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Bookends
Bookends

Bookends have probably been used since books became inexpensive. Early libraries kept books in cupboards, not on open shelves. By the 1870s bookends appeared, especially homemade fret-carved wooden examples. As books became more available during the 16th century, bookends were used so that books could be stored vertically on shelves. Most bookends listed here date from the twentieth century. Bookends are also listed in other categories by manufacturer or material. All bookends listed here are pairs. 

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 BookendsOwl Sitting On Book, Black Forest, Carved, Germany, c.1940, 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsPanther Pottery, Reclining On Book, Green Over Tan Glaze,1937, 6 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsPelicans Brass, Scalloped Base, Art Deco, Hagenauer, c.1928, 5 x 5 x 3 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsSeal Looking Up, Rock Shape Base, Aventurine Glaze,1922, 7 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsSeated Couple Porcelain, Victorian, Tree Stumps, 7 In., Pair2017Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsSeated Woman Reading, Bronze, Marble Base, Max Le Verrier, 8 1/2 x 3 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsSkyscraper Shape Onyx, Green, Black, Leaf, Art Deco, 6 x 5 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsSmall Child Hugs Goose, Metal, Reticulated Octagonal Screen, 8 x 7 In., Pair2017Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsSt. Francis Of Assisi Pottery, Kneeling, Bird, Brown & Gray Glaze,1945, 7 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsTanager Bird Cast Iron, On Branch, Bradley & Hubbard, 6 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsTribal Figure Onyx, Carved, Brown & Tan, 6 1/2 x 2 x 3 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsWarrior Bronze, Robe, Sword, Palm Tree, Desert, 8 x 4 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsWisdom Bronze, Man, Book Open On Lap, 9 x 5 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsWoman Reclining Reading, Pottery, Mottled Gray Glaze,1916, 6 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsWrestlers Bronze, Stepping To Side, Head Down, Japan, 7 x 6 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsBears Wearing Tall Hats, On Balls, Bronze, Tricolor Patination, Japan, 8 1/4 x 7 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsBuccaneer Bronze, Sword, Coiled Rope, Painted, Paul Herzel, 10 x 4 x 4 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsCat Bronze, Arched Back, Verdigris Finish, Tiffany, Early 20th Century, 6 x 7 1/4 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsChinese Boy Girl, Stacked Books, Gold Finish, c.1930, 5 x 4 x 8 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsDancer Arabesque, Cast Iron, Hubley, 6 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsDog Bronze, Modernist Style Terriers, E. Nikolsky, France, c.1925, 6 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsDog English Setter, Cast Iron, Walking,1930, 4 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsDog German Shepherd, Doghouse, Cast Iron, 6 1/2 x 5 x 3 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsDog Greyhound, Seated, Looking Up, Marble Base, 11 x 6 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsDog Scottie, Cast Iron, White, 6 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price


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