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Pair of Mid-Century Vitrines in Oak by Børge Mogensen, Made in Sweden
By Børge Mogensen, Karl Anderson
Located in Lejre, DK
Pair of low vitrine cabinets in oak with adjustable shelves. Designed by Danish architect Børge Mogensen for Karl Andersson cabinetmakers. Made in Sweden in the 1960s. Great original...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Pair of White Bookcases by Montana with Glass Shelves
By Montana
Located in Lejre, DK
A pair of white bookcases by Montana with glass shelves.
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Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Wood

Pair Hollywood Regency Directoire Chrome Glass Etageres Bookcase Display Shelf
By Maison Jansen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of Clean Vintage Chrome Hollywood Regency Etageres with Four Brass Finials. Each Curio features (6) .25" thick smoked amber glass shelves with the bottom shelves having smoked a...
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Mid-20th Century American Directoire Bookcases

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Italian Vintage Smoked Glass and Steel Pair of Bookcases Étagère, 1970s
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of smoked glass shelves and steel structure bookcases. The vertical steel structure made with rounded bar ends in rounded feet that can be adjusted in direction. These bookcases...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Bookcases

Materials

Steel

Pair of Polished Chrome Bookcases
Located in North York, ON
Pair of polished chrome bookcases. Modern designed with a squared tubular frame in polished chrome. Coming to approximately waist height the bookcases have four black smoked glass sh...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

  • Pair of Polished Chrome Bookcases
  • Pair of Polished Chrome Bookcases
  • Pair of Polished Chrome Bookcases
  • Pair of Polished Chrome Bookcases
H 40.75 in. W 31.5 in. D 13.75 in.
Pair of Globe-Wernicke Oak Stacking Barrister's Bookcases with Leaded Glass
By Globe Wernicke
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This pair of large stacking oak barrister's bookcases were made by the Globe-Wernicke Company of England in approximately 1920. These bookcases each have a set of four stacking bookc...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Bookcases

Materials

Metal, Brass

Vintage Pair of 1972 Oak Stacking Library Legal Bookcases, Glass Sliding Doors
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this pair of 1972 dated “Phoenix Bookcases” legal library modular stacking bookcases in oak with glass sliding doors A very good looking well ma...
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Vintage 1970s English Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Pair of French Regency Painted Bookcases
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Regence-style grey painted and gilt trimmed bookcase cabinets with 2 glass front doors with gilt pilaster column sides above 2 lower doors with a diamond design. (PRIC...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Regency Bookcases

Materials

Gold Leaf

  • Pair of French Regency Painted Bookcases
  • Pair of French Regency Painted Bookcases
  • Pair of French Regency Painted Bookcases
  • Pair of French Regency Painted Bookcases
H 109.5 in. W 47.5 in. D 26 in.
Pair of Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Bookcases
Located in London, GB
Stunning & rare pair of antique early Victorian burr walnut open bookcases with original mirrored backs. They are in excellent original condition & date from around the 1860-70’s per...
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Victorian Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Pair of Adam Style Black Lacquered Bookcases
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English Adam-style (20th Century) black lacquered and gilt trimmed Neo-classic bookcases with glass stenciled pediment top. (PRICED AS Pair)
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Antique Late 19th Century English Neoclassical Bookcases

Materials

Gold Leaf

  • Pair of Adam Style Black Lacquered Bookcases
  • Pair of Adam Style Black Lacquered Bookcases
  • Pair of Adam Style Black Lacquered Bookcases
  • Pair of Adam Style Black Lacquered Bookcases
H 87 in. W 38.5 in. D 12.5 in.
Aesthetic Movement Monumental Signed Herter Brothers Bookcase Pair
By Herter Brothers
Located in Savannah, GA
It is very unusual to find a matched pair of signed Herter Brothers bookcases, also extremely rare to find them in such a monumental size, each being eight feet nine inches wide, and...
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Antique 1860s American Aesthetic Movement Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Pair of French Empire Mahogany and Bronze Bookcases
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Empire-style (19th Century) mahogany and bronze trimmed 2 plexiglass door bookcases. (PRICED AS Pair)
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Geometric Stainless Steel Bookcases with Macassar Base
Located in North York, ON
These American designed bookcases features geometric stainless steel frames that supports six floating glass shelves. The gorgeous Macassar Ebony base includes two drawers accented w...
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2010s American Modern Bookcases

