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Reclaimed Look Modern 55" Bookcase


Monarch Specialties Inc.

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SKU #: MNQ2008
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Monarch Specialties Inc. Reclaimed Look Modern 55" Bookcase

Adorning neat and clean design, the Monarch Specialties Inc. Reclaimed-Look Modern 55" Bookcase can be used to elegantly display your fine novel and book collection. The charm created by this bookcase can complement a number of contemporary inspired decor styles. It can be placed in the study, den or living room.

The Reclaimed-Look Modern 55" Bookcase from Monarch Specialties Inc. is made from premium quality MDF and particleboard, which make it both durable and robust. It is available in multiple finishes, which gives you the freedom to choose the best one that matches your decor. The bookcase has three tiers that offer ample display space. You can flaunt your curious and figurines to enhance the aesthetics of the bookcase and the ambiance of the room it is placed in. The simple yet striking bookcase has an open back panel and a horizontal orientation. The freestanding bookcase does not require to be mounted. It can suit homes as well as professional settings with great ease.

The unique bookcase can be used to add a captivating element to your decor. It requires simple assembly for its installation. This bookcase can be cleaned with a soft dry cloth from time to time to maintain and preserve its look and design.


  • Material: Wood
  • Can be placed in the center of a room to separate and provide more intimacy


  • Overall: 55" H x 47.25" W x 11.75" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 90lbs

Monarch Specialties Inc. Reclaimed Look Modern 55" Bookcase

Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 55" H x 47.25" W x 11.75" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 90lbs


Product Type: StandardStyle: Contemporary
Finish: 1: BrownFinish: 2: Natural
Frame Material: Wood
  • Frame Material Details: MDF and particleboard
Hardware Material: Wood
Number of Items Included: 1Solid Wood Construction: No
Shelving Included: Yes
  • Shelf Material: Wood
  • Adjustable Shelves: No
  • Shelf Weight Capacity: 4.5 Pounds
Doors Included: No
Drawers Included: NoWheels Included: No
Lighting Included: NoOrientation: Tall
Back Panel: OpenFinished Back: Yes
Foldable: NoHandpainted: No
Mobile: NoWall Recessed: No
Mount Type: Free standingCommercial Use: No
Eco-Friendly: NoProduct Care: Clean with a damp soft cloth
Country of Manufacture: Imported 


Assembly Required: Yes
  • Tools Needed for Assembly: No tools are required
Installation Required: Yes
  • Tools Needed for Installation: No tools are necessary
Additional Parts Required: No 


Product Warranty: 1 year limited 

Questions & Answers (5)


“Hi, is the bookcase finished on both sides?” asked by Rob

"Hi Rob, the bookcase is finished on both sides." Shaylee from Wayfair


“Hi, what is the clearance height of the shelves?” asked by Molly

"Hi Molly, the clearance height of the shelves is 11"." Jenn from Wayfair


“Hi, will this bookcase stand on its own?” asked by Jillian

"Hi Jillian, yes, this bookcase will stand on its own." Brook from Wayfair


“Hi, can this bookcase be used as a room divider?” asked by Deb

"Hi Deb, this bookcase can be used as a room divider." Brook from Wayfair


“Hi, what is the weight capacity of each shelf?” asked by Meagan

"Hi Meagan, the weight capacity of each shelf is 60 lbs." Megan from Wayfair

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The Reclaimed Look Modern 55" Bookcase is a Contemporary style product. Contemporary style bridges the gap between traditional and modern. Pieces feature simple and clean lines with smooth surfaces without any carving or adornment. You can shop for more Contemporary Bookcases in the Living section of our site.

Monarch Specialties Inc. Reclaimed Look Modern 55" Bookcase

When you buy a Monarch Specialties Inc. Reclaimed Look Modern 55" Bookcase online from AllModern, we make it as easy as possible for you to find out when your product will be delivered. You can check on a delivery estimate for the Monarch Specialties Inc. Part #: I 3201 / I 3251 here. If you have any questions about your purchase or any other Bookcases product for sale our customer service representatives are available to help.Whether you just want to buy a Monarch Specialties Inc. Reclaimed Look Modern 55" Bookcase or shop for your entire home, AllModern has all of your design needs covered.

About the Manufacturer

In January 1950, Wilbur Berger established Monarch Glass on Rachel Street in Montreal, providing quality custom mirror and glasswork for both retail stores and the home. Understanding that there was more business with glass, Monarch started manufacturing and then diversified to importing mirrors and frames. In 1965 Monarch Glass got the very lucrative contract of manufacturing frames for the Expo and renamed itself Monarch Specialties Inc. During this time, they moved their operations to a larger location to increase their import business, while continuing to use their extensive glass knowledge to manufacture furniture such as glass top tables and TV stands. In 1997 they started importing from Asia offering over 1000 different items of furniture for virtually every room in the home. The addition of their import line has increased the Monarch catalog to the impressive size it is today, featuring bedroom, living room, accent, home office and many more categories. Monarch is a leader in the furniture import and distribution business. Their fashion forward designs, attention to quality and on-time customer service make them a value driven leader in the home furnishings industry.
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from Westlake, OH – Verified Buyer

