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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Antique Country French Secretary ~ Bookcase

Boasting a center drop-down desktop surface, this amazing Antique Country French Secretary ~ Bookcase reminds us of the old Garde Mangers that used to occupy country kitchens to serve as pantries.  Hand-crafted from oak, this example features finely turned spindles and brass drawer pulls.  Very versatile!Circa mid-1900sMeasures 71H x 73W x 19D
$1,590
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19th Century Rustic Gothic Oak Cabinet

Ideal for storage in any room, and especially as a bookcase, this 19th Century Rustic Gothic Cabinet was crafted entirely from Stripped White Oak and forged Iron to last for centuries!Circa early 1900sMeasures 59H x 60W x 20D 
$1,980
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19th Century Country French Walnut Bookcase ~ China...

Crafted from old-growth French Walnut, this handsome 19th Century Country French China Buffet can easily double as a Bookcase or perhaps a Wine Cabinet!  Subtly scrolled framework and moldings provide visual appeal and highlight the natural beauty of the wood.Circa 1850Measures 87.5H x 53.5W x 21D
$3,750
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Mahogany Bookcase

Only rarely do we discover true Louis Philippe Period pieces in such good condition, and especially on such a grand scale as this magnificent 19th Century French Louis Philippe Mahogany Bookcase!  Rendered entirely from the exotic imported mahogany which was, and remains to this day, one of the finest woods to use in furniture.  Bold moldings and the...
$5,980
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19th Century English Curio Cabinet

Ideal for displaying your special collection or family heirlooms, this 19th Century English Curio Cabinet displays the influence of the so-called "Chinese Chippendale" styling that was a reflection on the craze for all things Oriental during the 1800s in Europe.Circa 1880sMeasures 75H x 38W x 17D 
$2,750
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Mahogany Bookcase

Perfect for displaying books, prized possessions or personal collections, 19th Century French Louis Philippe Bookcases like this example, rendered from exotic imported Mahogany, are excellent choices for any room in the home or office!  Beveled glass covers three quarters of the doors, with a panel covering the bottom to conceal items that one does not...
$2,980
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PAIR 19th Century French Louis XV Mahogany Bookcases

Only in the rarest of eventualities are we able to discover such wonderfully preserved bookcases from the latter years of the 1800s, and this PAIR of 19th Century French Louis XV Mahogany Bookcases is even MORE rare!  Hand-crafted from exotic imported mahogany, each features 24 specially contoured beveled mirror panes above, a pull-out work surface in the...
$8,450
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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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19th Century English Mahogany Corner Curio Cabinet

This 19th Century English Mahogany Corner Curio Cabinet (a Vitrine in France) is an excellent example of fine English cabinetry, and indicative of the prosperity that was enjoyed at the end of the 19th century.  For one to be able to afford a corner cabinet of this quality, much less the keepsakes that would be displayed within, was a mark of affluence,...
$2,450
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19th Century French Louis XVI Mahogany Bookcase

Hand-crafted during the glory years of the Belle Epoch, this elegant 19th Century French Louis XVI Mahogany Bookcase has been adorned with cast bronze ormolu mounts and was crafted from highly desired and rare Mueche Mahogany for a unique look!  Perfect for displaying your favorite collection, heirlooms, or prized books in style!Circa 1890Measures 93.5H x...
$4,250
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Antique French Renaissance Barrister's Bookcase

Designed to be low to be easy to access while seated, the Antique Barrister's Bookcase remains a favorite for offices today.  This Antique French Barrister's Bookcase has been carved from solid oak in the Renaissance style, and makes a great choice for an addition to your office, or in the home office or study, but can also serve as a neat organizer for...
$2,350
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19th Century Italian Renaissance Walnut Vitrine with...

Stunning in its extraordinary detail, this 19th Century Italian Renaissance Walnut Vitrine has been hand-carved entirely from sumptuous walnut from the crown to the base, with a combination of molding designs too numerous to mention here!  Of particular note are the pair of mirror-image Mermaids that are spiraled around the lower support columns.  Ideal...
$5,980
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18th Century Normandie Buffet a Deux Corps

This charming and magnificent 18th Century French Buffet a Deux Corps from Normandie was meticulously hand-carved from indigenous old-growth quarter-sawn white oak and will make an excellent choice as a bookcase or display case as well!  Charming wildflowers and foliate motifs abound around the frameworks of the doors above and below, with bold molded...
$2,695   $3,850
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Louis Philippe Painted Bookcase ca. 1840

Louis Philippe Painted Bookcase ca. 1840 A striking example of the austere nature of the Louis Philippe style,  this 19th Century Painted Bookcase offers functionality and flair.  Crafted on a grand scale, it features glass doors above and storage cabinets below, both of which open to amply shelved interiors. Minimally adorned with molded top and doors,...
$5,980
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Early 19th Century Rustic Louis XIV Vitrine ~ Bookcase

THis handsome Early 19th Century Rustic Louis XIV Vitrine ~ Bookcase was designed on a relatively diminutive scale, making it the perfect choice for creating an Old World accent in a cozy niche or narrow space!  The painted finish has achieved an amazing patina over the centuries, and with surprising storage below given the shallow depth, and wonderful...
$3,980
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Antique Book Stand

Antique Book StandCirca 1900-1910

19th Century Austrian Renaissance Revival Bookcase

Carved with dancing Cherubs and a plethora of romantic relief motifs, this impressive 19th Century Austrian 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.  Crafted at the end of the...
$6,860   $9,800
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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