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair of Large Tall Antique Victorian Mahogany Astral Glazed Library Bookcases
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this sublime pair of tall Victorian circa 1880 flamed mahogany astral glazed library study bookcases A very good looking and well-made pair, the timber is exqu...
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Antique 1880s English High Victorian Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Antique Pair Arts & Crafts Globe Wernicke Oak Barrister Bookcases, c1910
By Globe Wernicke
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique pair of Arts & Crafts barrister bookcases by Globe Wernicke offer oak construction with five stacks having pull out glass doors and raised on ogee base, original labels as...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Metal

Pair of circa 1900 Oak Modular Globe Wernicke Antique Stacking Legal Bookcases
By Globe Wernicke
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of early circa 1900 Globe Wernicke stacking legal bookcases in solid oak A very good looking and well-made pair, there were a ...
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Antique 19th Century High Victorian Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Pair of circa 1900 Chinese Temple Alter Style Glazed Door Bookcases Sideboards
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of Chinese circa 1900 teak Alter Temple style glazed door bookcases A good looking well made and decorative pair, they are slig...
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Chinese Export Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Teak

Pair of 20th Century Walnut Wood Italian Design Bookcases Vitrines, 1960
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Pair of Italian bookcases from 1960s and 1970s. Walnut wood furniture fitted with sliding glass doors on a metal track. Vitrines of excellent capacity and service with original glass...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Pair of Very Important Samuel Pepys 1666 Large Library Bookcases After Original
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this pair of Samuel Pepys 1666 large library bookcases after the original. These bookcases are basically the birthplace of the free standing bo...
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20th Century English Georgian Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Pair of 18th Century White Painted Bookcases in the manner of James Wyatt
By James Wyatt
Located in London, GB
A pair of George III painted bookcases in the manner of James Wyatt, circa 1775. Each with an entablature with fluted partially bow-fronted top section above a moulded cornice and d...
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Antique Early 18th Century English George III Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Wood

Pair of DIA Chrome and Glass Étagères
By Design Institute America
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful together, banking a fireplace, and entry or use as a room divider. A pair of high style chrome and glass étagère by DIA.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

  • Pair of DIA Chrome and Glass Étagères
  • Pair of DIA Chrome and Glass Étagères
  • Pair of DIA Chrome and Glass Étagères
  • Pair of DIA Chrome and Glass Étagères
H 79 in. W 42 in. D 16 in.
Pair of Hollywood Regency Brass and Glass Étagères '2'
By Milo Baughman
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of Hollywood Regency brass and glass Étagères. This listing is for a matching pair of two. We only have a photo of one but there are two. Extraordinary shape and pizzazz. Great ...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass Étagère, Italy, 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Mid-Century Modern chrome étagère with six glass shelves. Minimalist look but great storage. Clean, sophisticated lines make this a Classic for all designs. The dimensions ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Vintage Green Painted Iron Etageres Displays with Glass Shelves
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An interesting pair of vintage étagères that we don't see very often, these shelf units are crafted out of curved and welded iron that culminates in a turned metal finial in the cres...
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20th Century Bookcases

Materials

Metal, Iron

Pair of Vintage Rattan Étagères
By Paul Frankl
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of vintage Rattan étagères with six glass shelves each . Great Boho chic style. Nice curved top adds some flair to these beauties. Fabulous for display in a living room or bedro...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Rattan, Glass

  • Pair of Vintage Rattan Étagères
  • Pair of Vintage Rattan Étagères
  • Pair of Vintage Rattan Étagères
  • Pair of Vintage Rattan Étagères
H 80 in. W 35.50 in. D 15.50 in.
Pair of Faux Bamboo Iron Étagères
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of faux bamboo iron étagères. Extremely well made heavy iron étagères. Comes with five glass shelves on each étagère. Has a dark brown oiled looking finish with tiny black spots...
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Bookcases