I put this together myself - no mean feat. I am a 58 y/o very fit woman but it got on my nerves - you definitely will do better with a drill than manually screwing everything in, which I did and have the blisters to prove it. It took 2.5 hours. I found it sturdy, unlike some, and didn't feel it needed to be mounted to the wall but I don't have small children or pets. I ordered the dark taupe reclaimed wood which is as presented in the photo but I think it would go best against a lighter wall color than the one I have. I am still happy as it blends in with other colors and textures I have in the room - overall very pleased. Don't be afraid to hammer in the screws if you don't have a drill - that worked perfectly for me when I had had enough of the screwdriver. Suggest light colored accents to contrast with the shelf color - looks way more expensive than it cost hence the misery of assembly. You won't be able to carry it into the house without help - I rolled it and the u wrapped and carried it in one piece at a time. Pros: Great for the price - looks like wood though isn't - looks good as part of the reclaimed series and you can leave shelves out if you decide it is too high Cons: A pain in the neck to put together - although all parts were present and accounted for but I would have rather been drinking a glass of wine and watching Seinfeld that's about it!

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Looks Amazing

from Wylie, TX – Verified Buyer

This is a very unique stylish piece. It took me about an hour to put together and is was easy enough for one person to do. You will need help moving it - it's pretty heavy. The base is very unstable on carpet, but I have it on porcelain tile butted up to a wall. Just because I have two cats that play hard, I am going to hide an L bracket and bolt it to the wall. I would hate for my kitties to bump it hard and crush my babies... they can get pretty feisty! Haven't had guests over yet to see it, but I am expecting some very positive comments.

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Very pretty and high quality, but...

from Raleigh, NC – Verified Buyer

This bookcase is very pretty and is exactly like the picture. It's very easy to assemble that it cost my husband and me about 1 hour. The quality is very good too. I think it's better than Ikea's furniture. However, be aware that this bookcase is not very sturdy on carpet. We took off the foot part of this bookcase but it's still shaking a little bit. It works very well on a wood floor or vinyl floor though.

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Sturdy and looks great

from New York, NY – Verified Buyer

I love this bookshelf. I don't understand what all the negative comments were about. This shipped to me in perfect condition-all the wooden planks were sandwiched in between plastic sheets and styrofoam boards. The instructions were quite clear as well and easy to follow. I put this together all by myself, and only asked my boyfriend for help in flipping the bookshelf over (because you'll be putting it together upside down). I love the look of it, and the quality is great. Pros: Easy to assemble, pretty bookshelf, modern

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This shelving unit is as fun as it looks!

from Plymouth, MI – Verified Buyer

I love the look of this shelving unit, espcially in this color. Color will go with any decor. Style is clean and mid-century to me, yet I incorporated it into my coastal lake house and it looks right at home. It's relaxed and fun with a purpose. I put it all together by myself - no help from my husband except to flip it over (you build it upside down). Pros: Easy assembly and fits into any decor. Cons: Watch for potentially peeled-off corners of the laminate finish. Watch the directions - I missed installing a couple screws but it's still structurally sound.

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Beautiful and sturdy!

from Long Beach, CA – Verified Buyer

This beautiful and modern bookcase is a gorgeous focal point in my home office! The reclaimed-wood finish looks great and goes well with the natural color scheme I have in the room. I was impressed by how sturdy it seems. I use it for a combination of heavy textbooks and decorative pieces, so granted I'm not testing its load-bearing limit to the max, but it does seem very sturdy. I love the unique design as it provides a lot of different ways to display different kinds of items (while always looking designer-fancy).

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Solid and Holds a Lot!

from Woodridge, IL – Verified Buyer

Love this bookcase- it has that mid-century modern look and great construction. I assembled it by myself and am very pleased with the size, look and solidness of this piece. As with the matching desk that I also purchased and assembled, I used additional wood glue in the assembly and I think I will have a bookcase that lasts for many years..

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Beautiful piece for a great price

from Littleton, CO – Verified Buyer

Fairly easy to put it together considering there were many parts. I love the look of it and how it goes great with the other pieces within this collection. The only thing I have a complaint about is that is didn't come with a bracket to secure the shelf to the wall. It definitely should have as one small shack or a child pulling on it would cause it to fall over. Very unsafe but an easy fix on my end. I was just surprised it didn't come with one.

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Appealing in every way

from Beaverton, OR

I've had this bookcase for almost a year now. It's totally solid, visually interesting and I receive compliments on it all the time. It was fairly easy to put together, it took maybe an hour. The different size compartments allow you to frame/highlight an interesting photo, knick knack or piece of art. Pros: Easy to assemble, very sturdy

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Love my bookcase

from Rexburg, ID

The bookcase was fairly easy to build and the picture is a good representation. It works well on my wood floor, but I wouldn't put it on carpet without attaching to the wall. Glad I don't have to, as I think it is sturdy enough if I put the heavier items at the bottom. I use it for a combination of books and decorative pieces. The color looks great. I'm going to order a second one.

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Reclaimed Look Modern 55" Bookcase is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: I 3201, I 3251