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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French Art Deco Burl Wood Vitrine - Cabinet

This intriguing French Art Deco Burl Wood Vitrine - Cabinet features an amazing display of veneering across the facade blending a variety of exotic burl woods and imported mahogany to create a visual feast for the eyes!  Subtle carved detailing adds to the effect.  An arched center section with glazing below allows you a modicum of display, with the rest...
$1,323   $1,890
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19th Century Austrian Renaissance Revival Bookcase

Exquisitely hand-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...
$5,880   $9,800
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19th Century English Renaissance Bookcase

This exquisite 19th Century English Renaissance Bookcase provides display and storage in Old World style!  Hand-carved all over from solid old-growth oak, it features spacious display with shelving fronted with complementary carvings flanked by angels on the cornerposts above.  Paw feet and elaborate hand-carved detail on the cabinet doors and full-width...
$3,486   $4,980
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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 Country French Neoclassical Walnut Buffet...

19th Century Country French Neoclassical Walnut Buffet a Deux Corps serves equally as well as a Bookcase and 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 is amazing, but the hand-sculpted...
$3,979   $6,980
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19th Century Louis Philippe Pharmacy Bookcase

A rare find, this 19th Century Louis Philippe Pharmacy Bookcase will add a sense of rustic sophistication to an office or storage space. The open shelving, three small drawers and ample cabinet with glass doors offer charm and versatility. A characteristic Louis Philippe simplicity make this bookcase ideal for a multitude of styles and the shallow design...
$2,786   $3,980
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Grand French Louis Philippe Period Painted Bookcase...

Grand 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 from old growth pine on a grand scale, it features glass doors above and storage cabinets below, both of which open to amply shelved interiors. Minimally adorned...
$3,947   $5,980
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Neo-Classical Painted Triple Bookcase

Crafted on a grand scale from fine hardwoods with extraordinary skills of artisans, then given a authentic painted finish that will blend beautifully with your antiques, this captivating handsome neoclassical bookcase features glass inserts in the adjustable shelving and dimmable lighting to enhance the view for all you want to display! Measures 100H x...
$5,950   $11,900
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19th Century French Louis XIV Painted Oak Bookcase ~...

Gorgeous antique furniture details abound in this handsome 19th Century Louis XIV French Painted Bookcase ~ Bibliotheque, featuring a patinaed, distressed painted finish that is so in vogue today! Classical architecture and embellishment combines with arched glazing and paw feet for an unusual yet timeless look. It was made for a lovely home in the...
$2,490   $4,980
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19th Century Flemish Renaissance Armoire ~ Bookcase

This highly unusual piece in the form of a 19th Century Flemish Renaissance Armoire ~ Bookcase is exceedingly shallow for a piece that is just about eight feet tall!  Even including the bold base and crown moldings, it's only 17" deep, making it the perfect choice for high traffic areas where maximum space utilization is critical!  Barley twist columns...
$2,625   $3,750
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Antique Italian Walnut Renaissance Bookcase ~ Vitrine

Sculpted to perfection from fine Italian Walnut by master artisans, this impressive Antique Italian Renaissance Bookcase ~ Vitrine features Romanesque overtones in the architecture.  Tapered and fluted columns provide a framework for the exquisitely glazed door panels, with a superbly sculpted crown above, finely detailed molding below, and even glass on...
$4,186   $5,980
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Antique Rustic Spanish Kitchen Cabinet

Antique Rustic Spanish Kitchen Cabinet, hand-crafted from solid sycamore and fitted with hand-forged strap hinges and lockworks, makes a great choice for the rustic or casual decor!  Ideal as a bookcase, as well.Circa early to mid-1900sMeasures 65H x 43.5W x 14D
$1,350
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19th Century French Walnut Henri II Bookcase

This stately 19th Century French Walnut Henri II Bookcase is a work of the cabinetmaker's art!  Sculpted lions' heads appear on the bottom drawer, with intricate molding, full relief della robia, and bold corbels adding to the classic architecture.  Fluted pilasters with Corinthian capitals flank the glazed door.  Even the sides have been carved intaglio...
$3,700   $7,400
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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...
$2,250   $3,750
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19th Century French Walnut Louis XV Display Armoire ~...

