Small Scale Mahogany Triple Tier Étagère English, circa 1870


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A small-scale mahogany triple-tier étagère with serpentine-shaped shelves on turned legs. The top shelf is bordered by a raised three-quarter gallery. Elegant and practical storage and display shelving. 1 English circa 1870

height: 33 in. (84 cm)
width: 18 in. (46 cm)
depth: 16 in. (41 cm)

Further readings and sources:

  1. “A very useful piece of furniture for the cottage parlor, is one made in a great variety of this type being one of the simplest. It is called a what-not by the English, and an étagère by the French. It usually stands in the corner of the room, and is employed as a stand for little articles, curiosities, books, or whatever trifles of useful or ornamental character may accumulate, with no other special place devoted to them.”

    The Architecture Of Country Houses Including Designs For Cottages, and Farm-Houses, and Villas, With Remarks On Interiors, Furniture, and the Best Modes of Warming and Ventilating, Dover edition, ©1969,  D. Appleton & Company in 1850. p. 423.

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