I have seen in some grammar book the following pattern, which allows to place an adjective after a noun:
A shelf is empty.
➔ There is a shelf empty.
I want to know whether the above pattern is a general rule for the introductory there (if so, please also mention the reason because we do not have such a thing in similar structures; for example, we do not say "it is a book good") so that we can have similar examples like
"there is a man nice",
or it only applies to some certain class of adjectives (including "empty")?