Antique Metal Etageres
Brief history and description
Etageres are most commonly placed in bathrooms and used to store towels, toilet paper or other necessary items.
Etageres were originally manufactured in France (hence the French name), although they later became mass-produced in England as well, (where they were referred to as "what-nots").
Guide for collectors
Paul Evans cityscape metal etageres with chrome and brass patchwork are considered to be amongst the most rare and valuable among collectors, as well as a Napolean III gilt-metal mounted etageres.
Restoration of an antique metal etageres is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring an antique metal etageres may decrease its value.
For more information regarding antique metal etageres, visit Accent Furniture Direct or The Etageres Store.
Uniques & Antiques, Inc. in Aston, Pennsylvania sold a tall faux bamboo metal etageres (78" x 31" x 13") for $375 in March of 2012.
Christie's in London sold a Napolean III gilt-metal mounted kingwood amboyna and ebonised etageres (32" x 15.5" x 11.5") for £375 in December of 2007.
Uniques & Antiques, Inc. in Aston, Pennsylvania sold a Victorian/Successionist-style etageres (41" x 25" x 13") for $30 in
December of 2010.
World of Decor / Motorbilia Auctions in Orlando, Florida sold a metal iron wine etageres (34" x 69.5" x 16") for $330 in December of 2007.
Christie's in London sold a French brass marquetry and gilt-metal mounted three-tier etageres (circa late 19th century; 31" x 15.25" x 12.25") for £418 in September of 2004.
Uniques & Antiques, Inc. in Aston, Pennsylvania sold an Italian gilt metal and glass etageres (78" x 30.5" x 13") for $80 in August of 2010.
Kamelot Auctions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sold a Paul Evans cityscape metal etageres with chrome and brass patchwork (80" x 36" x 17") for $850 in September of 2007.