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 Hand Carved Solid Oak Neoclassical Vitrine ~...

Charming French Oak Neoclassical Vitrine ~ Bookcase in Louis XVI style.Circa early 1900sMeasures 67H x 51.5W x 19D
$953   $1,985
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19th Century Country Frnech Bookcase ~ Bibliotheque

Featuring an exquisitely carved friezework across the contoured crown, this superlative 19th Century Country French Bibliotheque ~ Bookcase was meticulously hand-crafted from solid old-growth quarter-sawn oak to last for generations!  Twelve glazed panes allow one to view the books or anything one wishes to display above, with beautifully carved panels...
$1,950   $3,250
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PAIR 19th Century French Louis XV Mahogany Bookcases

Only in the rarest of eventualities are we able to discover such wonderfully preserved bookcases from the latter years of the 1800s, and this PAIR of 19th Century French Louis XV Mahogany Bookcases is even MORE rare!  Hand-crafted from exotic imported mahogany, each features 24 specially contoured beveled mirror panes above, a pull-out work surface in the...
$6,895   $9,850
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19th Century Country Stripped French Bookcase

Hand-crafted from Stripped solid oak to last for generations, this intriguing 19th Century Country French Bookcase combines open shelving with cabinetry, and timeless hand-carved detail, for a wonderful effect!Circa 1880sMeasures 50.5H x 82.5W x 15.5D 
$1,386   $1,980
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19th Century Renaissance Hand Carved Bookcase

Handsome 19th Century French Renaissance Revival Bookcase hand carved in solid oak features superlative carved detail in glorious relief. Circa 1850s Measures 73H x 56.5W x 20D
$1,910   $3,980
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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
$4,613   $6,590
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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...
$1,875   $3,750
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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
$1,898   $3,450
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19th Century Renaissance Walnut Bookcase

Fashioned from fine French Walnut to last for generations, this stately 19th Century French Renaissance Bookcase is the perfect choice for home or office. Three-quarters of the doors are glazed with original rolled glass, with tailored pyramidal panels on the lower quarter to conceal items for storage. Turned columns and bold molding in solid walnut...
$1,979   $2,998
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19th Century Louis Philippe Fruitwood Bookcase

19th Century Louis Philippe Fruitwood BookcaseCirca 1850s
$3,486   $4,980
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Italian Painted Secretary / Bookcase

This lovely Italian Painted Secretary - bookcase is a hand carved artistry of the master craftsmen of Piemonte region of Italy. Measures 80 H x 32W x 18D; desk surface 30H Circa 1930
$1,788   $2,980
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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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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 
$1,950   $3,250
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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 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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Italian Empire Bookcase

Italian Empire Bookcase circa 1930s Measures 82H x 122W x 27D
$5,495   $7,850
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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 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...
$6,272   $8,960
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19th Century French Walnut Renaissance China Buffet /...

19th Century French Walnut Renaissance China Buffet / Bookcase works equally well in storing and displaying anything of value for the home or office!  Incredible detail abounds from the crown to the base, with green glazed upper door appearing over an open display area.  The artistry required to perform such an incredible work is truly one of the reasons...
$11,500
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Antique 19th Century French Henri II Walnut Bookcase -...

Sculpted from fine French Walnut, this impressive 19th Century French Henri II Bookcase, or 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...
$2,691   $5,980
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19th Century Grand Hand Carved Oak English Bookcase

This stately bookcase hails from England, and features carved embellishment inspired by the Renaissance.  Motifs range from Norsemen to floral and foliates, carved across the crown and on the lower casework.  Interestingly, the glazed doors above slide back and forth for access without the use of hinges.  Measures 103.5H x 86.5W x 23D Circa 1860.
$5,370   $8,950
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Bookcase ca. 1840

Stately elegance defined, this 19th Century French Louis Philippe Bookcase represents the epitome of the style, with tailored lines and architecture ~ perfect for displaying your finest library or collection in understated elegance!Circa 1840sMeasures 84.5H x 53W x 16.5D
$1,959   $2,798
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Bookcase ~ Vitrine...