Materials

Iron

  • Pair of Faux Bamboo Iron Étagères
  • Pair of Faux Bamboo Iron Étagères
  • Pair of Faux Bamboo Iron Étagères
  • Pair of Faux Bamboo Iron Étagères
H 80.25 in. W 32.25 in. D 13.50 in.
1970s Rattan or Bamboo Wrapped Etageres, a Pair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
These are 1970s rattan wrapped étagères with glass shelving in very good condition. The metal frames are sturdy and have been meticulously wrapped in bamboo/rattan/wicker. The overal...
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Vintage 1970s Philippine Organic Modern Bookcases

Materials

Metal

Antique Pair of Walnut Pier Cabinets Victorian, circa 1880
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique pair of walnut pier cabinets Victorian, circa 1880. Pair of late 19th century Victorian inlaid walnut side or pier cabinets England circa 1880, each of canted breakfront f...
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Antique 1880s English Victorian Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Antique Pair of Walnut Pier Cabinets Victorian, circa 1880
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique pair of walnut pier cabinets Victorian, circa 1880 Pair of late 19th century Victorian inlaid walnut side or pier cabinets England circa 1880, each of canted breakfront fo...
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Antique 1880s English Victorian Bookcases

Materials

Walnut, Glass

Pair of Chrome Étagerés with Inset Burl Accents
By Milo Baughman
Located in San Leandro, CA
Trellis style chrome étagerés with inset burl veneer trim in the style of Milo Baughman. Three glass shelves.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Modern Parson's Style Mirrored Display Cases or Étagères
By Milo Baughman, Karl Springer
Located in Houston, TX
Gorgeous pair of modern display cases or étagères with mirrored backs and glass shelves. In the style of Milo Baughman or Thayer Coggin.
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Vintage 1960s Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mirror

Unusual and Rare Pair of Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Etageres
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Unusual and rare pair of Adrian Pearsall Brutalist etageres. Very hard to find one but to have a pair-oh my. Please see our huge selection of other pieces by Adrian Pearsall in our o...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Resin

Pair of English Georgian Period Library Cabinets of Mahogany and Brass
Located in London, GB
Very fine pair of library cabinets of the late Georgian period Constructed using Cuban mahogany of the finest quality and marking, that has acquired a truly magnificent color and ...
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Antique 19th Century British Georgian Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Pair of Rare circa 1800 Gothic Revival Wall Hanging Cabinets Bookcases Cupboards
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of circa 1800 Gothic revival huge wall hanging cabinets A very good looking and well made pair, these are very large 5’4 tall...
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Antique Early 1800s English Gothic Revival Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Oak

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Polished Chrome and Glass Etageres
By John Mascheroni
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This pair of étagères are in the style of John Mascheroni and were created in the 1970s. Although they were made in the hip 1970s they have an overtone of the Art Deco style of the 1...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

PAIR of steel and glass bookcases
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Pair of steel cabinets with upper glass front case and lower steel doors with 'X' motif. All working locks and keys.
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Vintage 1950s French Bookcases

Materials

Steel

  • PAIR of steel and glass bookcases
  • PAIR of steel and glass bookcases
  • PAIR of steel and glass bookcases
  • PAIR of steel and glass bookcases
H 67 in. W 35 in. D 15 in.
Pair of Glass-fronted Rosewood Bookcases
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair of Danish modern glass-fronted bookcase cabinets in finely figured rosewood.
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20th Century Danish Bookcases

  • Pair of Glass-fronted Rosewood Bookcases
  • Pair of Glass-fronted Rosewood Bookcases
  • Pair of Glass-fronted Rosewood Bookcases
  • Pair of Glass-fronted Rosewood Bookcases
H 47.25 in. W 74.41 in. D 16.93 in.
Pair of Italian Brass, Glass and Mirror Bookcases
Located in Aspen, CO
Stunning pair of Italian Brass, Glass and Mirror bookcases. Mirrored portion has one glass shelf. Beautiful brass detail on the side. Original glass.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mirror, Wood

