Antique Bookcases

During the 18th & 19th centuries a formal education was incredibly expensive and beyond the reach of the vast majority of the populace. Books were similarly expensive, as was the cases to store them. For this reason the antique bookcase, or bibliotheque in France, is not common at all. However, with our buying power, we are able to obtain a wide variety of antique bookcases for your enjoyment and daily use, transforming a room, office or library into a special place that reflects your style and refinement.

We have multiple options to choose from within our vast inventory of antique furniture, with many on display at our two antique stores that boast over 50,000 square feet of showroom space. Our antique bookcases will immediately add that touch of elegance in any space and will complete the overall design of a room in an instant. No matter the style, color or finish you choose, you can trust Inessa Stewart's name for the highest quality antique furniture, especially when it comes to antique bookcases! Did you know Inessa hand-selects every single piece of antique furniture, antique accessory, antique painting, and architectural antique? With over 25 years of experience in the business, Inessa is an expert when it comes to antique furniture. Please contact us if you have any questions about our selection.  Inessa Stewart Antiques Online Wholesale Antique Furniture.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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19th Century French Renaissance Bookcase ~ Bibliotheque

This stunning 19th Century French Renaissance Bookcase ~ Bibliotheque is the perfect size ~ not too small yet not too overwhelming, yet it exudes all the inspiration of the Renaissance in its incredible hand-carved detailing from the crown to the base!  Full-relief splendor abounds with bounty-of-the-earth themes, fully laden grapevines with clusters, and...
$2,990   $5,980
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Antique Gothic Stripped Washed Solid Oak Bookcase

This Antique Gothic Stripped Bookcase sports two tiers, with open display shelves above and cabinet storage below.  Carved embellishments include quatrefoils pierced through the apron above and cut into the drawers below for a subtle, understated version of the style. In just a decade stripped antique furniture has become a symbol of casual elegance in...
$2,388   $3,980
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19th Century Country French Bookcase ~ Bibliotheque

19th Century Count ry French Bookcase ~ Bibliotheque boasts a four door step front design and tastefully executed hand-carved detailingCirca 1880s
$2,980
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19th Century German Renaissance Revival Bookcase

Carved with dancing Cherubs and a plethora of romantic relief motifs, this impressive 19th Century German Renaissance Revival Bookcase was crafted from fine walnut, and features a stately neoclassical architecture that is accentuated by the hand-carved detail which includes a predominance of foliates with lions as accents.  Such magnificent pieces were...
$6,860   $9,800
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19th Century English Barrister's Bookcase

Hand-crafted from fine imported mahogany and designed to keep books at arm's length while seated-this 19th century Barrister's Bookcase is perfect for diminutive spaces or to display a cherished collection!Circa 1890sMeasures 36H x 40W x 13D

18th Century French Painted Armoire

The kitchen cabinet of its day ~ Country French armoire, with elaborately carved detailing and wonderfully patinaed painted finish. Circa 1870s. Measures 93H x 65.5W x 26D
$9,850
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Antique 19th Century French Henri II Walnut Bookcase -...

Sculpted from fine French Walnut, this impressive 19th Century French Henri II Bookcase, or bibliotheque features a boldly carved scallop shell comprising a graceful arch to form the crown, flanked by scrolled corbels. Tapered and turned columns create a framework for the doors below which are glazed with stained & leaded glass rounds. Below the...
$2,691   $5,980
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19th Century French Gothic Bookcase ~ Bibliotheque *

Sculpted from dense, old-growth French White Oak to last for centuries, this impressive 19th Century French Gothic Bookcase, known as a Bibliotheque in France, will be the perfect choice to display your favorite library or collection!  Intricately carved from the crown to the base, the glazed doors are framed by spiral fluted and carved columns, with the...
$7,980
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19th Century Flemish Bookcase

Nineteenth Century Flemish Bookcase features elaborate Renaissance-inspired full relief carvings, intricate molding detail, and a magnficent presence that will enthrall all who enter the room!   Meticulously hand-crafted from old-growth oak to last for centuries, it features a glazed upper tier for display, two spacious drawers and cavernous cabinets for...
$2,786   $3,980
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Mid-19th Century Renaissance Bookcase

