The Classic Whatnot is a copy of an English original. This in turn was probably inspired by the very practical French etagère.
Three tiers of shelves are set on a small cabinet with 2 cupboard doors plus a drawer for storage.
The Classic Whatnot makes a stunning focus either side of a chimney breast as a result of the strong vertical element. It can also be an inspired choice, for example, beside a bed with a tall headboard.