Pair of 60's Italian Architectural Bookcases with Convex Glass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 1960's architectural bookcases with convex glass and four shelves each
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Vintage 1960s Italian Bookcases

Materials

Wood, Glass

Pair of George Nelson bookcases with glass doors
Located in New York, NY
Wallnut cases with glass doors on black legs
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American Bookcases

1970s French Pair of Étagères Bookcases by St. Gobain Glass
Located in Aspen, CO
1970s French unique pair of étagères. St. Gobain glass designed and made for the office of Parisian architect Noel Le Maresquier.
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Vintage 1970s French Bookcases

Materials

Glass

A Pair of French Bookcases with Glass Doors, Circa 1860
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Pair of elegant bookcases in oak with upper glass panel doors over lower paneled cabinet doors
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20th Century French Bookcases

Pair of Crotch Mahogany Inlaid Edwardian Glass Display Cabinet Curio Bookcases
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of antique crotch mahogany inlaid Edwardian glass display cabinet curio bookcases. Listing features satinwood pencil inlay, individual panes of glass, glass sides, lattice doors...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Edwardian Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Glass Front Bookcases, Pair
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern glass front credenzas or bookcases Designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture "Planner Group" USA, circa 1950s Solid map...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Steel

Pair of Mid Century Bookcases
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of mid century glass front tall bookcases, one has cabinet base, the other has four drawers with custom flatware divider interior.
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Vintage 1970s American Bookcases

Materials

Wood, Glass

  • Pair of Mid Century Bookcases
  • Pair of Mid Century Bookcases
  • Pair of Mid Century Bookcases
  • Pair of Mid Century Bookcases
H 80 in. W 35.5 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Marble Top Bookcases
Located in Buchanan, NY
Handsome pair of French early 20th Century mahogany bookcases with marble tops, two drawers, two doors, interior shelving.
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Early 20th Century French Bookcases

Materials

Marble

  • Pair of Marble Top Bookcases
  • Pair of Marble Top Bookcases
  • Pair of Marble Top Bookcases
  • Pair of Marble Top Bookcases
H 48 in. W 45.5 in. D 14.5 in.
PAUL EVANS PAIR OF BOOKCASES
Located in New York, NY
Very rare pair of elliptical bookcases in burled walnut, polished steel and smoked glass from the Directional Cityscapes series. Signed.
Category

20th Century American Bookcases

Materials

Metal

  • PAUL EVANS PAIR OF BOOKCASES
  • PAUL EVANS PAIR OF BOOKCASES
  • PAUL EVANS PAIR OF BOOKCASES
  • PAUL EVANS PAIR OF BOOKCASES
H 84 in. W 36.5 in. D 16 in.
Pair of Minty Oxford Modular Stacking Mahogany Library Bookcases Glass Doors
By Minty of Oxford
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of Minty Oxford modular stacking bookcases with glass doors A good looking well made and versatile pair, you can remove section...
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20th Century English Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

pair of Steel Barrister Bookcases
Located in Bainbridge, NY
pair of restored steel Barrister Bookcases with glass fronts. Can be stacked. Multiples available with notice. Ideal multi-use, dust free storage piece. Great storage for small, co...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Bookcases

Materials

Steel

  • pair of Steel Barrister Bookcases
  • pair of Steel Barrister Bookcases
  • pair of Steel Barrister Bookcases
  • pair of Steel Barrister Bookcases
H 42.5 in. W 35 in. D 13.25 in.
Pair of French, Glass and Oak Bookcases by Didier Rozaffy
By Didier Rozaffy
Located in New York, NY
Two beautiful 1950s French oak and glass bookcases designed by Didier Rozaffy. They have a great patina and color.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Romweber Mid-Century Modern Walnut Glass Front Bookcases on Hairpin Legs, Pair
By Romweber Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern bookcase cabinets on hairpin legs By Romweber USA, circa 1950s Walnut, with beveled glass doors and steel hairpin legs. Measures...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Steel

