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Georgian Mahogany Whatnot Shelf, circa 1800, England

 

Georgian mahogany whatnot shelf, circa 1800, England Four caned shelves Tooled mahogany Light weight with casters, circa 1800, England Original patina Good vintage condition A what-not is a piece of furniture derived from the French étagère, which was exceedingly popular in England in the late 18th and early 19th century. 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.

DIMENSIONS

H 57 in. x W 16 in. x D 16 in.

H 144.78 cm x W 40.64 cm x D 40.64 cm

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