Display your treasures.
An étagère is a French set of open shelves that can hang or stand and is used to display a collection of objects. It became popular in the nineteenth century. Étagères come in many shapes and sizes and usually don’t take up much space. They are designed to be decorative, open and attractive and used for lighter storage and display. They usually take up less space than bookshelves. I have a couple that I use for display and I find them lovely and useful. Antique and even reproduction antique étagères are expensive, but newer, more modern ones are great looking and less expensive. Here are some I’ve found.
This is called a Tower Étagère. It is made from solid wood. It has bamboo style legs, four fixed shelves and is finished on all sides. Its color is seafoam. It is 18.5”W x 14.5”D x 56.25”H. $199.99.
I love the shape of this étagère. It is made from metal, has four shelves and is finished on all sides. The color is orange blush. It is 16”W x 16”D x 54.75”H. $199.99.
This is a useful corner étagère with five shelves. It is made from wood and is 18”W x 18”D x 72”H. There is some assembly required. It also comes in cappuccino color. $95.27.
This is a Cyan Designs Chester Étagère. It is made from iron and glass and is 20”W x 20”D x 81”H. It is finished in a rustic gray color. $577.50 and shipping is free.
This is a smaller, three tier étagère finished in antique gold. It is 14”W x 14”D x 31”H. It is made from iron and glass. There is no assembly required and shipping is free. $259.99.
This étagère is rustic and industrial looking. It is made from mango wood and has metal accents. It has locking caster wheels which makes it easy to move around. It can be used in any room from the kitchen to the bedroom. It requires some assembly. It is 16.5”W x 16.5”D x 59.8”H. It is $199.00 plus $$42.95 standard ground shipping.
This is a lovely chestnut colored étagère made from pine. It is inspired by the library ladder and has an A-line shape. It has five shelves and is 28”W x 15.9”D x 72.2”H. There is some assembly required. $275.00 plus $23.95 for shipping.
This is a mid-century Claude Étagère and Two Door Storage Set from Jonathan Adler. It is made from white-stained ash with polished nickel accents. It arrives as three separate pieces – the large base and the two separate drawer units. It is 32.5”W x 17”D x 72.5”H. It is on sale for $1249.97.
This is called the Silvia Narrow Étagère from Ballard Designs. It is light and open and would look great as a pair flanking a sofa or in corners of a room. It has hand applied brass finish. It comes fully assembled. It is 73”H x 18”W x 12”D and $699.00. There is a shipping calculator and shipping to Connecticut, for example, was $69.00.
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