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 Louis XVI Mahogany Armoire

Featuring stunning mueche mahogany with bronze ormolu in the classic Louis XVI style, this impressive Antique Triple Display armoire has been festooned with luxurious cast bronze ormolu mounts.  Show off your cherished family possessions or a special collection in style!  The mueche mahogany was discovered only after the wood was milled, and due to its...
$5,910   $9,850
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19th Century Country French Empire Style Fruitwood...

Hand-crafted during the waning years of the 19th Century by talented rural artisans trying to emulate the styles most popular with the royal court or empire, this Country French Empire Style Bookcase features painted interior and faux draperies painted on the outside for a truly charming effect!  Created from solid fruitwood indigenous to the region, it...
$1,490   $2,980
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Italian Painted Secretary / Bookcase

This lovely Italian Painted Secretary - bookcase is a hand carved artistry of the master craftsmen of Piemonte region of Italy. Measures 80 H x 32W x 18D; desk surface 30H Circa 1930
$1,788   $2,980
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Antique French Napoleon III Period Rosewood Armoire

Crafted during the golden age of furniture crafting in France at the capital itself in Paris, this impressive armoire was created from the king of furniture woods, rosewood, imported from the rainforests of the Americas and made into what many connoisseurs consider the finest furniture ever made! The wood is so special and hard that it resists the very...
$2,241   $4,980
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PAIR 19th Century Painted Pharmacy Bookcases

Found in Holland, this Pair of incredible 19th century Apothecary Shop Bookcases are perfect for adding a light, modern-day look and function, while still providing the mystique and aura of such historic pieces.  During the late 1800’s, these bookcases would have been used to store and display the pharmacy inventory. Amazingly, these authentic pieces of...
$7,740   $12,900
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19th Century English Secretary

19th Century English Secretary
$7,980
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19th Century French Renaissance Walnut Display Buffet

19th Century French Renaissance Walnut Display BuffetCirca 1880sMeasures 86H x 51.5W x 18.5D; buffet 40H
$1,649   $3,298
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19th Century Louis Philippe Bookcase

19th Century Louis Philippe BookcaseCirca 1850Measures 79H x 41W x 16D
$1,650   $2,750
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Grand 19th Century English Open Bookcase

Hand-crafted from a selection of indigenous oaks, this handsome English Bookcase was designed on a grand scale for a grand home!  Two tiers allow one to put larger objects or books below.  A railed crown above is flanked by two carved spire finials, with a pair of spiral fluted columns below flanking the lower tier. Circa 1880s Measures 97H x 74.5W x 16D
$2,793   $7,980
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Antique Grand English Mahogany Bookcase

This Antique Grand George III Style Mahogany Bookcase was hand crafted from in late 19th century England, as a revival of the18th century style. In the upper section, the two large doors are each set with a distinctive pattern of individual wooden glazing bars that enclose thirteen separate pieces of antique rolled glass notable for its wavy reflection....
$3,490   $6,980
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PAIR of French Napoleon III Period Bookcases

Soaring to ten feet in height, this majestic PAIR of Napoleon III Period French Bookcases were hand-crafted from select French walnut.  It is established that only the affluent could afford higher education, expensive books, and therefore bookcases, so to custom order a matched pair of this grandeur must have cost a fortune!  The sheer natural beauty of...
$17,400   $29,000
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19th Century Renaissance Hunt Bookcase

19th Century Renaissance Two-Tiered Hunt BookcaseCirca 1860sMeasures 95H x 71W x 21D
$2,490   $4,980
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19th Century French Wrought Iron Demilune Baker's Rack

In a lovely departure from the normal rectangular design, this wonderful 19th century Country French Wrought Iron Demilune Baker's Rack has been trimmed in brass and boasts a lot of flair, indicating it was probably special-ordered for a particular baker!  Note the wheat motif painted gold at the top. Measures 66H x 36W x 20D Circa 1880s
$1,490   $2,980
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19th Century French Walnut Vitrine

This elegant Antique French Vitrine was hand-crafted from select French walnut and features 16 original beveled panes and exquisite hand-carved detailing. Circa 1890s. Measures 74.5H x 64W x 15.5D.
$1,990   $3,980
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Country French Oak Secretary - Bookcase

Combining a drop-front desk with a book display, this charming Country French Secretary-Bookcase is the perfect choice of antique furniture for efficiency when a little style flair is needed. Hand-crafted from solid oak to last for generations!Circa early 1900sMeasures 76H x 31.5W x 19D
$1,121   $1,495
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Antique English Mahogany China Buffet/Bookcase

Crafted from exotic mahogany, this stately antique English china buffet will store and display your finest with aplomb! Subtle carved accents of floral swags and rosettes provide visual appeal, along with the architecture which includes an oval main glass pane. Perfect as a bookcase, as well. Circa 1900. Measures 77.5H x 48W x 13.5D.
$747   $4,980
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Antique Rustic Neoclassical China Buffet / Bookcase

Dating back to 1880, this lovely Neoclassical china buffet / bookcase creates elegant storage and display for kitchen, dining room or any room where you want to showcase a collection. Elegantly carved cabinet top features glazed top with original hand rolled glass, which provides ample space for showcasing plates, books and other collectibles. Below, the...
$1,335   $4,450
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English Raised Bookcase

English Raised Bookcase, Circa 1930's. Measures 51H x 55W x 18.5D
$925   $1,850
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Antique Renaissance Bookcase, French 1870's.

Antique French Renaissance Bookcase sculpted from solid French oak in celebration of the Renaissance Revival style of late 19th century Europe. Measures 99H x 45W x 22.5D; surface 37.5H Antique Furniture, Circa 1870.
$2,490   $4,980
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19th Century Henri II Walnut Renaissance China Buffet...

This stunning Antique French Walnut China Buffet / Bookcase is a stately example of the Renaissance Revival style of late 19th century Europe. Elegantly hand-crafted in the style of Henri II by truly talented Paris artisans, and produces a display cabinet for your finest above, a serving surface for utility in the middle, and capacious storage behind...
$4,397   $6,980
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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...
$1,980   $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...
$1,980   $4,950
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19th Century Grand French Renaissance Two-Tiered Buffet

Carved to perfection from the intricately formed crown to the boldy molded base, this stunning 19th Century Grand French Renaissance 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 upper tier perfect for...
$14,900
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19th Century Italian Neoclassical Walnut Bookcase

Hand-crafted from fine Italian walnut by master artisans, this Antique Italian Neoclassical Bookcase features elaborate shell carvings across the crown, accentuated by detailed molding, and presiding over the lower display portion.  The display portion is divided into two areas by a center stile adorned with reeded & fluted pilaster topped with a...
$2,700
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