Around the 17thcentury 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 167578 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.
They are so long and narrow that they can fit nicely against a wall and hold fruit or plates or crystal or wine and yet not be a focal point in the room or take up all your space. For kitchen and dinning room try to select ones that have drawers like the oak console tables. That way you can keep a set of dessert spoons, napkins and little things like coasters, handy.
Use wood console tables at the entrance of your hallway, to add a touch of class. Make them utilitarian as well keep your keys on the tabletop, and place other important articles in the drawers so you may pick them up in a hurry when you leave for work. Thats panache and functionality rolled into one for you. Spruce up your drawing room with wood console tables flaunting an elegant mirror, or displaying your fine tastes in pottery, sculpture or other works of art.
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