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In need of a little shelf help? Here at Chairish, we have you covered with an incredible selection of modernist and antique shelves. From 19th century English shelving units crafted of sophisticated mahogany wood to dramatic Lucite and chrome etageres designed by modernist greats like Charles Hollis Jones, our collection of vintage shelves spans the stylistic spectrum. If you’re looking for vintage shelves for sale, you’re bound to be find something to fit the bill within our collections. We carry of thousands of vintage shelving unit designs, each one of them hand-selected by one of our in-house curation experts. As a bonus, virtually every piece you see on the site — be it a Hollywood Regency-style brass tassel etagere or a 1980s Memphis etagere — is in stock and ready to ship! That’s because we partner with thousands of individual vintage and antique dealers. These dealers have inventory in their possession, and they’re ready to ship at a moment’s notice. Say good-bye to long lead times and production delays and hello to instant gratification!

Discover Beautiful Vintage Bookcases for Sale

A design staple that fits seamlessly in any room, a vintage bookcase can be found in most homes. Found in all shapes and sizes from tall to squat, these ultra-versatile shelving units typically have solid backs, but this isn’t always the case. Some feature long shelves, others have square cubbies. Because a bookcase is freestanding, it can serve as the perfect divider, adding eye-catching color and character while breaking up a room into smaller spaces. Work in your studio/office on one side and relax in a living area on the other. Or position an antique bookcase behind your bed for a visually intriguing headboard that keeps your favorite novels in easy reach.

Browse Enchanting Vintage Étagères

Resembling a bookcase without a back panel, an étagère has a thin frame with sturdy shelves. The airier feel of a secondhand étagère helps open up your space and offers just as much storage as a common bookcase. Larger étagères are ideal for storing linens and dinnerware in the dining room or books, blankets and attractive trinkets in the living room or bedroom. Get a smaller used one to house extra supplies in a home office or bathroom.

Explore Colorful & Classic Vintage Credenzas

A cabinet with a long flat top and ample storage space hidden by sliding doors, the credenza gained popularity with the resurgence of mid-century modern, though you can find vintage credenzas in a variety of styles. Place a turntable and speakers on top and store records below. Or display a tray of beautiful liquor bottles while keeping barware dust-free on the unseen shelves. Because credenzas are short and low to the ground, you can place one under a window or use the space above it to hang art. Adding a hutch on top is an easy and appealing way to affix even more shelves.

Browse an Impressive Collection of Vintage Wall-Mounted Shelving

When you want to optimally utilize a small amount of space, go for vertical storage with wall-mounted shelves and leave the floor free. Choose floating shelves or ones with visible brackets for a different look. Try a modular unit for a dose of minimalist modernism. Or go industrial with a vintage unit in steel or iron.

Shop Vintage Corner Shelves on Chairish

Another major space-saver is an antique corner shelf, either wall-mounted or freestanding. With a 90 degree angle that nestles into a corner, it provides storage and decoration in what can easily be wasted space.