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    what-nots

    Antique what-nots are pieces of furniture derived from the French etagere, which was exceedingly popular in England consisting of a series of shelves in a tall column

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    • Victorian Walnut Whatnot

      Victorian Walnut Whatnot

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1890, late Victorian 3-tier whatnot in figured walnut. The rectangular top with chamfered edges and three-quarter brass gallery over tapering, ring turned supports to the 2 lower tiers. It is all supported on neat...

      £690.00

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    • William IV Mahogany Buffet

      William IV Mahogany Buffet

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1830, substantial William IV mahogany buffet or dumb waiter. The three tiers have moulded fronts and are surmounted by a low architectural back and turned finials. These are all secured by bold, turned supports...

      £1,490.00

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    • Antique Whatnot, English, Mahogany, Three Tier, Victorian, Display Stand, c.1860

      Antique Whatnot, English, Mahogany, Three Tier, Victorian, Display Stand, c.1860

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5732

      This is an antique whatnot, an English, mahogany, three tier, Victorian display stand dating to the mid 19th century, circa 1860. 

      • Delightful, rich, russet tones to the select mahogany
      • Good consistent colour in the wax polished finish
      • Grain interest with a desirable aged patina
      • The figured top and shelves display well
      • The columns capped with acorn finials
      • Each tier featuring a dovetailed, cock-beaded drawer
      • Dressed with a pair of quality turned pulls
      • Barrel turned columns to each corner
      • Displaying ring turned details
      • Raised upon turned and tapered legs
      • Riding upon the original castors

      A super antique whatnot with solid joints and construction. Delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 60.5cm (23.75'')
      Max Depth: 37.5cm (14.75'')
      Max Height: 145cm (57'')

      Top Shelf Height: 40cm (15.75'')
      Bottom Shelf Height: 42.5cm (16.75'')

      Internal Drawer Depths:
      Top: 3.4cm (1.25'')
      Middle: 4.5cm (1.75'')
      Bottom: 8cm (3.25'')

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      Antique Whatnot, English, Mahogany, Three Tier, Victorian, Display Stand, c.1860

      £2,250.00

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    • Antique Whatnot, English, Regency, Rosewood, Three Tier, Display Stand c.1820

      Antique Whatnot, English, Regency, Rosewood, Three Tier, Display Stand c.1820

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5461

      This is an antique whatnot, an English, Regency, rosewood, three tier display stand dating the early 19th century circa 1820.  

      • Attractive, well figured rosewood, graduated shelves
      • Serpentine display shelves in waterfall form
      • Good colour throughout with a desirable aged patina
      • Standing upon turned feet
      • Shelves raised on barley twist and baluster turned spindles
      • Capped with turned finials, fourth upper shelf historically removed

      An appealing example offering a stable display space. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 77cm (30.25'')
      Max Depth: 23cm (9'')
      Max Height: 74cm (29.25'')

      Lower Shelf: 29cm (11.5'')
      Upper Shelf: 25cm (9.75'')

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      Antique Whatnot, English, Regency, Rosewood, Three Tier, Display Stand c.1820

      £795.00

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    • Mahogany Cabinet in the Style of Whytock and Reid

      Mahogany Cabinet in the Style of Whytock and Reid

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1930s, mahogany cabinet or whatnot in the Whytock and Reid of Edinburgh style. The rectangular top with shaped front and neat foliate carved back is over shaped supports to an under shelf, above two...

      £690.00

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    • Victorian Biedermeier Mahogany 4 Tier Whatnot

      Victorian Biedermeier Mahogany 4 Tier Whatnot

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1870, Austrian Biedermeier mid-Victorian mahogany 4 tier whatnot. With flame mahogany veneering, the top has a full length drawer and simple brass escutcheon. The three tiers below this are held in place by ring...

      £1,695.00

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    • Early Victorian Revolving Whatnot

      Early Victorian Revolving Whatnot

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1850, rare full-size early Victorian revolving whatnot. The outer frame in figured mahogany has a rectangular top with moulded edge, supported on tall turned columns. This is over a deep plinth base which is...

      £3,250.00

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    • George IV Small Mahogany Whatnot or Side Table

      George IV Small Mahogany Whatnot or Side Table

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1830, William IV mahogany whatnot with alterations. With 2 tiers which are beaded to the inside edge and faux bamboo to 3 sides, the tiers are connected by turned and tapering columns. Beneath the...

      £500.00

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    • George III Two Tier Mahogany Dumb Waiter

      George III Two Tier Mahogany Dumb Waiter

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1790, neat sized George III two tier mahogany dumb waiter. The graduated, circular, dish-top tiers with fluted rims are supported on a gun barrel stem over 3 splayed tapering supports with brass castors. Diameter...

      £775.00

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    • George III Mahogany Whatnot

      George III Mahogany Whatnot

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1800, George III mahogany whatnot. With a hinged top and with 4 shelves, each with a drawer beneath with a Bramah escutcheon. All stands on turned and tapering feet with brass and porcelain castors....

      £1,200.00

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    • Neat Victorian Rosewood Whatnot

      Neat Victorian Rosewood Whatnot

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1860, neat sized mid Victorian rosewood whatnot. The shaped top with turned finials is all in figured rosewood, and sits over tapered barley twist supports. These lead on to the two under-tiers, which in...

      £775.00

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    • Victorian Rosewood Corner Whatnot

      Victorian Rosewood Corner Whatnot

      john howkins antiques, hempnall green, united kingdom

      An attractive Victorian rosewood corner whatnot having four graduated shelves with sugar barley twist supports and turned finials. `The bow fronted shelves having shaped friezes and the top two with shaped and pierced fret work....

