Étagère Furniture Offers an Exquisite Option to Bookcases or Fixed Shelving

Étagère Furniture Can Add Charm and Personality to Many Rooms in Your Home

Many homeowners might have small souvenirs, collectibles, or figurines stored in cardboard boxes or in Rubbermaid tubs rather than being set out on display in their living room, dining room, or den. In some cases, this could be due to a lack of space (or an overabundance of pieces) but most often, it is a result of inadequate shelving or unsuitable furniture/cabinetry to exhibit the items in an appropriately sophisticated fashion.

These objects will likely have sentimental and/or monetary value, and it would be somewhat of an injustice to have their appeal overpowered by one massive bookcase or diminished by self-installed track shelving. It is for such reasons that homeowners may want to consider the use of étagère furniture to display keepsakes, mementos, etc., in lieu of solid bookcases or fixed shelving.

An étagère (pronounced ay-tah-zhair) is a piece of lightweight furniture consisting of several open shelves and used for displaying small articles or ornaments. Étagère furniture traces its history to France in the late 1700s and it became increasingly popular in the 1800s (i.e.: the 19th century) due to its compact nature, decorative appeal, and versatile functionality.

This graceful and elegant open-shelving type of furniture has retained its character through to the present day; differentiated from traditional wood bookcases by its open-on-all-sides design, étagère furniture can hold and display a multitude of different items; for example:

  • Family photos
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Mounted butterflies
  • Autographed baseballs
  • China plates or figurines
  • Collectibles and knick-knacks

Étagère shelving offers an ideal option to maximize the use of space in a home, particularly in acute-angle corners, recesses, or areas with low ceilings. Furthermore, étagère furniture can be constructed from a variety of materials to accommodate different decorating styles and tastes; these pieces may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Glass
  • Brass
  • Wood
  • Wicker
  • Chrome
  • Bamboo

Étagère furniture can indeed add a degree of charm and personality to almost any room in a home. For homeowners looking to add étagère shelving to their interior décor, Carrocel Fine Furniture, located on Bridgeland Avenue near Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall, offers a wide range of such lightweight shelving pieces to satisfy many different tastes and needs.

An Impressive Collection of Étagère Furniture in Various Styles and Sizes

The Carrocel fine furniture store includes a 20,000-square-foot showroom where customers can browse an exquisite collection of individual pieces and sets for living rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms. This includes an impressive selection of étagère furniture, constructed in a variety of styles and sizes, and in materials ranging from brushed brass to mahogany to polished chrome and more.

A preview of some of the pieces currently available from Carrocel includes the following:

Brushed Brass FrameVintage Mahogany Beacon Hill of Boston Original BreakfrontEnglish Style Mahogany Break Front China CabinetGeorgian Style Breakfront Display CabinetPair of Polished Chrome and Brass Glass EtageresSleek Brass and Mahogany Étagère

Go to our Display Cabinets & Bookcases page for detailed information on the full selection of étagère furniture on display in the Carrocel showroom.

Étagère furniture offers an exquisite alternative to traditional bookcases and fixed shelving. To discuss the benefits of this lightweight shelving option and determine the style that best suits your home and your needs, Call Carrocel Fine Furniture today at 416-999-2525 or Contact us to request a no-obligation consultation. You are also invited to visit our 20,000-square-foot showroom at 245 Bridgeland Avenue in Toronto.

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