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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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 BookendsPunch & Judy Painted, Cast Iron, England, c.1900, 12 In. Pair,2015Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsPushing Men Bronze, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, Gorham Co.,1912, 7 1/2 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsSeahorse Brass, c.1890, 11 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsThinker Bronze Coated, Pillars, Arched Background,2015Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsWomen Seated, Green Paint, Spelter, Marble Base, J.R. Hirsch, 7 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsAmerican IndianHead, Feathered Headdress, Sewer Tile, c.1900, 5 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsAmish CoupleSeated, Cast Iron, Paint, 5 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsArrowsAluminum, Brass, Signed, C. Jere, 4 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsAsian ManStanding By Fountain, Palm Trees, Bronze, Cold Painted, Stamped, Austria, 6 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsBellEmbossed Town Crier, Metal, Provincetown, Ma.7 1/4 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsBirdBlue Matte Glaze, Rectangular Base, Pottery, c.1922, 5 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsBlacksmith In WorkshopCast Iron, Bracket Shape, Copper Patina Finish, 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsBook ShapeMarble Carved, Plum Color, White, Gray Veining, 6 x 2 3/4 x 5 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsBulldogStanding, Collar, Rectangular Base, Bradley & Hubbard, Impressed, c.1900, 5 x 5 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsCatArched Back, Bronze, Stamped Tiffany, c.1915, 6 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsCatsStylized, Art Deco, Green Painted Metal, 6 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsCharles Lindbergh PortraitBronze Plate, 6 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsChinese BoysPorcelain, Black, Red Clothing, Raised Hands, 4 1/4 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsCranesBronze, Judd Co.Late 19th Century, 5 1/4 x 4 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsDanteBust, Bronze, Bradley & Hubbard, 5 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsDeerPatinated Metal, Seated, Marble Base, 6 7/8 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsDogTerrier, Running, Verdigris Patina, E.B. Parsons, Gorham, c.1940, 8 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsEgyptian FigurePushing, Pot Metal, Stamped L. Maronson, 1924, 6 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsElephant HeadBrass, Rocky Base, Weighted, P. Johnson, 1900s, 6 1/16 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 BookendsElephantStanding, Trunk Down, Dark Glaze, Cliftwood, 6 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price


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