 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. Dimensions: ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern, 1960 Extra Large Teak / Metal Tomado Shelving or Wall Unit
By Tomado
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Stunning sought after extra large Tomado rack in very good vintage condition, A very large set of 14 ladders and 30 shelves (three deeper ones) This will be the largest set available...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

Paul Evans Brutalist Bronze Shelving Unit
By Paul Evans
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Sculpted bronze resin shelving unit with 4 smoke-colored glass shelves by American designer Paul Evans. Signed PE 70.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Bronze

Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
By Achille Castiglioni
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Shelving Unit designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1991. Castiglioni is said to ponder a lot on lost space. Empty inches and square meters that could be filled with beautiful desig...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wood

  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
H 88.59 in. W 14.18 in. D 14.18 in.
Mid-Century Modern Dining Set Shelving Unit Pietro Constantini Ello Italy, 1980s
By Ello Furniture
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a lux looking, black and red dining room set, including table and six chairs, and matching light up shelving unit, by Pietro Constantini for Ello, made in I...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Dining Room Sets

Materials

Chrome

Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
By Achille Castiglioni
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Shelving Unit designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1991. Castiglioni is said to ponder a lot on lost space. Empty inches and square meters that could be filled with beautiful desig...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wood

  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
H 88.59 in. W 14.18 in. D 14.18 in.
Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
By Achille Castiglioni
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Shelving unit designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1991. Castiglioni is said to ponder a lot on lost space. Empty inches and square meters that could be filled with beautiful desig...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wood

  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
H 88.59 in. W 14.18 in. D 14.18 in.
Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
By Achille Castiglioni
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Shelving unit designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1991. Castiglioni is said to ponder a lot on lost space. Empty inches and square meters that could be filled with beautiful desig...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wood

  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
  • Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit
H 88.59 in. W 14.18 in. D 14.18 in.
Italian Modular Teak Shelving Unit, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Italian modular teak shelving unit, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Wood

  • Italian Modular Teak Shelving Unit, 1960s
  • Italian Modular Teak Shelving Unit, 1960s
  • Italian Modular Teak Shelving Unit, 1960s
  • Italian Modular Teak Shelving Unit, 1960s
H 79.14 in. W 15.75 in. D 166.15 in.
Mid-Century Modern, 1960 Extra Large Teak or Metal Wall Shelving or Wall Unit
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Stunning rack in very good vintage condition, the rack comes with four ladders and nine teak shelves. Measures: H 113 cm, D 30 cm, W 217 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

Stunning Midcentury Chrome and Glass Shelving Unit
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful chrome and glass shelving unit features a bold design and loads of functionality. Eye-catching in any room you place this unit it will be sure to turn heads for years ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Retro, 1960s French Shelving Units
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
One-of-a-kind pair of custom-made shelvings units, with a hooded metal top, and glass shelves, painted a green/grey color.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Sheet Metal

  • Pair of Retro, 1960s French Shelving Units
  • Pair of Retro, 1960s French Shelving Units
  • Pair of Retro, 1960s French Shelving Units
  • Pair of Retro, 1960s French Shelving Units
H 67.72 in. W 25.2 in. D 21.26 in.
1960s Adjustable Brazilian Jacaranda Wood Shelving Unit
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brazilian jacaranda wood shelving unit from the 1960s with adjustable shelves and cabinets. Two hanging cabinets, one with glass doors, the other with jacaranda doors (not shown). Th...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Glass, Jacaranda

Carla Venosta and Guido Zimmerman Shelving Unit
By Guido Zimmerman, Carla Venosta, Arflex
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Bookcase by Carla Venosta & Guido Zimmerman for Arflex, metal, Plexiglas, Italy, 1970s This steel bookcase with plexiglas shelves has a clean and geometric design which is emphasi...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Metal

  • Carla Venosta and Guido Zimmerman Shelving Unit
  • Carla Venosta and Guido Zimmerman Shelving Unit
  • Carla Venosta and Guido Zimmerman Shelving Unit
  • Carla Venosta and Guido Zimmerman Shelving Unit
H 69.3 in. W 86.62 in. D 14.97 in.
Faux Large Parchment Tall Étagère Shelving Unit
By Karl Springer
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern lacquered faux goat skin étagère.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Goatskin

