The French “etagere” is a piece of light furniture, which was largely made in France during the latter part of the 18th Century. It consists of a series of shelves to hold small articles or ornaments. The best Louis XVI examples are exceedingly graceful and elegant and made in exotic woods.
The Wot-Not is a piece of English furniture derived from the “French Etagere”, exceedingly popular in the 1st three quarters of the 19th Century, consisting of slender uprights and pillars, also to hold ornaments or china. A beautiful piece of drawing room furniture, graceful in their simplicity