Antique and Vintage Bookcases

Vintage and antique bookcases have a long history, starting from the Renaissance period. In the 16th century, bookshelves started being placed in libraries, replacing the unsatisfactory lectern system that had been adopted from monasteries. At this period, bookcases were commonly known as the press. They featured chains as a means of securing books, which was phased out in the eighteenth century. Today, they are found in simplistic and minimal designs to suit your needs.

Though bookcase with sliding doors can occupy a large portion of the property, they can be a central focus in your room. To make sure it complements your room, you must be mindful of the placement of these vintage and antique bookcases. You can join two identical bookcases together which helps to tie the setting together or you can place them on either side of the TV and fireplaces. Styling horizontal bookcase can be hard and because it draws attention, we sometimes overcomplicate it.

You can simply decorate your low bookcase with minimal items such as some books, framed pictures, and artworks, or some fresh plants. Arranging your books by color can add to the aesthetic vibe of your interior. You can also style your decorative items by placing some in front and some closer to the back. Bidders can choose from a wide range of bookshelves at online auctions, including Mahogany Bookcase, Library Bookcase, and Cherrywood Bookcase, depending on their tastes. Bidsquare’s furniture auctions offers several vintage and antique bookcases for sale with high-quality craftsmanship. Some of the finest bookcases featured on sale are designed by artists such as Alphonse Mattia, Wendell Castle, and more.

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  • Hanging Shelf
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Hanging Shelf

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    2 Bids
    Current Bid
    $30
  • Corner Shelf
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Corner Shelf

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $5
  • Hanging Shelf
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Hanging Shelf

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    2 Bids
    Current Bid
    $15
  • Stepback Bookcase
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    $5 - $500

    Stepback Bookcase

    Est.
    $5 - $500
  • Hanging Shelf
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    $5 - $500

    Hanging Shelf

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    4 Bids
    Current Bid
    $140
  • 19th C. Mahogany Secretary Bookcase.
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    19th C. Mahogany Secretary Bookcase.

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    DGW Auctioneers Inc.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $160
  • American Classical Gothic Carved Mahogany Secretary Bookcase, 19th c., the sloping crown over double mullioned Gothic arched glazed doors, on a base w
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    American Classical Gothic Carved Mahogany Secretary Boo...

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Crescent City Auction Galle...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Mid Century Rattan & Bamboo Corner Shelf
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Mid Century Rattan & Bamboo Corner Shelf

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Rivich Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • A French Art Deco pastry shelf
    Estimate
    $500 - $700

    A French Art Deco pastry shelf

    Est.
    $500 - $700
    John Moran Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $250
  • Antique American Mahogany Inlaid Federal Style Bookcase, 19th Century
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    Antique American Mahogany Inlaid Federal Style Bookcase...

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    Rafael Osona Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • George III Style Green Painted Bookcase Secretary
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    George III Style Green Painted Bookcase Secretary

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Auctions at Showplace
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • MAGAZINE HOLDER
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    MAGAZINE HOLDER

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    $100 - $200
    Wiederseim Associates, Inc....
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • ROYCROFT LITTLE JOURNEYS SHELF
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    $300 - $500

    ROYCROFT LITTLE JOURNEYS SHELF

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    $300 - $500
    Wiederseim Associates, Inc....
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • MAHOGANY HANGING SHELF
    Estimate
    $50 - $100

    MAHOGANY HANGING SHELF

    Est.
    $50 - $100
    Wiederseim Associates, Inc....
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $25
  • Vintage Four-Tier Bamboo Etagere
    Estimate
    $250 - $350

    Vintage Four-Tier Bamboo Etagere

    Est.
    $250 - $350
    Rafael Osona Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Green Patina Dog Bookends, 20th Century
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    Green Patina Dog Bookends, 20th Century

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Rafael Osona Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Revolving Bookcase
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    $5 - $500

    Revolving Bookcase

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    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $5
  • Three Tier Campaign Shelf, 19th Century
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    Three Tier Campaign Shelf, 19th Century

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Rafael Osona Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $350
  • Large Vintage Bamboo Four-Tier Etagere Bookshelf
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    Large Vintage Bamboo Four-Tier Etagere Bookshelf

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    Rafael Osona Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Antique American Folk Art Stick and Ball Shelf, circa 1880
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    Antique American Folk Art Stick and Ball Shelf, circa 1...

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Rafael Osona Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Bookcase
    Estimate
    $500 - $5

    Bookcase

    Est.
    $500 - $5
    Dovetail Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $5
  • MAGAZINE HOLDER
    Estimate
    $50 - $100

    MAGAZINE HOLDER

    Est.
    $50 - $100
    Wiederseim Associates, Inc....
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $25
  • Etageres
    Estimate
    $500 - $5

    Etageres

    Est.
    $500 - $5
    Dovetail Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $5
  • Stacking Bookcases
    Estimate
    $500 - $5

    Stacking Bookcases

    Est.
    $500 - $5
    Dovetail Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $5
  • Dresser/cabinet With 4 Drawers
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Dresser/cabinet With 4 Drawers

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Cain Modern Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $25
  • Kittinger Regency Mahogany and Brass Hanging Wall Shelf
    Estimate
    $150 - $300

    Kittinger Regency Mahogany and Brass Hanging Wall Shelf...

    Est.
    $150 - $300
    Atlanta Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Postmodern Black Lacquer Etagere Bookcase, 1980s
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    Postmodern Black Lacquer Etagere Bookcase, 1980s

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    Auctions at Showplace
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Fine Antique Swan Carved Mahogany Hanging Shelf, 19th Century
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Fine Antique Swan Carved Mahogany Hanging Shelf, 19th C...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Rafael Osona Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Shelving
    Estimate
    $500 - $5

    Shelving

    Est.
    $500 - $5
    Dovetail Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $5
  • Antique English Bamboo and Lacquer Decorated Corner Shelf Etagere
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    Antique English Bamboo and Lacquer Decorated Corner She...

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    Rafael Osona Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • The Globe Wernicke Seven Piece Attorney's Bookcases
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    The Globe Wernicke Seven Piece Attorney's Bookcases

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Rafael Osona Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • George III Style Mahogany 4 Tier Hanging Wall Shelf
    Estimate
    $150 - $300

    George III Style Mahogany 4 Tier Hanging Wall Shelf

    Est.
    $150 - $300
    Atlanta Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • An Art Nouveau walnut double-door bookcase
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000

    An Art Nouveau walnut double-door bookcase

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
    John Moran Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500