Pair of Late 19th Century Etagères

REF: 7267

Pair of Late 19th Century Etagères

REF: 7267

A most attractive pair of Kingwood banded, crossbanded and marquetry étagères. The uprights with flared upper sections. The edges with gilt bronze mounts retaining their original surface. Very good original condition

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  • Height 81.28 cm / 32 14"
  • Width 38.1 cm / 15 14"
  • Depth 30.48 cm / 12 14"
  • Period 1850-1899
  • Year c. 1890
  • Country England
  • Provenance A Whatnot is a piece of furniture derived from the French étagère, which was exceedingly popular in England in the beginning of the 19th century and onwards. It usually consists of slender uprights or pillars, supporting a series of shelves for holding china, ornaments, trifles, or "what not", hence the allusive name. In its English form, it is a convenient piece of drawing room furniture