Étagère

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An étagère for candies.

An étagère or shelf is a French set of hanging or standing open shelves for the display of collections of objects or ornaments.[1][2]

The étagère became a popular form of furniture in the nineteenth century.[3] Similar to the whatnot, the shelves of the étagère provided extra space for the display of the accumulation of knickknacks that was typical of Victorian home decor.[3]

An étagère for decorative objects.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gilliatt, Mary (2012-10-01). Dictionary of Architecture and Interior Design. Pan. ISBN 9781743340677. 
  2. ^ Hinchman, Mark (2014-01-02). The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Interior Design. A&C Black. ISBN 9781609015343. 
  3. ^ a b "Etagere | Work of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art". The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. Retrieved 2016-11-29. 

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