Franzi Thekla Console Table February 14th, 2018 - 13:42:24
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A console table is a bit of a riddle. It can be a hall table or a side table but is generally not an end table. It can be a sofa table or a coffee table or accent table but not a dining room table. And never ever is it a mathematical table! To solve the mystery of this extremely versatile item a general guideline for a console table is that it is usually a rectangular piece of furniture that ranges from 2 to 4 feet in length and stands about waist high. Some console tables may be half-moon shaped or round but the most commonly recognized shape is a long rectangle.
Around the 17th-century in Italy a console table was a major manifestation of the culture of furniture made for the purpose of display. Many examples of the period were carved and were in fact some of the finest pieces of sculpture as much as furniture. An opulent group of consoles was made in 1675-78 for the Palazzo Colonna in Rome; where the supports for the tops were commonly carved as human figures eagles tumbling putti (cupids) luxuriant foliage and dolphins and they often were gilded.
Looking carefully at the perfectly styled and finished consoles you will definitely murmur to yourself that this is a piece of furniture that let you lead a fresh life but with a twist of old ideas. The beauty and the precision that it hold is indeed charming making it one of the most valuable pieces of furniture in the homes. If you have already bought one for your home then you can be sure to have invested your fortune in the right thing but if you still haven't then you need to do that right now. After all nothing can console you better that a console table that's the beauty it holds!
There are very few rules regarding the design of the table they can be round rectangular or square some have two legs and so therefore must be secured to the wall whilst others are free standing with all four legs affording you the ability to move it to various positions when needed some can even be used as sofa tables. In general these tables are thin and slender so as not to obtrude too far from the wall making them perfect for lobby's and hallways.
Sometimes you can luck out and find a perfect old country console table but if you can't or you don't have the budget for one that has been distressed and given a country feel it's not too hard to take a plain console table and help it go country.