Vintage Italian Chestnut Waterfall Bookcase

AGE: Mid-20th century
DIMENSIONS: 51.75” wide x 20” deep x 73.75” h
MATERIALS: Chestnut, fabric
CONDITION: Very good; solid and sturdy; some scratches on shelf surfaces; minor stains to fabric; repair to cracked right side base is visible, repair appears stable.


Rustic vintage Italian chestnut bookcase or display case with three open shelves and a single drawer in the base. The shaped sides accentuate the waterfall form of this bookcase. The top shelf has a strip of wood molding that serves as a plate rack. It could be easily removed. Gold-colored fabric lines the back. The large drawer provides convenient storage.

Additional dimensions

This bookcase measures 51.75” wide at the base and 47” wide at the shelving area.

The interior dimensions of the shelves are:

Top shelf: 43.75” wide x 5.75” deep

Middle shelf: 43.75” wide x 10.5” deep

Lowest shelf: 43.75” wide x 11.5” deep

Bottom space: 43.75” wide x 17.5” deep