Wood shelving was a common element seen in primitive styled kitchens, especially above the stove, and sink areas. Exposed shelving allowed dishes, and tableware to be shown off in a decorative way.
One of the prettiest examples is the shelving located at Le Moulin Bregeon, in France. Here you see above a rectangular wall shelf with 10 cubby spaces to hold dishes and bowls. Above the shelf, houses over-sized ironstone pieces, and a slight curve to the bottom, gives the shelf a softer feel.
If you are looking for a way to add a historical touch to your home, consider wood shelving which could be placed above a chest in a bedroom, in the bathroom, and in the kitchen areas.
Here are a few pictures to inspire you to either make your own shelf, or buy an antique which could showcase some of your collectables.
Console Table with Aged Woodwork, 19 by 9 by 61-Inch, $253.25 From Benzara
Wooden Wall Cabinet – Set of 3 (4w x 8d x 4h) $88.79 From Benzara
Distressed Wooden Storage 5 Compartment Basket with Rope $29 Home Office Collection
Distressed Coat Rack with 5 Large Iron Hooks (Distressed Grey) $35 Home Office Collection
Distressed Wood Table Top Free Standing Chalkboard Bins $49 Home Office Collection
Distressed Solid Wood Coat Rack with 5 Large Iron Hooks 34.6″ x 6″ $35 Home Office Collection
Distressed Wooden Mirrored Wall Cabinet – Blue or Green 14″x10″ $69 Home Office Collection
Distressed Wooden Two Tier Wall Cabinet In Gray Or Cream $59 Home Office Collection
Primitive Interiors – Baskets Hanging From A Wooden Shelf – pic80.picturetrail.com
Parisian Home Distressed Rustic Solid Wood Vintage Wall Shelf In W:24″ H:5.5″ D:6″ Gray $29, Maple, $29 From Parisian Home
Wooden Hanging Wall Cabinet with 4 Shelves 21″x 4.75 “x 24” $49 Home Office Collection
Wood Cabinet Drawers 30.75″W x 30.75″ H x 10.25″D $299 Home Office Collection
Wall Cupboard With Shelves Drawer & Hooks In Black, White or Distressed Brown 27 in. x 26.75 in. x 6.75 in. $129 Home Office Collection
Distressed Rustic Solid Wood Vintage Wall Shelf with Hooks $49 Home Office Collection
Antique Ironstone With Wall Shelving froggoestomarket.blogspot.com
Toves Sammensurium tovestoogfirbeinte.blogspot.no
Wood Wall Cabinet Holding China – vintage-house.blogspot.com
Old Windows Used As Shadowbox Shelving
Early Blue Wall Cupboard – primitiverughooking.typepad.com
Blue-painted Wall Shelf From Skinner Auctions skinnerinc.com
Soft colors and big collections of country antiques revive a late-19th-century bed-and-breakfast in south-central Texas. countryliving.com
Pudding molds Seen On Terry John Woods Blog –terryjohnwoods.blogspot.com
Ironstone Displayed In A Primitive Cabinet – Terry John Woods
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