      £1,150.00

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    • 19th Century burr walnut whatnot cabinet

      19th Century burr walnut whatnot cabinet

      martlesham antiques, martlesham, united kingdom

      19th Century burr walnut and inlaid whatnot cabinet of bowfronted form, having a fret carved mirrored superstructure above a shelf supported by carved and turned columns finishing with carved finials, a single door below opening...

      £2,350.00

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    • Whatnot Superb Inlays and Many Exotic Veneers

      Whatnot Superb Inlays and Many Exotic Veneers

      breedon antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      Beautiful table stands 81cm high length 40cm depth being 30cm, has many different veneers rosewood and birds eye maple just to name a few, condition is very good, offering free worldwide delivery

      £695.00

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    • Rosewood Etagere Whatnot

      Rosewood Etagere Whatnot

      john howkins antiques, hempnall green, united kingdom

      A useful and attractive 19th Century rosewood 3 tier etagere or whatnot. Supported by well turned columns with finials and raised on short turned legs with brass cup casters. In very good original condition, cleaned...

      £450.00

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    • Antique Whatnot, Irish, Burr Walnut, Mirror Stand Robert Strahan & Co Circa 1840

      Antique Whatnot, Irish, Burr Walnut, Mirror Stand Robert Strahan & Co Circa 1840

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5179

      This is an antique whatnot, an Irish, burr walnut, three tier, mirror-back, display stand by the highly regarded Robert Strahan & Co. firm of Dublin, Ireland. Dating to the early to mid 19th century, circa 1840.

      • Of exceptional quality befitting of such a renowned cabinet maker
      • The well figured, burr walnut displays beautifully in the lustrous wax polished finish
      • The three serpentine tiers feature chamfered profiles
      • Raised on inverted bell flower pillars, turned and carved
      • To the lower rear, expertly executed, intertwining 'C' scroll brackets
      • Riding upon mushroom legs over brass castors
      • The shaped mirror plate is framed in a complex moulding
      • Supported by a repetition of the pierced 'C' scroll brakets
      • Dressed with foliate carvings and surmounted by a pierced, stylised garland

      A fine example of the firm's craftsmanship. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 120.5cm (47.5'')
      Max Depth: 40.75cm (16'')
      Max Height: 155cm (61'')

      Counter Height: 98cm (38.5'')
      Shelf Heights: 36cm (14.25'')

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      Antique Whatnot, Irish, Burr Walnut, Mirror Stand Robert Strahan & Co Circa 1840

      £3,950.00

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    • Rosewood Etagere Whatnot

      Rosewood Etagere Whatnot

      john howkins antiques, hempnall green, united kingdom

      A useful and attractive 19th Century rosewood 3 tier etagere or whatnot. Supported by well turned columns with finials and raised on short turned legs with brass cup casters. In very good original condition, cleaned...

      £450.00

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    • Anglo-Indian Hardwood Whatnot

      Anglo-Indian Hardwood Whatnot

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1860, rare Anglo-Indian hardwood whatnot. Surmounted by turned finials, the 3 shelves have raised panels and gadroon carved edges which are supported by tapering barley twist and turned sections. These all lead down to...

      £1,350.00

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    • Unusual and Rare Circular Whatnot

      Unusual and Rare Circular Whatnot

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1900, unusual and rare circular whatnot. With 5 shaped, circular shelves of various sizes held in place by curved uprights, and each shelf has segmented walnut veneers in a sunburst pattern. It all stands...

      £1,650.00

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    • Early 19th Century mahogany five tier whatnot

      Early 19th Century mahogany five tier whatnot

      martlesham antiques, martlesham, united kingdom

      Early 19th Century mahogany five tier whatnot, the top decorated with finials in each corner, with a mahogany lined drawer in the middle section, supported by finely turned columns, standing on turned feet. Circa 1830.

      £1,450.00

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    • Victorian Three Tier Whatnot

      Victorian Three Tier Whatnot

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1860, Victorian three tier whatnot made of lovely figured “plum pudding” mahogany. The serpentine-sided tiers are supported on barley twist columns and surmounted by finials. There is a hidden shaped-front drawer to the base...

      £980.00

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    • Unusual Large Yellow Pine Victorian Whatnot

      Unusual Large Yellow Pine Victorian Whatnot

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1880, unusually large yellow pine Victorian whatnot. The four tiers have turned baluster supports and are surmounted by ball finials and side galleries. Could be used as an interesting shop fitting. Our Ref 25977

      £690.00

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    • Regency Mahogany What Not

      Regency Mahogany What Not

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1820, Regency whatnot in figured Spanish mahogany, all supported on very fine ring turned supports on brass castors. The top tier acts as an adjustable book rack and beneath the lower tier is a...

      £1,390.00

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    • George IV Whatnot

      George IV Whatnot

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1820, George IV 4 tier mahogany whatnot, the top tier with a three quarter gallery. All tiers are supported by 4 turned columns, a drawer to the base and standing on 4 unusual bulbous...

      £1,400.00

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    • Victorian Birds Eye Maple and Ebony Whatnot

      Victorian Birds Eye Maple and Ebony Whatnot

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1870, Victorian four tier corner whatnot in birds eye maple and ebony. The four graduated bow front shelves are supported by fluted and turned ebony uprights, capped by finials. It is all standing on...

      £890.00

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