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also e·ta·gere  (ā′tä-zhâr′)
A piece of furniture with open shelves for small ornaments.

[French, from Old French estagiere, scaffold, from estage, floor; see stage.]
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(Furniture) a stand with open shelves for displaying ornaments, etc
[C19: from French, from étage shelf; see stage]
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art at ethene

or e•ta•gere

(ˌeɪ tɑˈʒɛər, ˌeɪ tə-)

a stand with a series of open shelves for small objects, bric-a-brac, etc.
[1850–55; < French, derivative of étage tier, story; see stage, -ier2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.etagere - a piece of furniture with open shelves for displaying small ornamentsetagere - a piece of furniture with open shelves for displaying small ornaments
article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"
shelf - a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
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References in classic literature ?
His poor mother had put five francs in his pocket in case it became absolutely necessary that he should play cards; but she enjoined him to take nothing, to remain standing, and to be very careful not to knock over a lamp or the bric-a-brac from an etagere. His dress was all of the strictest black.
A tall wooden etagere with gilded brass from Restoration added sparkle in a room, said Simpao.
In the white section, artwork were displayed in a transparent "sabang takja" or four-shelf open "etagere," decorated by artisan Yang Hyun-seung's metalwork, in traditional "Scholar's Accoutrements" style.
As a result of that, Eugene flung the family's glass etagere at Jaja; it misses him and sparters on the floor.
Looking for a bit of the unusual is part of the game: Why not install a bar in your living room, or a book-filled etagere in your dining room in place of a China cabinet or hutch?
She points out how her etagere is finished on both sides ("I can't stand it when you buy a bookcase, and it's only finished on one side," she said).
<B Made in Birmingham: Panel by Elkington & Co, displayed at the factory, 1850-1900; a tin of Birds Egg Powder; and Etagere, or 'what-not', by F & C Osler, bought for the Palace of Mysore, India, 1880s
Il faut dire que si Maradona traine un grand nombre de casseroles, il a surtout une Coupe du Monde sur son etagere que Messi n'a pu qu'apercevoir les yeux remplis de larmes.
Other pieces include The Debonaire Etagere, with cup-and-saucer turned posts and wood framed glass shelves, in Low Tide or in Cobblestone with a Blossom back.
"A gold French-style three-tiered etagere made a dramatic presentation for the French-inspired desserts," says Deery.