Similar in design and function to a pier table, a console table is a side table supported on legs or scrolled brackets at the front, with the back secured to the wall. Usually surmounted with a tall mirror, they were made to stand in the piers or divisions between the windows of a drawing room. Later Victorian versions were often freestanding on a platform base, with straight rear supports to enable the table to stand flat against the wall. Console tables usually had marble tops. Potential purchasers should be aware that many converted marble top washstands are now marketed as 'console tables' or hall tables.
Pair of Italian carved and painted and parcel-gilt demi-lune console tables, shaped faux-marble painted tops above pale grey and gilt scroll frieze, raised on three accentuated cabriole legs on hoof feet (2). Height 82 cm width 90 cm depth 43 cm
French carved giltwood console table, 19th century, serpentine rouge marble top with carved chamfered giltwood border, pierced frieze with carved rocaille and c-scroll swags, raised on four carved double scroll and foliate legs. Height 84 cm width 123 cm d
An elegant console table in the Art Deco manner, in the style of André Arbus, having a slender rectangular walnut top with a fine pattern and coloration above lyre supports to a stepped base with a ribbed motif in darker timbers upon a plinth base raised o
A French bow front console table. Imported for Geraldine Cooper Interiors, the milkwashed 'Elenore' console table with a shaped mushroom timber top above a fluted skirt, and upon slender baluster style fluted legs (retail $1850). Height 91 cm. Widt
Louis XV style 19th century French gilt console table. It has a shaped yellow marble top, which is above a frieze carved with rocaille, and it is on two scroll carved cabriole legs with shell rococo decoration. 91 cm high, 74 cm wide, 41 cm deep
An American mahogany Gothic revival console table, mid 20th century, by the grand Rapids furniture Company, Michigan, having a serpentine glazed top with ogee shaped sides, a single long partitioned frieze drawer, a carved shaped apron and scrolled and pie
A Louis XV style giltwood and composition console table, French 19th century, the later shaped travertine top above a foliate scroll carved frieze and raised on c-scroll legs joined by a foliate stretcher <I>114 cm wide, x 44 cm deep x, 93 cm high
A Venetian etched mirror glass and applied gilt glass console table and mirror, Italian, circa 1950, table 85 cm high, 112 cm wide and 34 cm deep, mirror 138 cm high x 87 cm wide. Provenance: Private Collection, Sydney
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