Pair of Simplex Dark Mahogany Sliding Glass Door Modular Legal Library Bookcases
By Simplex
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of Simplex modular legal library stacking bookcases A very good looking well made and decorative pair of legal library stacki...
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20th Century English Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Antique Oak Barrister Bookcases with Leaded Glass Doors by Globe-Wernicke, Pair
By Globe Wernicke
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding pair of antique oak barrister bookcases by Globe-Wernicke. The bookcases feature gorgeous quarter sawn tiger oakwood grain and a nice Arts & Crafts design. The top...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Pair of English Regency Bookcase Cabinets
Located in New York, NY
Pair of early 19th century English Regency black lacquered and gilt trimmed bookcase cabinets with two upper gilt mullioned glass doors over lower doors mounted with gilt wreaths.
Category

Antique 19th Century English Regency Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Lacquer

  • Pair of English Regency Bookcase Cabinets
  • Pair of English Regency Bookcase Cabinets
  • Pair of English Regency Bookcase Cabinets
  • Pair of English Regency Bookcase Cabinets
H 89 in. W 37.5 in. D 14 in.
Pair of Sculpted Mid-Century Modern Teak Bookcases with Glass Sliding Doors
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of Mid-Century Modern teak bookcases with height adjustable shelves and glass sliding doors A very good looking and well made p...
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20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Teak

Pair of Louis XVI Style Bookcases
Located in Austin, TX
A pair of lovely and elegant Bookcases made of cherry wood in the Louis XVI style. Each Bookcase has three adjustable shelves, brass key escutcheons and brass feet. They were purch...
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20th Century French Bookcases

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Bookcases
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Bookcases
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Bookcases
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Bookcases
H 67.00 in. W 45.50 in. D 16.50 in.
Pair of English Regency Period Bookcases
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Quality and superb design. The handmade cabinetry is superior. The cabinets are fashioned with step back tops (which are attached separately for easy moving). The glass is set indi...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Bookcases

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of English Regency Period Bookcases
  • Pair of English Regency Period Bookcases
  • Pair of English Regency Period Bookcases
  • Pair of English Regency Period Bookcases
H 85 in. W 25.2 in. D 24.25 in.
Pair of Large Georgian Style Bookcases
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of large Georgian style bookcase, each one cabinet made in two parts.
Category

20th Century European Georgian Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

  • Pair of Large Georgian Style Bookcases
  • Pair of Large Georgian Style Bookcases
  • Pair of Large Georgian Style Bookcases
  • Pair of Large Georgian Style Bookcases
H 104 in. W 59 in. D 22.75 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Walnut Bookcases
Located in London, GB
A pair of mid-century walnut venner bookcases, with sliding glass doors. Scandinavia, third quarter of the 20th Century.    
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Walnut

  • Pair of Mid-Century Walnut Bookcases
  • Pair of Mid-Century Walnut Bookcases
  • Pair of Mid-Century Walnut Bookcases
  • Pair of Mid-Century Walnut Bookcases
H 33.27 in. W 47.64 in. D 10.63 in.
Pair of Vintage Long Legal Bookcases with Sliding Glass Doors Ideal Home Library
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this pair of 50+ year old legal library bookcases with glass sliding doors A good looking and functional pair of bookcase, perfect for an at hom...
Category

20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Softwood

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Pair Glass Bookcase For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the pair glass bookcase you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, wood and metal, every pair glass bookcase was constructed with great care. There are 158 variations of the antique or vintage pair glass bookcase you’re looking for, while we also have 1 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer pair glass bookcase, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A pair glass bookcase is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made pair glass bookcase over the years, but those crafted by Milo Baughman, Globe Wernicke and Minty of Oxford are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Pair Glass Bookcase?

A pair glass bookcase can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,800, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $398,500.

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. 

Find your dream bookcase on 1stDibs now.