Lavished with exquisite hand-carved detail this 19th Century French Walnut Louis XV Display Armoire ~ Bookcase features the classic asymmetrical lines and naturalistic ornamentation that defines the style.  Perfect for displaying your most cherished family heirlooms, memorabilia or collection!Circa 1890sMeasures 97.5H x 43W x 18D
$3,486   $4,980
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French Oak Neoclassical Vitrine ~ Bookcase

Charming French Oak Neoclassical Vitrine ~ Bookcase in Louis XVI style.Circa early 1900sMeasures 67H x 51.5W x 19D
$993   $1,985
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Italian Empire Bookcase

Italian Empire Bookcase circa 1930s Measures 82H x 122W x 27D
$5,495   $7,850
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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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Antique Italian Grand Walnut Renaissance Bookcase

Exquisitely sculpted from solid Italian walnut by master artisans, this exceptional Antique Italian Walnut Grand Renaissance Bookcase features beautiful statuary depicting the Four Seasons on each pilaster and cornerpost providing a framework for the wrought-iron inset doors!  Elaborate full relief foliate motifs surround the entire work on all sides,...
$6,895   $9,850
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Antique Country French Oak Normandy Bookcase

Fantastic Antique Country French Display Bookcase was hand-crafted in Normandy from solid oak in the early 1900's. Two paneled doors highlighted with floral and foliate carvings above a scrolled and accented apron are raised on elegant cabriole legs. The interior reveals a very spacious storage compartments with four shelves. The center part features...
$2,475   $3,750
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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...
$5,837   $8,980
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Pair Antique Country French Painted Vitrines

Yes, it's a Pair of Antique Country French Painted Vitrines!  Hand-crafted and carved to perfection with scrolls, acanthus leaves and wildflowers, this mirror image pair are slender and tall, perfect for today's open floor plans!  Asymmetrical arched & glazed frameworks on top rest over a pull-out surface, a drawer, and a surprisingly spacious...
$3,588   $5,980
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19th Century English Renaissance Secretary ~ Bookcase

This stunning 19th Century English Renaissance Secretary ~ Bookcase provides display, storage, and a writing surface, with a unique drop-down center cabinet and lower drawer!  Hand-carved all over from solid old-growth oak, it features spacious display with shelving fronted with complementary carvings flanked by angels on the cornerposts above.  Paw feet...
$3,325   $4,750
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Antique French Gothic Bookcase

This Antique French Gothic Bookcase, rendered from solid quarter-sawn oak, will make a great addition to any room that needs storage, especially in the office where its low surface can serve as a credenza!Circa early 1900sMeasures 69H x 79.5W x 23D 
$3,250
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19th Century Italian Renaissance Display Armoire

Resplendent with sculpted angels and classical architecture, this stupendous 19th Century Italian Renaissance Triple Armoire was fashioned from solid Walnut, and features an impressive crown punctuated by two sizes of turned finials, elaborate and bold molding from crown to base, and hand-carved columns that provide a framework for the panel doors on each...
$8,750   $12,500
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19th Century Country French Regence Buffet/Bookcase

Nineteenth Century Country French Regence Bookcase-Curio Cabinet (Bibliotheque-Vitrine)Circa 1880sMeasures 84H x 59.5W x 22D
$2,269   $3,980
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19th Century Gothic Low Buffet

This 19th Century Gothic Low Buffet was hand-crafted entirely from white oak to last for centuries!  Four doors allow easy access.  Perfect as a Barrister's Bookcase, too!Circa 1880sMeasures 36H x 60W x 15D
$990   $1,980
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19th Century Gothic Low Buffet