Handsome 19th Century Renaissance Revival Bookcase features superlative carved detail in glorious relief.Circa 1850sMeasures 73H x 56.5W x 20D
$1,990   $3,980
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Antique French Louis XVI Triple Armoire

Benchmade from prized mueche mahogany, this stately Antique French Louis XVI Triple Armoire features classical styling and architecture.  Step-front center section adds visual intrigue from any angle, with tapered and fluted columns on each cornerpost for trim.  Bold Greek wave motifs on the crown and base are accented by the laurel wreath with foliates...
$3,591   $7,980
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Antique Country French Vitrine ~ Bookcase

This charming Country French Vitrine ~ or Bookcase, is definitely on the Rustic side of the design, yet it features a chapeau de gendarme cornice and serpentine sides with a bowfront dominated by scrolled panels on the doors and a huge cresting wave on the apron.  Four scrolled legs with escargot feet provide support.  Hand-crafted to literally last for...
$2,840
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Antique French Henri II Renaissance Buffet A Deux Corps

Hand-crafted from fine French walnut, this Antique French Henri II Renaissance Buffet A Deux Corps features tailored architecture and a minimum of carved embellishment, leaning more towards the architectural elements of pediments, arches, columns and even glazed display, all to create the perfect style for your room! The elegant simplicity of this...
$1,931   $4,950
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19th Century Country French Buffet A Deux Corps

Handcrafted by rural artisans in 1830’s this Country French Buffet A Deux Corps will surely continue to stand the test of time! We discovered this rustic and charming Buffet A Deux Corps in the Normandy region of France. Styled with an elegantly crown molded cornice, intricate moldings and serpentine apron, crafted in the solid French oak - aged to a...
$1,838   $3,750
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Antique French Henri II Renaissance Buffet A Deux Corps

Hand-crafted from fine French walnut, this Antique French Henri II Renaissance Buffet A Deux Corps features tailored architecture and a minimum of carved embellishment, leaning more towards the architectural elements of pediments, arches, columns and even glazed display, all to create the perfect style for your room! The elegant simplicity of this...
$1,931   $4,950
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19th Century Country French Neoclassical Walnut Vitrine

19th Century Country French Neoclassical WalnutVitrine features classical embellishment hand-carved into the sumptuous French walnut with the added grace of curvaceous French scrolled designs in the crown and door panels and legs. Original hand-forged steel hardware!Circa 1870sMeasures 90H x 39.5W x 20.5D
$2,388   $3,980
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19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Triple Armoire

Featuring its original Painted Finish that has achieved a Lovely Patina over the decades, this elegant 19th Century French Painted Triple Armoire boasts a full length beveled mirror at the center, flanked by six beveled panes on each of the two side doors which, in true French fashion, originally had sheer fabric on the inside to conceal the interior....
$3,980
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19th Century Country French Bookcase

Hand-crafted from solid oak to last for generations, this intriguing 19th Century Country French Bookcase combines open shelving with cabinetry, and timeless hand-carved detail, for a wonderful effect!Circa 1880sMeasures 50.5H x 82.5W x 15.5D 
$1,980
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19th Century Country French Painted Corner Vitrine ~...

19th Century Country French Painted Corner Vitrine ~ Curio CabinetCirca 1880sMeasures 83H x 39W x 17D
$1,188   $1,980
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Italian Walnut Renaissance Bookcase ca. 1890

The essence of Italian Renaissance Style with Romanesque overtones has been embodied in this handsome 19th Century Italian Walnut Bookcase!  Wrought iron panels and boldly carved embellishment, even down to the lion's paw feet, make it an ideal choice for the masculine decor.  The sumptuous walnut lends a warmth to the room that cannot be denied, as well!...
$3,486   $4,980
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Antique Renaissance Bookcase

Carved with elaborate Renaissance Revival motifs on the cabinet panels, this Antique Renaissance Bookcase is perfect for an Old World touch!  The beveled glass door at the center of the bookcase is framed by “side lights”, then by the beautifully carved cornerposts and door panels.  The lower base molding actually conceals exterior drawers!  Bold molding...
$5,880   $9,800
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19th Century Louis Philippe Mahogany Bookcase

