Victorian Three Tier Mahogany Whatnot
Whatnot is the British term for a tiered stand of rectangular shelves used to display ornaments and objects of art. The first recorded design for one is in the cost book for 1800 of a well-known firm of furniture makers, Gillows. They were made with as many as six surfaces or as few as three, and are as helpful today as during the 1800s.
George lV Four Tier Whatnot with Drawer
Corner Whatnot