The tailored architecture of furniture during the Louis Philippe Period has been aptly expressed in this 19th Century French Louis Philippe Bookcase ~ Vitrine fashioned completely by hand from indigenous French walnut, with glazed upper portion for display and two drawers below for storage, the facades of which have been lavished with exquisite bookended...
$2,786   $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...
$2,691   $5,980
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19th Century English Secretary ~ Bookcase ca. 1890

This elegant 19th Century English Secretary ~ Bookcase features graceful lines with a double facing arched crown, glazed upper tier so you can view your books or objets d'art, spacious storage in the drawers below and a drop-front desk with cubby holes and drawers inside to create a wonderfully functional miniature office!  Hand-crafted from fine imported...
$1,990   $3,980
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Antique Country French Secretary ~ Bookcase

The perfect blend of Country French Charm and Functionality, this Antique Country French Secretary ~ Bookcase features display, storage, and a drop-front work surface, all hand-crafted from solid oak to last for decade after decade!Circa 1930sMeasures 74.5H x 88W x 17.5D
$990   $1,980
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Antique English Jacobean Cabinet ca. 1900

Ideal for any application in the home or office, this handsome Antique English Jacobean Cabinet features tailored lines and an Old World yet utilitarian, purposeful look.Circa 1900-1910Measures 51.5H x 39W x 23.5D
$990   $1,980
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PAIR 19th Century French Louis Philippe Bookcases ca....

This stately Pair 19th Century French Louis Philippe Bookcases is perfect for adding symmetry to any room!  Hand-crafted in the tailored lines of the period from indigenous select French walnut, each features mirrored upper cabinet doors, and finely molded detail from crown to base.  Ideal as choices for china buffets as well, they represent the epitome...
$6,895   $9,850
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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 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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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...
$1,950   $3,250
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Pair Antique Country French Painted Bookcases

Yes, it's a Pair Antique Country French Painted Bookcases!  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 cabinet....
$3,588   $5,980
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19th Century French Gothic Bookcase ~ Bibliotheque

Sculpted from dense, old-growth French White Oak to last for centuries, this impressive 19th Century French Gothic Bookcase, known as a Bibliotheque in France, will be the perfect choice to display your favorite library or collection!  Intricately carved from the crown to the base, the glazed doors are framed by spiral fluted and carved columns, with the...
$5,586   $7,980
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Mahogany Bookcase

Only rarely do we discover true Louis Philippe Period pieces in such good condition, and especially on such a grand scale as this magnificent 19th Century French Louis Philippe Mahogany Bookcase!  Rendered entirely from the exotic imported mahogany which was, and remains to this day, one of the finest woods to use in furniture.  Bold moldings and the...
$5,980
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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 
$1,188   $1,980
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18th Century Normandie Buffet a Deux Corps

This charming and magnificent 18th Century French Buffet a Deux Corps from Normandie was meticulously hand-carved from indigenous old-growth quarter-sawn white oak and will make an excellent choice as a bookcase or display case as well!  Charming wildflowers and foliate motifs abound around the frameworks of the doors above and below, with bold molded...
$2,695   $3,850
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19th Century French Louis XVI Display Armoire

Hand-crafted in Paris from exotic imported mahogany, this superlative 19th Century French Louis XVI Display Armoire features its original beveled glazing and hand-cast bronze ormolu mounts!  Perfect for showing off your most prized family heirlooms or cherished collection, it is tall but still fits in an 8' ceiling.  Adjustable shelves ensure it will show...
$2,625   $3,750
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19th Century Grand English Renaissance Stripped Solid...

Crafted on an enormous scale for a gracious Manoir, this impressive Mid-19th Century Grand Classical English Renaissance Bookcase features four barley twist columns turned from Stripped Solid Oak framing the three leaded glass diamond-glazed upper tiers, with three separate paneled doors below for concealed storage. Bold molding abounds from the crown...
$9,730   $13,900
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19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Triple Armoire

Featuring its original amazing Painted Finish that has achieved a lovely patina over the decades, this elegant 19th Century French Painted Triple Armoire boasts a full length beveled glass at the center, flanked by six beveled panes on each of the two side doors which, in true French fashion.  Usable as a Bookcase or an Display Armoire, it also boasts...
$3,887   $5,980
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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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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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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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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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