Fantastic Louis Philippe four-door bookcase, called by the French a bibliothèque, was meticulously hand-crafted from exotic mahogany. French artisans imported and seasoned the wood for years to ensure its stability to last for generations, then sculpted it into such beautiful specimens as you see before you in this superlative example using time-honored...
$2,975   $4,250
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Mid-19th Century French Renaissance Bookcase

This Mid-19th Century French Renaissance Bookcase, or Bibliotheque, expresses the essence of the Renaissance executed in solid, old-growth French white oak to last for centuries!  Barley twist columns in clockwise and counter-clockwise turnings flank the glazed doors with exquisite carved archwork at the top and full relief carvings of musical instruments...
$3,750
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French Walnut China Buffet - Bookcase ca. 1860

There is no question that French Walnut is considered the finest indigenous wood in Europe, and this stunning French China Buffet / Bookcase was hand-crafted entirely from the prized material!  Bold molding above and below frame the natural beauty of the burl wood panels and backsplash, with glazed upper tier allowing one to display anything one's heart...
$8,980
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Louis Philippe Period Mahogany Bookcase ca. 1850

This intriguing Louis Philippe Period Bookcase features the classic two tiered design with stepped-back upper section, all hand-crafted in exotic imported mahogany!  The upper tier has been glazed to allow viewing and display, with tailored ornamentation on the molding, and half-columns that frame the glazing with clockwise and counter clockwise barley...
$4,980
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19th Century Renaissance Walnut Bookcase

Fashioned from fine French Walnut to last for generations, this stately 19th Century French Renaissance Bookcase is the perfect choice for home or office. Three-quarters of the doors are glazed with original rolled glass, with tailored pyramidal panels on the lower quarter to conceal items for storage. Turned columns and bold molding in solid walnut...
$2,998
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19th Century French Renaissance Carved Bookcase ~ Vitrine

19th Century French Renaissance Carved Bookcase ~ Vitrine features bold relief depicting Della Robia and the wheat & grape harvest.  Such exquisite Antique Furniture was reserved only for the most affluent, who could not only afford the education and books that went inside, but also the hefty price of commissioning a specific design, such as this...
$3,346   $4,780
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19th Century Rustic Country French Bookcase ~ Buffet a...

19th Century Rustic Country French Stripped Solid Oak Bookcase ~ Buffet a Deux Corps. Beautiful antique French china buffet in solid stripped oak. Delicate hand carved scalloped detailing around base and on carved door fronts. A stunning original find, made with painstaking craftsmanship and care in 19th century Europe. An elegant piece of antique...
$2,937   $4,450
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Grand 18th Century Country French Bookcase

We always consider ourselves fortunate when we come across antique furniture from the 17 and 18th century, but especially so with this stunning Grand Early 18th Century Country French Bookcase!  Hand-crafted from dense, old-growth oak in the manner of Louis XIV, it features incredibly detailed molding especially on the crown, which follows the contours of...
$9,990   $18,500
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English Style Painted Bookcase

Enchanting antique silhouettes with simple lines and rich patina painted finish infuse your space with the ambiance of an old English library, a George III style painted mahogany bookcase from Heldense, of Holland, still in business today and known for their classic English style furniture. It has been refreshed with a painted finish that is quite current...
$1,248   $2,495
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Country French Bookcase-China Buffet

Featuring a relatively simplistic archictecture with Regence style influence-this Country French China Buffet is equally useful as a Bookcase especially since as of this writing there is an identical twin available! Scrolled apron below mirrors the chapeau de gendarmecrown with scrolled panels and glazing framework for finishing touches.Circa early...
$1,476   $3,280
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Country French Bookcase-China Buffet

Featuring a relatively simplistic archictecture with Regence style influence-this Country French China Buffet is equally useful as a Bookcase especially since as of this writing there is an identical twin available! Scrolled apron below mirrors the chapeau de gendarmecrown with scrolled panels and glazing framework for finishing touches.Circa early...
$1,476   $3,280
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19th Century Mahogany English Secretary ~ Bookcase