This 19th Century Gothic Low Buffet was hand-crafted entirely from white oak to last for centuries!  Four doors allow easy access.  Perfect as a Barrister's Bookcase, too!Circa 1880sMeasures 34.5H x 53W x 15D
$990   $1,980
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19th Century Dutch Renaissance Raised Bookcase

Hand-carved from solid old-growth oak, this handsome 19th Century Dutch Renaissance Raised Bookcase is the ideal choice to display your finest collection, library or family memorabilia.  Bold molded detail and finely carved accents combine with the arched glazing to present a visual impact without peer!Circa 1850sMeasures 84.5H x 64W x 21D
$2,940   $4,900
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19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Triple...

19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Triple Armoire/Bookcase features a stately elegance with original painted finish surrounding beveled unfettered glazing on the center door flanked by multi-paned side panels with no less than 18 panes each!  Perfect for displaying your most cherished collection or family heirlooms with fully adjustable shelves....
$4,793   $7,988
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19th Century Antique English Georgian Style Mahogany...

19th Century Antique English Georgian Style Flame Mahogany Linen Press/Cabinet Circa 1850s, this unique antique English furniture is a remarkable example of fine cabinetry for a variety of reasons. Generally linen press are not designed on such a grand scale with four separate compartments, nor from the best quality mahogany from the period, and even...
$6,895   $9,850
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French Renaissance Bookcase

French Renaissance Bookcase carved in solid oak.Circa 1900-1910Measures 62.5H x 70W x 17.5D
$1,788   $2,980
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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...
$1,990   $3,980
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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...
$2,988   $4,980
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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...
$2,388   $3,980
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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...
$2,786   $3,980
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19th Century Flip-Top Library Cabinet

An intriguing design indeed, this 19th Century Flip-Top Library Cabinet features cabinets that open normally as well as a flip-open top that allows for exceptional ease of access!  Hand-carved from solid old-growth quarter-sawn white oak, it has the symbols of knowledge and learning sculpted on the cabinet door, and its original bronze pendant drawer...
$1,788   $2,980
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19th Century Grand Renaissance Bookcase

Crafted on a large scale to impress one's guests, this 19th Century Grand Henri II Bookcase will display an enormous amount of books, collectibles or family heirlooms!  Rendered from solid old-growth oak, it features subtle, stylized Renaissance-influenced carved detailing characteristic of the Henri II style.Circa 1870sMeasures 101H x 75W x 24D
$6,590
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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...
$11,830   $16,900
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Antique Jacobean Credenza with Stained Glass

This Antique Jacobean Credenza with Stained Glass is the essence of timeless lines with fine carved detail and plenty of elegant storage behind the glass!  Benchmade from solid oak to last for generations.Circa early 1900sMeasures 40H x 48W x 19.5D
$1,650
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Rustic Antique Country French Secretary ~ Bookcase

This Rustic Antique Country French Secretary ~ Bookcase features clean lines with subtle design flair that make it the ideal choice for the casual decor!  Hand-crafted with double-pegged mortise & tenon joinery, it displays, stores and provides a desktop surface ~ all in one!  Crafted from solid quarter-sawn oak to last for generations~Circa early...
$2,980
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Mid-Century Modern Desk and Bookcase Set

Hand-crafted from fine mahogany, this intriguing Mid-Century Desk and Bookcase Set are the perfect choice for the home office!Circa mid-1900sDesk measures 32H x 59W x 31D – kneehole 27H x 23W;Bookcase measures 67H x 62W x 18D
$4,800
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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
$2,250   $3,750
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19th Century French Louis XV Rococo Display Armoire

This exceptional 19th Century French Louis XV Rococo Display Armoire ~ Bookcase displays a remarkable work of the sculptor's art, rendered in the naturalistic form of the genre reflecting an appreciation for the bounty of God & Mother Nature.  Full length display allows it to display books, collectibles, keepsakes or family memorabilia in style!Circa...
$3,980
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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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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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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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