Antique Occasional Furniture

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Antique occasional furniture covers a multitude of smaller pieces of Antique furniture, listed below are some examples.

•    Antique Whatnots & Étagère

The Antique whatnot can be made of mahogany, rosewood, walnut, oak, birch and comprises several shelves one above the other. They usually have 3 to 5 shelves and can have one or more drawers, a reading stand at the top or even a Canterbury on the lower tier. Antique Étagère are smaller and finer made with gilt metal galleries and slim drawers in the top tier.

•    Antique Canterburys

The Antique Music Canterbury dates from the Georgian period through to the Edwardian period, made from mahogany, rosewood, walnut and oak they where originally designed to store sheet music and today it is used as a magazine stand.


The Canterbury has several divisions to store the music, some have a drawer in the base and they are on four legs with castors. The variety of styles and designs is vast and the Edwardian Canterbury is most times a copy of the earlier Georgian model with some modifications.

•    Antique Library Steps

The Library step is to use with a bookcase or shelves to reach the highest books and come in several forms, Library poles, Ladders, Step Ladders, Metamorphic chairs, Metamorphic tables.  The more unusual Antique Metamorphic models demand a high price, Arm chairs and single chairs that tip over and convert into steps are very desirable.

•    Antique Cellarets

The Antique Cellaret is a box shaped store for Spirits and Wine for use in the dining area and common in the Georgian & Victorian periods and made from Mahogany & Oak sometimes the later ones Walnut.

•    Antique Towel Rails

The towel rail would be used in the bedroom beside the antique wash stand made of mahogany, oak, walnut or pine. The rails could be made in two parts that fold together, these are usually larger and hold more or the stand alone model with a pair of legs at each end.

•    Antique Planters

Planters from the 18th-20th centuries that are floor standing or on legs made from Mahogany, Oak and Walnut. The 18th century Antique Chippendale models made of mahogany with carrying handles and leather castors are more difficult to find. Antique Victorian walnut veneered planters are decorative with a lid to cover the plant storage area when not in use.

•    Antique Screens

We have an assortment of antique screens from the larger 3 and 4 fold screens that can be used to divide a room to pole screens to shade a ladies faces from the heat of a fire when sitting reading or doing needle work. Also antique fire screens to place in front of an unused fire place to decorate the space.