19th Century Mahogany English Secretary ~ Bookcase was beautifully hand-crafted from exotic imported mahogany which creates the primary visual impact of this stately piece!  Solid brass drawer pulls and key guards add a nice accent, as does the geometric muntions around the upper glazed bookcase section.  The slant-front drops down to reveal a...
$8,960
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19th Century French Renaissance Revival Walnut Bookcase

Rare antique furniture style as this 19th century Renaissance bookcase to find created in solid French walnut with barley twist columns and full relief with hand carvings depicting music and art motifs.  Such handsome works of the woodcrafter's art were commissioned and created to cater to those with the means to afford not only the education, but the...
$3,486   $4,980
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French Renaissance Bookcase with Leaded Stained Glass

French Renaissance Bookcase with Leaded Stained GlassCirca 1900-1910Measures 62.5H x 70W x 17.5D
$2,086   $2,980
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19th Century Italian Neoclassical Walnut Bookcase

Stunning in its presence, this 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Bookcase was hand-crafted from solid walnut to last for centuries!  Elaborate molded detail in abundance appears from the crown and extends down to the bun feet.  Floral sprays with ribbon adorn the cabinet and drawer facades, with a step-front center section fitted with adjustable shelving...
$6,286   $8,980
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19th Century French Walnut Renaissance Bookcase

Stunning and Grand 19th Century French Walnut Renaissance Bookcase from Lyon was rendered from select walnut by master artisans and is an exceptional example of antique furniture of which anyone would be proud!  A masterpiece of the woodsculptor's art, the detail is amazing from the crown to the base molding, and speaks of a higher standard of...
$16,900
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PAIR 19th Century Venetian Baroque Painted Polychrome...

PAIR 19th Century Venetian Baroque Painted Polychrome Vitrines are a colorful way to display your most precious collection or cherished family heirlooms!  Each features leaded panes for display and discreet storage below behind the artfully carved and painted door panels.  The boldly arched crowns are festooned with shell, floral and foliate motifs in a...
$4,485   $6,900
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19th Century Louis Philippe Two-Tiered Buffet

Hand-Crafted from solid oak to last for centuries-this French Louis Philippe Period Two Tiered Buffet provides cavernous storage for all your finest! Two drawers add a nice touch while the tailored architecture ensures it will blend with almost any interior.Circa 1860sMeasures 91H x 60W x 25D
$3,450
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19th Century Grand French Renaissance Hunt Two-Tiered...

Stunning and carved to perfection from the intricately formed crown to the boldy molded base, this gorgeous 19th Century Grand French Renaissance Revival Hunt Two-Tiered Buffet features full-relief carvings of wildlife and della robia, or bounty of the earth.  The rounded sides of the lower tier make for an easier transition into your room, with a glazed...
$8,940   $14,900
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19th Century Neoclassical Barrister's Bookcase

19th Century Neoclassical Barrister's BookcaseCirca 1880sAs of this writing, an identical twin is available!
$3,980
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19th Century Neoclassical Barrister's Bookcase

19th Century Neoclassical Barrister's BookcaseCirca 1880sAs of this writing, an identical twin is available!
$3,980
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19th Century Gothic Linenfold Cabinet ~ Bookcase

19th Century Gothic Linenfold Cabinet ~ BookcaseCirca 1870s
$1,298
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19th Century Gothic Linenfold Cabinet ~ Bookcase

19th Century Gothic Linenfold Cabinet ~ BookcaseCirca 1870s
$1,980
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19th Century French Renaissance Bookcase

19th Century French Renaissance BookcaseCirca 1850s
$4,980
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19th Century French Renaissance Secretary ~ Bookcase

19th Century French Renaissance Secretary ~ BookcaseCirca 1850s
$4,750
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19th Century Louis Philippe Fruitwood Bookcase

19th Century Louis Philippe Fruitwood BookcaseCirca 1850s
$4,980
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Antique Book Stand

Antique Book StandCirca 1900-1910