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.
A large carved gilt wood and marble top console table, French, 19th century, with applied acanthus leaves and hare bells decoration, supported on a crossed stretcher base, 98 cm high, 112 cm wide, 60 cm deep
Louis XVI style marquetry console table, the shaped rectangular top over a frieze with applied ormolu mounts and hand painted porcelain plaques, raised on eight fluted tapered legs, with gilded brass stretchers (A/F)
Louis XV style walnut console table, 19th century, the shaped white marble top with moulded edge above a gilt and foliate-carved frieze, on shell-headed cabriole legs, with later glass shelf, retains Antique Dealer Association label
A Venetian Blackamoor console table, 19th Century, modelled as a kneeling blackamoor attired in coloured robes, supporting the coloured tabletop with tasseled fringe emulating silk drapery to the frieze, supported on a naturalistic base, with leaf edge, su
Louis XVI style marble topped console table, the breche d'alep style marble top above a frieze fitted with a long drawer, over a pair of panelled doors inlaid with floral decorations, the sides with a short drawer above a single door cupboard, mounted
An antique French gilt and marble console table and mirror, the impressive large ornate mirror with four gilt framed panels of bevelled glass, raised over a demilune console table, variegated marble top with fluted tapering legs and scrolling stretcher bas
An Art Deco wrought iron and marble console table, circa 1930s, the elegant black wrought iron table with full length scrolled panels to the front and shallow sides, surmounted by a fine Italian nero portoro top. Height 79 cm. Width 100 cm. Depth 26 cm
Louis XVI style console table, with rectangular marble top and ormolu mounts, raised on four fluted legs, together with a Louis XVI style petite console table, with black marble top (A/F) (2). Height 78 cm. Width 92 cm. Depth 35 cm, height 78 cm. Width 56
Louis XVI style serpentine front console table, with single front drawer, the ebonised top and front decorated with flowers, with ormolu mounts. Height 78 cm. Width 115 cm. Depth 40 cm. Provenance: The Estate of Nancy Melick, NSW
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