Learn about Etagere

A French term, denoting a set of either wall-hanging, free-standing or corner shelves, designed for display of treasured objects. The term is also used to describe a small table with several tiers. They were made in many styles and are sometimes miror-backed rather than open. The equivalent English item is the whatnot.
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

A French Louis Xv style walnut two tier etagere. 84 cm high, 75 cm wide, 51 cm deep

A fine quality gilt bronze and bevelled glass three tier etagere by Jansen, French, circa 1920. 82 cm high, 129 cm wide, 30 cm deep

A small kingwood corner etagere, French, late 19th century. 100 cm high, 38 cm wide, 41 cm deep

A Louis XVI style painted etagere with a hinged, serpentine rectangular top, painted with a central figural scene, above cabriole supports, gilt metal mounts, 67 x 174 x 48 cm

A fine and highly decorative bronze and Chinoiserie lacquer etagere, French circa 1920, by Maison Bagues, Paris. 79 cm high, 81 cm wide, 38 cm deep

19th century French painted two tiered etagere, with brass banding approx 100 cm high, 90 cm wide, 58 cm deep

A smart 1920's three tier metal and timber painted etagere. Width 88 cm. Depth 50 cm. Height 187 cm

A good Victorian etagere, with ornate scroll leaf and flower carving, 139 cm wide, 239 cm high approx

A French parquetry etagere, early 20th century, the two graduated tiers with pierced gilt metal gallery, the lower with two drawers, stamped 'El Made in France' to base, 80 cm high x 52 wide

French etagere with inlays & gilt metal mounts in tulipwood

A fine late Victorian satinwood and marquetry etagere with removable tray, both with musical trophies. Width 90 cm

A French Galleried and tiered etagere in fine timbers, circa 1890, kidney shaped and finely embellished with rosewood, kingwood and satinwood in a fan shaped foliate inlay to both tiers on ebonized, reeded and turned tapering legs. Height 78 cm. Width 46 c

A mid Victorian burr walnut canterbury/etagere, circa 1870, with a scroll and foliate pierced gallery and conforming vasiform side supports, the lower section with turned and horizontal dividers over a concave base drawer and upon small capped legs and bra

A French walnut etagere. Circular form with two graduated with inset tiered marble top. 93 cm high, 42 cm wide.

A French Louis XVI style walnut and gilt etagere. Two tier, each with a scalloped edge, with raised gilt water lilies and swallow in relief and curved carved supports. 82 cm high, 71 cm wide, 53 cm deep.

A French Louis XVI style walnut etagere. Octagonal form with marble top and fine ormolu mounts on bulbous fluted legs.

A black glass and gilt metal etagere, French, circa 1940. 78 cm high, 43 cm wide and 32 cm deep

A black glass and gilt metal etagere, French, circa 1940. 69 cm high, 35 cm wide and 30 cm deep

French five tier mahogany etagere with scrolls and reeded supports

A French kingwood marquetry etagere, the shaped top with marquetry decoration with brass gallery of fluted supports and marquetry decorated under shelf. 78 cm high, 46 cm wide, 35 cm deep

A 19th century kingwood & marquetry etagere with brass gallery. Height 78 cm. Width 35 cm

A pair of cut brass inlaid ebonised etageres, each of shaped rectangular outline with a gallery edged top, above a further two tiers, raised on out swept supports, 35 x 79 x 28 cm.

French 19th century Napoleon III rosewood ebonized three tier etagere with parquetry decoration above a frieze drawer and under shelf. 77 cm high, 42 cm wide 31 cm deep.

A French Louis XV style kingwood etagere of kidney outline, with brass banding, a frieze drawer, on cabriole supports with under shelf and ormolu sabots.

A French 19th century Napoleon III ebonised and boulle three-tier etagere the top tier with ormolu gallery above two conforming lower tiers on four sabre-curved supports with ormolu sabots. Height 78 cm. Width 38 cm.

A Victorian mahogany etagere, the three shelves with turned supports. Height 99 cm. Width 46 cm. Diameter 40 cm

A French walnut and rosewood etagere with ormolu gallery three tiers each with panel of floral marquetry on out swept supports. Height 78 cm

A French Louis XVI style circular etagere with an inset marble top with ormolu gallery above a writing slide with on fluted columns under shelf and out swept legs. Height 76 cm. Depth 39 cm

Late 19th century French marquetry etagere with three shaped tiers, ormolu mounts and finials

A French Louis XVI style square etagere with inset marble ormolu gallery on four turned supports with ormolu mounts. 31 x 81 cm

A fine French 19th century rosewood and fruitwood inlaid three tier etagere with a brass gallery

A French 2nd empire mahogany etagere, with pierced brass gallery a frieze drawer with satinwood stringing on turned supports

A French walnut etagere with inset green marble, the frieze with ormolu banding and carved rosettes on four tapering columns

A Louis XVI style mahogany gilt metal mounted etagere the shaped gallery edged marble top raised on fluted supports United by a shelf sabre legs 55 x 83 x 36 cm.

Victorian ebonised gilt metal mounted etagere, c.1880 the circular drop in lid is inlaid with a panel of an exotic birds in flight, having twin button handles enclosing a tin lined interior, leading to a full pierced gallery top, and a deep apron inlaid wi

Pair of French 19th century boulle etagere each with tortoiseshell and brass top and ormolu finials