Hello everyone, in my last post I told you I would show you my antique Victorian Whatnot Shelf in a different post later. Well later is now, and here it is, in a much clearer photo!
It took me a while to figure out what to put on the What-not shelf, sometimes called an etegere. Although etegeres usually are much more grander and fancier with a mirror and marble shelf on the bottom.
This one is made of rosewood and probably dates to the 1850's or 60's is my guess. Could be later, any thoughts?
Starting at the top of the whatnot is a beautiful fretwork piece and nice finials. I moved the lamp over a bit so you could see it all but the lamp is normally in the center of the shelf with a Staffordshire dog on either side (see above photo)
Moving on down to the second shelf is a small collection of Victorian velvet photo frames. The lady in the center red frame is my 2nd great Grandma Viola May. On the far right are my kids when they were small. :)
On the third shelf I have my pink bristol glass vases, hummingbird dome, small Staffordshire Pug and the sweet boy and girl pair.
Aren't they just darling? I think they are Staffordshire as well.
On the fourth shelf I have a pair of "Old Paris" fan vases, an iron lady who sits upon my mantle clock, which is at the clock shop so for the time being sits here, and in front of her is an ink well with mother of pearl pen.
For the final and fifth shelf, I have my bisque boy and girl pair, an 1893 shell art piece and a pair of hand held face screens, or maybe just fans?
They are pretty neat, on the one side is a flower pattern...
and on the other side is kind of like a persian scene maybe, one with an elephant and the other with a camel. Sort of a paper mache and handpainted design on a thin piece of wood.
And lastly, this whatnot even has a hidden drawer! I haven't decided what will go in there yet though.
So there it is, I hope you enjoyed seeing it and thank you so much for your visit! Have a blessed week!
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