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 auction, including Mahogany Bookcase, Library Bookcase, and Cherrywood Bookcase, depending on their tastes. Bidsquare’s 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 and Contents
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Hanging Shelf and Contents

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    3 Bids
    Current Bid
    $25
  • Two Painted Shelf units
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Two Painted Shelf units

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $5
  • Two Wall Shelves
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Two Wall Shelves

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $5
  • Two Pine Shelf Units
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Two Pine Shelf Units

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    2 Bids
    Current Bid
    $10
  • Pine Hanging Shelf
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Pine Hanging Shelf

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $5
  • Baroque Inlaid Walnut Secretary Bookcase
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000

    Baroque Inlaid Walnut Secretary Bookcase

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • Regency Style Mahogany Bookcase
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Regency Style Mahogany Bookcase

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Country American Stained Pine Hanging Shelf
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Country American Stained Pine Hanging Shelf

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Rare Regency Stenciled Three Tier Hanging Shelf
    Estimate
    $300 - $400

    Rare Regency Stenciled Three Tier Hanging Shelf

    Est.
    $300 - $400
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Painted Wall Shelf
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Painted Wall Shelf

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $5
  • Pine Shelf with Books
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Pine Shelf with Books

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    4 Bids
    Current Bid
    $25
  • Arts & Crafts Style Cherrywood Bookcase
    Estimate
    $600 - $900

    Arts & Crafts Style Cherrywood Bookcase

    Est.
    $600 - $900
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Pair of Painted Wooden Wall Hanging Shelves
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Pair of Painted Wooden Wall Hanging Shelves

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Sarasota Estate Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Painted Hanging Shelf
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Painted Hanging Shelf

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    2 Bids
    Current Bid
    $10
  • Unusual American Cherry Wall Shelf, Two Drawers
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Unusual American Cherry Wall Shelf, Two Drawers

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Painted Hanging Shelf
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Painted Hanging Shelf

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    2 Bids
    Current Bid
    $15
  • George II Parcel-Gilt Walnut Secretary Bookcase
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $3,000

    George II Parcel-Gilt Walnut Secretary Bookcase

    Est.
    $1,500 - $3,000
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $750
  • Primitive Stand and Shelf
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Primitive Stand and Shelf

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    3 Bids
    Current Bid
    $25
  • Vintage Wood Étagère Shelf
    Estimate
    $80 - $100

    Vintage Wood Étagère Shelf

    Est.
    $80 - $100
    I.M. Chait Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $40
  • Painted Open Shelf
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Painted Open Shelf

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $5
  • A GEORGE III STYLE YEW WOOD BOOKCASE CABINET, MODERN,
    Estimate
    $250 - $450

    A GEORGE III STYLE YEW WOOD BOOKCASE CABINET, MODERN,

    Est.
    $250 - $450
    Simpson Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $125
  • Stickley Oak Bookcase
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000

    Stickley Oak Bookcase

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Federal Inlaid Mahogany Secretary Bookcase
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $3,500

    Federal Inlaid Mahogany Secretary Bookcase

    Est.
    $2,500 - $3,500
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,800
  • Painted Open Shelves
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Painted Open Shelves

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    2 Bids
    Current Bid
    $20
  • English Oak Revolving Book Stand
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    English Oak Revolving Book Stand

    Est.
    $200 - $400
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
    2 Bids
    Current Bid
    $150
  • Bronze Magazine Rack Attributed to Maison Jansen
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Bronze Magazine Rack Attributed to Maison Jansen

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    5th Avenue Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Victorian Mahogany 4 Tier Etagere, 19th C
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Victorian Mahogany 4 Tier Etagere, 19th C

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $175
  • Federal Mahogany Cylinder Front Secretary Bookcase
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $3,500

    Federal Mahogany Cylinder Front Secretary Bookcase

    Est.
    $2,500 - $3,500
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • LIBRERO. AÑOS 60. Elaborado en madera de cedro rojo. 4 Puertas abatibles de vidrio con tiradores de metal y soportes lisos.
    Estimate
    MXN$12,000 - MXN$15,000 $569 - $711

    LIBRERO. AÑOS 60. Elaborado en madera de cedro rojo. 4 ...

    Est.
    MXN$12,000 - MXN$15,000 $569 - $711
    Morton Subastas
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    MXN$10,000$474
  • Victorian Rosewood Bookcase
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    Victorian Rosewood Bookcase

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $425
  • American Eclectic Curio-Bookstand, c. 1900
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    American Eclectic Curio-Bookstand, c. 1900

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