This is a very good quality mahogany antique Victorian three tier whatnot. The whatnot has three tiers with the top having a shaped straight gallery.
The three tiers are separated by mahogany turned supports. The bottom tier has a working drawer with original Victorian wooden round knobs. The whatnot stands firmly on four turned feet terminating in original brass socket castors.
This whatnot is made in beautiful mahogany which has aged in a rich colour with original patina which cannot be replicated without the passage of time. This is an ideal antique piece for display and of very nice proportions.
This is a lovely Victorian furniture with a lot of history and indeed a good example of the harmony and symmetry of the Victorian designed furniture.
This item dates back to circa 1860
H: 1.18 cm (46.5 inches); W: 52 m (20.5 inches); D: 41 cm (16 inches)
Space between shelves is as follows:
Bottom shelf to the middle shelf: H: 41 cm (15 inches)
Middle shelf to top shelf: H 35.5 cm (14 inches)
Condition report: The whatnot is in very good condition for an antique piece over 100 years old. However, as with all antique furniture it shows signs of age and use. The mahogany of the shelves shows slight signs of shrinkage along the grain. This gives the whatnot that sought after character of antique pieces and does not detract its appeal. The top ring of the turning of the rear left foot has a small chip. There are small dents and light scratches around the structure of the whatnot, again in line with the age and use. Please review carefully the photographs of this lovely table.