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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Country French Secretary - Bookcase

Combining a drop-front desk with a book display, this Country French Secretary-Bookcase is the perfect choice for efficiency when a little style flair is needed. Hand-crafted from solid oak to last for generations!Circa early 1900sMeasures 75H x 32W x 19D
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19th Century Country French Etagere (open shelf unit)

With carved aprons that depict buntings draped from a balcony, this Antique Country French Etagere Shelf Unit is perfect for displaying your prized possessions!Circa 1880sMeasures 18H x 21W x 4.5D

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
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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

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...
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Antqiue French Directoire Style Bookcase

Display above and storage below in a tailored, classically styled case rendered from French walnut. Circa 1890s. Measures 78.5 x 56.5 x 20.
$588   $2,450
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19th Century Rustic Country French Bookcase

Antique Rustic Country French Bookcase is perfect for the casual décor, and hand-crafted from solid old-growth French weathered oak! Circa 1830s. Measures 84.5 x 54.5 x 21.
$1,958   $4,450
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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.
$2,587   $3,980
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Antique Faux Bamboo Bookcase

To meet the demands of the Oriental craze that swept over Europe in the second quarter of the 19th century, furniture makers created objects such as this Antique Faux Bamboo Bookcase from local woods, simulating the bamboo with indigenous maple, pine, and beech.  This example will make a great choice to blend with a decor accented by Oriental design, and...
$1,650   $2,750
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Renaissance Revival Bookcase

Fashioned from solid oak in the timeless Renaissance style, this impressive bookcase was produced during the revival that occurred in the early 1900s.  Linenfold panels below the elaborate rosettes on the  upper door panels also flank an intriguing carving on the center cabinet door which is positioned under open shelving.  Framed by foliate carvings...
$990   $1,650
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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....
$3,979   $6,980
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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.
$996   $4,980
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French Gothic Revival Bookcase/Display

Hand-crafted exclusively from solid French white oak, this handsome cabinet will make an excellent choice as a bookcase as well! Timeless Gothic styling and generous proportions provide a nice display area above behind leaded glass with excellent storage below and a raised effect that is visually attractive from any angle. Hand-carved panels on each door...
$499   $2,495
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Pair Painted Bookcases

Pair Painted Bookcases Measures 100H x 58W x 21D Circa 1880.
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Bookcase / Commode

Hand-crafted from rich, mahogany, this elegant 19th century French Louis Philippebookcase departs from the norm by the rare addition of four drawers below the upper glazed tier, which also sports a full width drawer! Bookmatched flame mahogany on the façade adds sheer naturalistic beauty, while the tailored molding provides an apt framework above and...
$3,887   $5,980
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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...
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Dutch 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...
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Pair Louis Philippe Mahogany Bookcases

Pair Louis Philippe Mahogany Bookcases Each measures 95.5H x 54.5W x 21D.
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Pair Country French Regence Bookcases

Perfect for adding symmetry to any room in your home or office, this Pair of Antique Country French Bookcases were carved in the Regence style by talented yet simple rural artisans. Circa 1880s Each measures 89H x 50.5W x 22.5D
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Antique Louis XVI 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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Piemontese secretary / bookcase

Piemontese secretary / bookcase Measures 91H x 40W x 22D; surface 32H Circa 1890
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Painted secretary / bookcase

Painted secretary / bookcase Measures 80 H x 32W x 18D; desk surface 30H Circa 1930
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Barley twist barrister's bookcase

Barley twist barrister's bookcase Measures 49H x 45W x 12.5D Circa 1880s

19th Century Grand Empire Style Bibliotheque/Secretaire

It was difficult to conceal our excitement when we discovered this museum-quality antique secretary from the Napoleon III Period! Unique in its design, materials and execution, one can only marvel at its many wonders. Crafted exclusively from expensive imported mahogany, it was styled in the manner of the First Empire in honor of Napoleon III's uncle,...
$9,500   $16,800
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