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Shelves & Bookcases

Bookcases in traditional styles can be a valuable accent piece. They are both useful and attractive. Vintage bookshelves produced in the late 19th to early 20th centuries are particularly valuable. An antique barrister bookcase for sale can range into the thousands.

The collectible Macey barrister bookcase and Heywood-Wakefield hutch are well- made with distinctive character. Macey bookcases often have a protective glass front to preserve books and documents, while Heywood-Wakefield hutches are typically made of rounded northern yellow birch. Pieces are often in good condition due to their sturdy construction.

Traditional antique bookcases, particularly those from sought-after manufacturers, continue to bring high prices at auction. Auctions for these pieces may range from the hundreds into the millions.

Recommended Items at Auction

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Rustic Industrial Style Shelf 81 1/4 x 71 x 17 3/4 in. (206.4 x 180.3 x 45.1 cm.)
Feb 29, 6:00 PM EST
Rustic Industrial Style Shelf 81 1/4 x 71 x 17 3/4 in. (206.4 x 180.3 x 45.1 cm.)
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$7012 Bids
A VICTORIAN WALNUT SECRETARY BOOKCASE
Feb 26, 6:00 PM PST
A VICTORIAN WALNUT SECRETARY BOOKCASE
by O'Gallerie
Est: $200- $300
$2758 Bids
Mahogany Late 20th Century Sheraton Etagere 74 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (189.2 x 59.7 x 59.7 cm.)
Feb 29, 6:00 PM EST
Mahogany Late 20th Century Sheraton Etagere 74 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (189.2 x 59.7 x 59.7 cm.)
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$88 Bids
A white painted arts & craft bookshelf, Height 128cm x Width 69cm x Depth 30cm
Feb 27, 7:00 PM AEDT
A white painted arts & craft bookshelf, Height 128cm x Width 69cm x Depth 30cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD606 Bids
An art deco two door bookshelf, Height 120cm x 91cm x 30.5cm, as found.
Feb 27, 7:00 PM AEDT
An art deco two door bookshelf, Height 120cm x 91cm x 30.5cm, as found.
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD150
AUD406 Bids
80IN CORNER KNICK KNACK SHELF
Feb 29, 12:00 PM CST
80IN CORNER KNICK KNACK SHELF
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$75 Bids
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Queen Anne Bookcase / display cabinet
Mar 02, 2:00 PM EST
Queen Anne Bookcase / display cabinet
by Heritage Antiques & Auction
Est: $100- $250
$954 Bids
Contemporary Shelf 37 1/4 x 63 x 15 3/4 in. (94.6 x 160 x 40 cm.)
Feb 29, 6:00 PM EST
Contemporary Shelf 37 1/4 x 63 x 15 3/4 in. (94.6 x 160 x 40 cm.)
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$314 Bids
Vintage Wooden Shelf 6”
Feb 27, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage Wooden Shelf 6”
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$64 Bids
Eames for Herman Miller ESU Office Shelf Unit
Mar 03, 12:00 PM EST
Eames for Herman Miller ESU Office Shelf Unit
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $600- $800
$1503 Bids
DOUBLE-DOOR OAK BOOKCASE/CHINA CABINET
Feb 26, 6:00 PM PST
DOUBLE-DOOR OAK BOOKCASE/CHINA CABINET
by O'Gallerie
Est: $500- $700
$3503 Bids
A Swedish maple five tiered shelf, 19th century
Feb 29, 10:00 AM PST
A Swedish maple five tiered shelf, 19th century
by Andrew Jones Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$1003 Bids
A Continental Baroque style polychrome decorated hanging shelf, composed of antique and later elements
Feb 29, 10:00 AM PST
A Continental Baroque style polychrome decorated hanging shelf, composed of antique and later elements
by Andrew Jones Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1803 Bids
Room & Board Copenhagen Walnut Bookcase Shelves
Feb 25, 10:00 AM PST
Room & Board Copenhagen Walnut Bookcase Shelves
by Hughes Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1903 Bids
DANISH MID-CENTURY MODERN SECRETARY BOOKCASE
Feb 27, 6:00 PM PST
DANISH MID-CENTURY MODERN SECRETARY BOOKCASE
by O'Gallerie
Est: $500- $700
$3003 Bids
AN OAK DOUBLE-DOOR CABINET BOOKCASE
Feb 26, 6:00 PM PST
AN OAK DOUBLE-DOOR CABINET BOOKCASE
by O'Gallerie
Est: $300- $400
$2253 Bids
Contemporary Gilt and Chinoiserie Decorated Etagere, H: 36 in. (91.4 cm.)
Feb 27, 10:00 AM EST
Contemporary Gilt and Chinoiserie Decorated Etagere, H: 36 in. (91.4 cm.)
by Weschler's
Est: $30- $50
$303 Bids
HENNING KJAERNULF DANISH OAK BOOKCASE
Feb 27, 11:00 AM EST
HENNING KJAERNULF DANISH OAK BOOKCASE
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $10,000
$502 Bids
FRENCH RUSTIC GRAIN PAINTED BOOKCASE
Mar 12, 11:15 AM EDT
FRENCH RUSTIC GRAIN PAINTED BOOKCASE
by Ashcroft and Moore
Est: $1,000- $10,000
$1102 Bids
Vintage Karpen Furniture Pine Wood Corner Bookcase
Mar 02, 10:00 AM MST
Vintage Karpen Furniture Pine Wood Corner Bookcase
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
58IN TALL METAL SHELF
Feb 29, 12:00 PM CST
58IN TALL METAL SHELF
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$22 Bids

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