The Antique Console Table would have originally only had two front legs and permanently attached to the wall at the back, used to decorate the hall or a formal reception room. They were used as part of the architecture of the room and decorated to match with ormolu or gilded finish. It was during the late Georgian and Regency periods that these quality antique tables became free standing and made from more solid figured timbers like Mahogany, Oak or more interesting woods such as rosewood. They were very expensive pieces of furniture especially the Pier Table, which was a console table with pier mirror above to reflect light into the room. The mirrored Glass was an extremely expensive as it was difficult to make and has a very high tax to stop it being imported into Britain, so only the very wealthy could afford such a special piece of antique furniture. antique console tables have always been very sought after as it is such a useful piece of furniture that can be used anywhere in your home as a side table or to display your treasured items. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.