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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Country French Secretary-Bookcase

Country French Secretary-Bookcase combines the best of both worlds ~ a compact desk with drop-front writing surface, and a bookcase above for instant access, all in a charming Country French package!Circa early 1900sMeasures 85H x 35.5 W x 16.5D
$1,980
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19th Century Country French Regence Bookcase-Vitrine

Nineteenth Century Country French Regence Bookcase-Curio Cabinet (Bibliotheque-Vitrine)Circa 1880sMeasures 84H x 59.5W x 22D
$3,980
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19th Century Neoclassical Barrister's Bookcase

19th Century Neoclassical Barrister's Bookcase is perfect for quick access while seated and allows for a display surface on top for added decorating possibilities!Circa 1890sMeasures 49.5H x 66.5W x 13.5D
$1,195
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Antique Country French Neoclassical Bookcase ~ Cabinet

Antique Country French Neoclassical Bookcase ~ CabinetCirca 1900-1910Measures 74.5H x 76W x 19.5D
$3,250
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French Directoire Inlaid Vitrine ~ Bookcase

French Directoire Inlaid Vitrine ~ BookcaseCirca early 1900sMeasures 63.5H x 49W x 15D
$1,980
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Neoclassical Vitrine ~ Bookcase

Neoclassical Vitrine ~ BookcaseCirca early 1900sMeasures 67H x 51.5W x 19D

19th Century English Corner Curio Cabinet

19th Century English Corner Curio CabinetCirca 1880sMeasures 79H x 31W x 18D
$1,980
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19th Century English Mahogany Secretary ~ Bookcase

19th Century English Mahogany Secretary ~ BookcaseCirca 1880sMeasures 80.5H x 36W x 18D
$3,890
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Secretary ~ Bookcase

19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Secretary ~ BookcaseCirca 1850sMeasures 87H x 47.5W x 19D
$3,750
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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
$1,980
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Country French Secretary ~ Bookcase

Country French Secretary ~ BookcaseCirca early 1900sMeasures 75H x 39.5W x 19D
$1,498
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19th Century Renaissance Bookcase

19th Century Renaissance Bookcase with barley twist columns and full relief carvings of music and art motifs.Circa 1850sMeasures 91.5H x 61W x 22D
$4,980
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19th Century Country French Walnut Bookcase ~ Vitrine

19th Century Country French Walnut Bookcase ~ Vitrine is two-tiered for display above and storage below.Circa 1870sMeasures 94H x 34.5W x 17.5D
$2,980
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19th Century Rococo Rosewood Bookcase ~ Vitrine

19th Century Rococo Rosewood Bookcase ~ Vitrine is ideal for showcasing your most cherished collection or family heirlooms in inimitable style!Circa 1880sMeasures 89H x 35W x 19D
$3,725
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19th Century Grand Louis Philippe Bookcase

19th Century Grand Louis Philippe Bookcase stretches over ten feet in width, and almost eight feet in height! Hand-crafted from old-growth solid French Cherry wood to last for centuries!Circa 1850sMeasures 91.5H x 122W x 18D
$11,225
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19th Century Pair of French Louis XIV Carved Painted...

Gorgeous antique furniture details abound in this handsome rare pair of Louis XIV French bookcases, each featuring a patinated, 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 countryside east of...
$5,910   $9,850
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19th Century Grand French Renaissance 2-Tiered Hunt...

Hand-crafted on a Grand Scale from solid old-growth oak-this magnificent mid-19th Century French Renaissance Hunt Buffet will be an excellent choice as a Bookcase or Display Case as well! Soaring over nine feet tall, it features scenes depicting the bounty of the earth appear on the rounded cabinet doors below with hen pheasants on the two center...
$11,900
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PAIR 19th Century Venetian Baroque Painted Polychrome...

PAIR 19th Century Venetian Baroque Painted Polychrome Vitrines. Circa 1930's 84.5H x 26.5D x 14.5D
$4,485   $6,900
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English Raised Bookcase

English Raised Bookcase features a hint of "Chinese Chippendale" style influence, plus the imposition of exquisite oval burl panels in each of the side doors.  Glazed center section and drawers add a nice touch. Circa 1930's. Measures 51H x 57W x 19D
$925   $1,850
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19th Century Rustic Etagere (open shelf unit)

Ideal for the casual interior, this Antique Rustic Shelf Unit, called an Etagere by the French, features hand-hewn oak and simple styling for a clean, uncluttered look. Circa 1860s Measures 62H x 38W x 9D

Louis XVI Walnut Bookcase

One of the most diverse of all styles, the classic form emerged from Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, and is expressed in a bewildering variety of variations by the French, who call the style after the King who revived it in the 18th century, Louis XVI.  This exceptional solid French walnut Antique Bookcase features a subtly arched crown and simply adorned...
$3,486   $4,980
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19th Century Country French Louis XVI Bookcase

Finely crafted from solid oak to last for generations, this handsome Louis XVI-inspired Country French Bookcase features hand-carved floral baskets below, banded wheat on the cornerposts, and an abundance of provincial charm!Circa 1890sMeasures 79H x 44W x 22.5D
$1,497   $2,495
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19th Century French Renaissance Bookcase

Astounding antique French Renaissance Bookcase features sculpture hand carved in white oak on the lower door panels rendered in extraordinary relief depicting the grape and wheat harvests, serving as dual symbols of the Last Supper.  Stately architecture includes bold molding, finely carved columns and cornerposts, and original solid brass French wire...
$4,490   $8,980
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Grand 18th Century Country French Bookcase

We always consider ourselves fortunate when we come across antiquities from the 18th century, but especially so with this stunning Grand 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 the mitered...
$9,990   $18,500
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