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 Philippe Mahogany Bookcase

The stately lines of the Louis Philippe style have been captivating admirers since the 1840s, and this exceptional example is proof why!  Hand-crafted from exotic imported mahogany during the 19th Century, this Antique Bookcase features a glazed upper tier for display, and an expanded cabinet below with drawers for ample yet convenient storage.  Perfect...
$6,980
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19th Century Neoclassical Bookcase

Fashioned from fine French Walnut to last for generations, this stately 19th Century French Neoclassical Bookcase is the perfect choice for almost any interior design. Three-quarters of the doors are glazed, with pyramidal panels on the lower quarter to conceal items one may not wish to display. Turned columns and bold molding complete the look.Circa...
$2,998
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19th Century Louis Philippe Walnut Bookcase

19th Century Louis Philippe Walnut BookcaseCirca 1840s
$4,250
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19th Century German Renaissance Revival Bookcase

19th Century German Renaissance Revival Bookcase features carved cherubs and lionsCirca 1860sMeasures 87H x 46.5W x 23D
$9,800
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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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19th Century Neoclassical Painted Armoire

Gorgeous step-front 19th Century French Neoclassical Triple Paris Country Armoire features a two-toned original painted finish that has achieved a lovely patina over the past century. This Lovely focal case piece also features a display center door with glazed panes on the left and the same panes on the right. Finely detailed molding and floral garlands...
$4,788   $7,980
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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 Rustic Country French Bookcase ~ Buffet a...

19th Century Rustic Country French Stripped Solid Oak Bookcase ~ Buffet a Deux Corps. Beautiful antique French china buffet in solid stripped oak. Delicate hand carved scalloped detailing around base and on carved door fronts. A stunning original find, made with painstaking craftsmanship and care in 19th century Europe. An elegant piece of antique...
$2,937   $4,450
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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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19th Century English Mahogany Vitrine/Bookcase

Elegant 19th Century English Mahogany Petit Bookcase is a masterpiece of craftsmanship on a diminutive scale!  Perfect for a special niche or cozy spot, it has carved laurel leaf shaped ornament atop the glass to afford an easy viewing of the precious items on display inside.  The exotic mahogany chosen was prized, as it still is today, for its sheer...
$1,967   $2,980
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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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Pair 19th Century Renaissance Hand Carved Oak Corner...

A rare pair of 19th Century Renaissance Corner Buffets/Etagere with hand-carved excellence in solid oak and features unique drawers that pivot out from one side! A warm patina and intricate carvings are captivating elements of this antique French Renaissance Revival buffets. In past centuries the style of the Renaissance reflected one of the favorite...
$8,900
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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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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
$2,388   $3,980
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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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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...
$7,140   $11,900
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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 French Neoclassical Rosewood Display Armoire

This stunning early Napoleon III Period Display Armoire is a great example of its use in France.  Neoclassical architecture combined with High Renaissance styling motifs makes such cases highly desirable.  Rosewood, also known as Kingwood, has been revered for centuries as the finest furniture wood extant.Perfect for displaying your most cherished family...
$1,980   $2,750
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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...
$3,990   $7,980
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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 Country French Bookcase ~ Shelf Unit ~...

19th Century Country French Bookcase ~ Shelf Unit ~ Etagere fulfills many functions in the room all with inimitable Provincial style and flair!Circa 1880sMeasures 50.5H x 26.5W x 14.5D
$826   $1,180
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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 Antique Neoclassical English Pine Corner...

Drawing upon the architecture of ancient Greece, the artisans who built this stunning Antique Corner Cabinet from old-growth yellow pine knew a thing or two about craftsmanship! With an arched dome inside enhanced by a pair or arched glazed upper doors, it features surprising storage below, making a corner of your room both beautiful and productive! Circa...
$1,470   $2,450
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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
$2,786   $3,980
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19th Century Rustic Gothic Bookcase

19th Century Rustic Gothic Bookcase is an excellent choice of subtly carved antique furniture for display and storage featuring an upper glazed tier with double door cabinet below!  Hand-carved motifs add a nice accent, as do the muntion overlays on the glass.Circa 1890sMeasures 89H x 49W x 19D
$3,985
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Antique Gothic Stripped 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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Grand 19th Century Renaissance Triple Bookcase

Grand 19th Century Renaissance Triple Bookcase with Greek Revival crown is a stunning example of fine English craftsmanship at the height of their glory during the mid 19th century!  The crown represents homage to classical architecture, but the carvings that appear all across the facade and on each side regale the viewer with scenes reminiscent of the...
$18,900
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19th Century English Mahogany Secretary ~ Bookcase

19th Century English Mahogany Secretary ~ Bookcases are perfect choices for today's floor plans, providing a multiple-use funcitionality with tailored lines and the natural beauty of exotic imported mahogany for a real winner of a choice!  Diagonal muntions around the glazing above provide an intriguing framework for whatever you wish to display, while...
$3,890
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PAIR 19th Century Venetian Baroque Painted Polychrome...

PAIR 19th Century Venetian Baroque Painted Polychrome Vitrines are a colorful way to display your most precious collection or cherished family heirlooms!  Each features leaded panes for display and discreet storage below behind the artfully carved and painted door panels.  The boldly arched crowns are festooned with shell, floral and foliate motifs in a...
$4,485   $6,900
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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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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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19th Century Gothic Linenfold Cabinet ~ Bookcase

19th Century Gothic Linenfold Cabinet ~ BookcaseCirca 1870s
$1,298
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19th Century Gothic Linenfold Cabinet ~ Bookcase

19th Century Gothic Linenfold Cabinet ~ BookcaseCirca 1870s
$1,980
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19th Century French Renaissance Bookcase

19th Century French Renaissance BookcaseCirca 1850s
$4,980
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19th Century French Renaissance Secretary ~ Bookcase

19th Century French Renaissance Secretary ~ BookcaseCirca 1850s
$4,750
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19th Century Louis Philippe Fruitwood Bookcase

19th Century Louis Philippe Fruitwood BookcaseCirca 1850s
$4,980
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Antique Book Stand

Antique Book StandCirca 1900-1910

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
$2,388   $3,980
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Antique Country French Hand Carved Oak Normandy...

Fantastic Quality Antique Country French Display Bookcase ~ Cabinet 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...
$2,625   $3,750
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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...
$5,812   $9,850
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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 Italian Renaissance Armoire ~ Bookcase

19th Century Italian Renaissance Armoire ~ Bookcase boasts abundant hand-carved detail across the entire four door facade!Circa 1890sMeasures 59H x 86W x 17D
$3,980
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19th Century Italian Renaissance Armoire ~ Bookcase

19th Century Italian Renaissance Armoire ~ Bookcase boasts abundant hand-carved detail across the entire four door facade!Circa 1890sMeasures 59.5H x 85.5W x 17.5D
$3,980
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19th Century Brittany Corner Shelves

19th Century Brittany Corner ShelvesCirca 1870sMeasures 47H x 22W x 15D