Edward Wormley for Dunbar “Superstructure” Shelving Unit
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Edward Wormley for Dunbar display case model #5223. The case is wood and has adjustable horizontal glass shelves.  
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Shelving System Wall Unit by Paul Cadovius
By Poul Cadovius
Located in Brussels, BE
Shelving system wall unit by Paul Cadovius.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Wood

  • Shelving System Wall Unit by Paul Cadovius
  • Shelving System Wall Unit by Paul Cadovius
  • Shelving System Wall Unit by Paul Cadovius
  • Shelving System Wall Unit by Paul Cadovius
H 98.43 in. W 170.08 in. D 17.72 in.
Unique Midcentury Italian Reverse Painted Glass and Brass Shelving Unit
Located in Miami, FL
Hues of blue gray reverse painted glass adorn this unique Italian midcentury shelving unit with drawers and brass accents.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass

Retro 1950s Tall String Wall System Shelving Unit
By Nils Nisse Strinning, String Design AB
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Retro 1950s tall string wall system shelving unit. Early string wall system in very good vintage condition. The string wall system was designed in 1949. Over the years it has evol...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

  • Retro 1950s Tall String Wall System Shelving Unit
  • Retro 1950s Tall String Wall System Shelving Unit
  • Retro 1950s Tall String Wall System Shelving Unit
  • Retro 1950s Tall String Wall System Shelving Unit
H 39.38 in. W 16.15 in. D 11.82 in.
Charlotte Perriand Nuage Shelving Unit, Wood and Aluminium
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Shelving unit designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1952-56. Relaunched by Cassina in 2012. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Authenticity and avant-garde characterise Charlotte Perr...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Aluminum

Charlotte Perriand Nuage Shelving Unit, Wood and Aluminium
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Shelving Unit designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1952-56. Relaunched by Cassina in 2012. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Authenticity and avant-garde characterise Charlotte Perr...
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Aluminum

Design Classic: Shelving Unit by Niels Gammelgaard, 1980s
By Ikea, Niels Gammelgaard
Located in Renens, CH
It is not often we feature IKEA-made furniture in our inventory, an exception would be the multi-colored bookshelf sold by IKEA during the 1980s. This piece, now considered a coll...
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Steel

Poul Cadovius Floating Cabinet Wall Shelving Unit Bookshelf Bookcase
By Poul Cadovius
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an incredible, floating wall unit, with three, double sided shelves and sliding glass doors, attributed to Poul Cadovius.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wood

Achille Castiglioni & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni 'Libreria Pensile' Shelving Unit
By Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Achille Castiglioni
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Shelve designed by Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1957. Originally designed in 1957, perfected over the years, and produced by Bernini in 1966. Seeking to pa...
Category

2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wood

Large Hollywood Regency Style Shelving Unit by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Berlin, DE
Large Hollywood Regency style shelving unit by Maison Jansen Spectacular design from Maison Jansen. The shelving unit consist of transparent plexi glass formed rods, crowned by a pl...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Shelves

Materials

Brass

Achille Castiglioni & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni 'Libreria Pensile' Shelving Unit
By Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Achille Castiglioni
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Shelve designed by Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1957. Originally designed in 1957, perfected over the years, and produced by Bernini in 1966. Seeking to pa...
Category

2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wood

French Midcentury Brass and Glass Angular Formed Shelving Unit
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Large, handsome distinctive and sculptural vintage brass shelves, from 1960s, France. With elongated glass shelves, divided into 3 triangular high sections with two lower units, one ...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Shelves

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Cream and Gold Metal Shelving Units, Italian, 1980s
Located in Richmond, Surrey
Midcentury cream and gold metal shelving units, Italian, 1980s A midcentury Italian powder coated metal shelving unit, off white with brass accents between shelves and decorated...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Floor-to-Ceiling Shelving Unit by Stildomus, Italy 'Labelled'
By Stildomus
Located in London, GB
Midcentury floor-to-ceiling shelving unit by Stildomus, Italy. Labelled. The shelving unit is made up of separate components - uprights, cupboards and shelves, which can be config...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Aluminum, Bronze

