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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.

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Tall pine hardwood pigeonhole unit (178 x 71 x 30cm)
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Tall pine hardwood pigeonhole unit (178 x 71 x 30cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD1209 Bids
Mid 20th century maple open faced step side shelf (76 x 91 x 20cm)
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Mid 20th century maple open faced step side shelf (76 x 91 x 20cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD150
AUD1407 Bids
Antique Globe-Wernicke 6 Stack Barrister Bookcase
May 25, 11:00 AM EDT
Antique Globe-Wernicke 6 Stack Barrister Bookcase
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $100- $15,000
$4506 Bids
WALL MOUNT DISPLAY SHELVES
May 20, 10:00 AM PDT
WALL MOUNT DISPLAY SHELVES
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$405 Bids
STACKING BOOKCASE
May 20, 10:00 AM PDT
STACKING BOOKCASE
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$2004 Bids
Bamboo Style Shelf 78 x 30 x 14 in. (198.1 x 76.2 x 35.6 cm.)
May 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Bamboo Style Shelf 78 x 30 x 14 in. (198.1 x 76.2 x 35.6 cm.)
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$504 Bids
Seville Metal 6-tier Rolling Utility Rack
May 25, 10:00 AM MST
Seville Metal 6-tier Rolling Utility Rack
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$404 Bids
Rattan Etagere 77 x 45 x 19 in. (195.6 x 114.3 x 48.3 cm.)
May 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Rattan Etagere 77 x 45 x 19 in. (195.6 x 114.3 x 48.3 cm.)
by Weschler's
Est: $50- $100
$653 Bids
BOOKCASE
May 20, 10:00 AM PDT
BOOKCASE
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$303 Bids
TOMADO - HOLLAND
May 21, 10:00 AM CEST
TOMADO - HOLLAND
by DEWIT Auctions
Est: €50- €150
€102 Bids
LACQUERED WOOD BOOKCASE, 17TH CENTURY STYLE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
May 30, 3:00 PM CEST
LACQUERED WOOD BOOKCASE, 17TH CENTURY STYLE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
by Casa d'Aste Babuino
Est: €800- €1,200
€7002 Bids
MACEY Mission Oak 3 Stack Lawyers Bookcase
Jun 22, 10:00 AM EDT
MACEY Mission Oak 3 Stack Lawyers Bookcase
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $250- $450
$552 Bids
Black Forest Style Carved Walnut Eagle Wall Shelf
May 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Black Forest Style Carved Walnut Eagle Wall Shelf
by Schwenke Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$602 Bids
Estante de 3 módulos, com blocos e prateleiras em madeira e estrutura vertical em ferro pintado de preto.
May 20, 7:00 PM WEST
Estante de 3 módulos, com blocos e prateleiras em madeira e estrutura vertical em ferro pintado de preto.
by Palácio do Correio Velho
Est: €1,000- €2,000
€1,2002 Bids
SET OF 5 BOOKCASES
May 20, 10:00 AM PDT
SET OF 5 BOOKCASES
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
Three Wood and Metal Wine Racks and a Birch Folding Book Shelf
May 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Three Wood and Metal Wine Racks and a Birch Folding Book Shelf
by Weschler's
Est: $50- $100
$452 Bids
Etagère with two shelves in lacquered wood, early 20th century
May 23, 3:00 PM CEST
Etagère with two shelves in lacquered wood, early 20th century
by Casa d'aste ARCADIA
Est: €200- €400
€2001 Bid
Wood Hanging Shelf
May 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Wood Hanging Shelf
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $10- $1,000
$101 Bid
TOMADO - HOLLAND - Vintage shelf -
May 21, 10:00 AM CEST
TOMADO - HOLLAND - Vintage shelf -
by DEWIT Auctions
Est: €50- €150
€101 Bid
TWO DOOR IRON VITRINE HAVING MIRROR BACK AND GLASS SHELVES C 1920
May 22, 11:00 AM EDT
TWO DOOR IRON VITRINE HAVING MIRROR BACK AND GLASS SHELVES C 1920
by Kamelot Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$501 Bid
Very Fine Leaded Glass Stacking Barrister Bookcase
May 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Very Fine Leaded Glass Stacking Barrister Bookcase
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$501 Bid
Jacques Adnet (French, 1900-1984) Pair of Leather Shelves, c. 1960 France
May 21, 10:00 AM CDT
Jacques Adnet (French, 1900-1984) Pair of Leather Shelves, c. 1960 France
by Hindman
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7501 Bid

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