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 with many on display at our two antique stores that boast over 50,000 square feet of retail 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 bookcase. Did you know Inessa hand-selects every single antique item? With 24 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.

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French Renaissance Bookcase

Perfect for the modern office, this particular Antique French Renaissance Bookcase features a restrained interpretation of the style that retains its masculine appeal without being overbearing.  Fashioned from solid oak to last for decade after decade of daily use, it sports a lovely patinaed painted finish! Circa 1900-1910. Measures 83H x 49.5W x 19D
$1,825   $3,650
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Mid-19th Century French Gothic Display Stripped Armoire

Created by master artisans during the mid-19th century revival of the timeless Gothic style, this Antique Armoire features tailored architecture with finely detailed embellishments from crown to base!  Eight linenfold panels on each side make it attractive from any angle.  The original beveled glazing on the doors provide an ideal setting for your...
$3,250
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19th Century Henri II Walnut China Buffet / Bookcase

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...
$4,537   $6,980
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Pair 19th Century French Louis Philippe Mahogany...

Pair 19th Century French Louis Philippe Bookcases was fashioned from solid mahogany, and provides both display storage on top, and concealed storage below.  The tailored architecture of this style has always been a favorite of designers and savvy decorators since it blends with so many other styles.  Hand-crafted using time-honored techniques, each was...
$11,900
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19th Century Renaissance Bookcase

With exceptional full relief carvings of game harvested during the hunt, this impressive Antique French Renaissance Bookcase boasts more exceptional carved detail from the crown to the base. Corbels and acanthus rosettes combine with fruit motifs on the cornerposts to provide a framework for the glazed doors with intricately molded frames above, to the...
$4,980
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19th Century Renaissance Two-Tiered Bookcase

19th Century Renaissance Two-Tiered BookcaseCirca 1860sMeasures 95H x 71W x 21D
$4,450
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19th Century Grand French Renaissance Bookcase

19th Century Grand French Renaissance BookcaseCirca 1860sMeasures 99H x 89W x 23D
$11,900
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19th Century Gothic Open Bookcase

19th Century Gothic Open BookcaseCirca 1860sMeasures 87H x 34W x 15D
$3,450
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19th Century Italian Renaissance Walnut Bookcase

19th Century Italian Renaissance Walnut BookcaseCirca 1870sMeasures 82H x 49W x 20D
$4,980
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Antique Henri II Walnut Bookcase

Sculpted from fine French walnut, this impressive 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 glazing appear two full relief carvings of...
$2,691   $5,980
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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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19th Century French Renaissance Bookcase

This astounding Antique French Renaissance Bookcase features sculpture 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 French wire grill on the upper tier allowing...
$4,939   $8,980
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19th Century Country French Rococo Bookcase with Drawers

Using subtle Rococo styling, the artisans who crafted this intriguing Antique Country French Bookcase chose to put three drawers below rather than the traditional cabinet. The boldly arched chapeau de gendarme cornice overlooks the 20 panes of glazing below, with just a modicum of carved accents appearing on the chest below. Brass hinges, keyguards and...
$6,980
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19th Century Louis Philippe Bookcase

19th Century Louis Philippe BookcaseCirca 1850Measures 79H x 41W x 16D
$2,750
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19th Century English Secretary

19th Century English Secretary
$7,980
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19th Century English Secretary

19th Century English Secretary
$1,995
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English Raised Bookcase

English Raised Bookcase
$1,850
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19th Century Rustic Gothic Bookcase

19th Century Rustic Gothic BookcaseCirca 1890sMeasures 89H x 49W x 19D
$3,985
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19th Century Country French Empire Style Bookcase

19th Century Country French Empire Style Bookcase with painted interior and faux draperies.Circa 1880sMeasures 89H x 47W x 19D
$2,980
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19th Century English Secretary-Bookcase

19th Century English Secretary-Bookcase is perfect for the home or student office!Circa 1900-1910Measures 83.5H x 35.5W x 19.5D
$1,795
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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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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
$3,990   $7,980
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Antique Louis XVI Mahogany Display/Vitrine

Crafted from exotic mahogany, this stately antique English vitrine 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.
$946   $4,980
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