Tomado Midcentury Modular Wall Unit, Shelving System with Rare Bookstands
By Tomado
Located in Schagen, NL
This modular industrial piece, features 3 shelves, two gliding stands for books and one stand to place upon the shelves. These stands are not often to be found anymore. Every shelf ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

Large Wall Shelving Unit by Nisse Strinning for String, 1960s
By Nils Nisse Strinning
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Large wall shelving unit by Nisse Strinning for String, 1960s. The string wall system was designed in 1949 and over the years has evolved from being innovative to one of the staples ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

Renato Zevi Brass, Chrome and Glass Free Standing Shelving Unit
By Renato Zevi
Located in Voorburg, NL
Sophisticated self-supporting shelving unit in brass and chrome a solid frame, made in Italy, 1970s. The piece consists of five glass shelves. The unit is free standing so it can be ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Shelves

Materials

Chrome, Brass

Large All Solid Walnut Shelving Wall Unit Bookcase Nakashima Style
By George Nakashima
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice all solid walnut artist signed wall unit bookcase. Dated 1983. Nice George Nakashima influence solid wood joints. Excellent condition. Measures: 10' x 8'.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Industrial Ball Joint Pipe Shelving Storage Unit Rack Bookcase
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage Industrial steel pipe shelving unit with steel poles and cast iron ball joints.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Shelves

Materials

Metal, Steel, Iron

Kay Leroy Ruggles Umbo Corner Shelving Unit, Directional, Ivory Cream, 1972
By Kay Leroy Ruggles, Directional
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Kay Leroy Ruggles Umbo corner shelving unit, directional, ivory cream, 1972 UMBO was published in New York magazine on September 25, 1972 and became a huge hit for Directional (al...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Plastic

Cado Modular Shelving System Wall Unit by Poul Cadovius, 1960s, Denmark
By Poul Cadovius
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Cado modular shelving system wall unit by Poul Cadovius, 1960s, Denmark.
Category

Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wood

Tomado Holland Teak Book Shelving Rack or Wall Unit by Dekker
By Tomado
Located in Delft, NL
Tomado Holland teak book shelving rack or wall unit by Dekker Metal frame, two large and one shorter Five teak wooden shelves Measures: 1.30 cm wide 69 cm high The dept is ...
Category

20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

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Mid Century Shelving Units For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of mid century shelving units is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, wood and hardwood, all mid century shelving units available were constructed with great care. There are 302 antique and vintage mid century shelving units for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 6 modern editions to choose from as well. Mid century shelving units have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid century shelving units are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Industrial styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made mid century shelving units over the years, but those made by Poul Cadovius, Cado and Tomado are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Mid Century Shelving Units?

Mid century shelving units can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,193, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $38,000.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Shelves for You

From valuable historical memorabilia to rare architectural models to priceless family photos, there’s no shortage of collectibles and curiosities worthy of adorning your home. Why not take the time to find the ideal antique, new or vintage shelves for your treasured trinkets?

For every space and object, there’s sure to be a wall-mounted or sturdy floor solution that matches your shelving needs on 1stDibs. And while shelves should technically stick out from your wall, they shouldn’t from the rest of your decor.

Because you can find shelves made with a wide variety of materials today, everything from teak to brass, your shelving can seamlessly support your existing color scheme and design style. An arrangement of shelves from floor to ceiling can turn your wall into a proud storage space for displaying artwork, decorative objects and books. Options abound with regard to shelving for the latter, as furniture designers know that literature creates an inviting atmosphere in any room, and one of the simplest ways to integrate books into an interior design is with the right shelves or bookcase.

Elegant shelving is a must for a happy home office or library, but a sharp shelving system can freshen up virtually any room in your home. Proudly display your vintage dinner plates and other tableware with open shelving in the kitchen or tuck away linens in big baskets on shelves in your bathroom if you’re navigating life without a proper linen closet.

On 1stDibs, find a wide range of shelves that includes everything from mid-century modern floating shelves to decorative Chinese shelves dating from the 18th century to contemporary statement-making structures that are as provocative as they are convenient.