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.
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
A good Regency rosewood console table, the rectangular top with concave front with moulded detail to the apron, raised on two substantial scrolling supports with mirrored back, the platform base conforming to the top
An Anglo Indian Padouk wood console table, circa 1835 having a shaped back carved with scrolling foliage, a moulded rim to the serpentine top, a carved and pierced frieze, supported on four acanthus carved cabriole legs joined by stretchers, 79 cm high, 13
A gilded rococo style console table with mirror, 20th century, with maker's mark of C. Filogamo. The shaped white marble topped table upon a lavishly gilded timber base carved and pierced in the Rocaille manner, the accompanying shaped and crested mirror c
A Dutch console table and mirror, walnut with floral marquetry inlay circa 1830 the rectangular beveled mirror surmounted by a moulded cornice, the mirror backed console table having a rectangular top, a full width frieze drawer, supported on turned column
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