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.
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Below are some examples of antique console tables that we have previously sold, if any style looks like what you are looking for let us know and we can try to find something similar.
Rare William IV Mahogany Antique Console Table. This unusual, and quite rare, mahogany antique console table dates from around 1835 in the William IV period. Its rectangular top has a bevelled edge and moulded sides above a canted frieze with three oak lined concealed drawers. With a definite architectural look it benefits from beautifully turned front supports resting on cup like designed socles, softening the hard lines of the piece perfectly. The shaped lower tier and delightfully turned feet balance the design well. This antique console table provides the perfect opportunity to own something that truly is unusual while still bringing a sense of history and mystique from the past.
Stunning Quality, Edwardian, Figured Mahogany, Antique Games Table / Console Table.
Constructed from the finest figured mahogany and brass fittings this stunning antique Edwardian games table dates from around 1900. It has a beautifully figured top with moulded edges which sits above four elegant cabriole legs. The back legs concertina out to support the top when unfolded. In the process one can find a hidden storage compartment for games, sited on a shelf below the top. Once opened the top reveals a green baize playing surface along with four counter wells, one in each corner. In most cases this lovely table is likely to spend most of its time acting as the perfect console table, its proportions and styling being ideal for that. At first glance one would not immediately recognise its true use. It is of superb quality, the original finish having been revived and cleaned to enhance its beauty.
High Quality Victorian Antique Mahogany Console Table. This true antique console table dates from around 1840 in the Victorian period and is constructed from the finest quality mahogany timbers. The piece is stamped with the number 22260; such a stamp is commonly found on a Gillows piece and the quality of the table matches that expected from such a renowned maker although the Gillows mark itself is not visible, this however is not uncommon. The top is in a serpentine shape with a moulded edge with beautiful figuring and sits above a shaped flamed mahogany apron. The front legs are ornately hand carved while the back legs are simple and sturdy in design. The base is shaped and provides the perfect finish for this ‘true’ console table.
Stunning Quality William IV Mahogany Antique Writing / Console Table. This Stunning Quality William IV Mahogany Antique Writing / Console Table circa, 1835 has a beautifully figured rectangular top above two drawers with the original turned handles. This stunning table may be used as a console table as well as a writing table.
Georgian Antique Mahogany Console Table / Tea Table. This beautiful Georgian mahogany antique table dates from around 1800 and would make the perfect console table when not being used for afternoon tea! When closed it has a rectangular top which opens to double its size and is then supported by the back legs which open using a gate leg action. The front has a frieze drawer with original brass handle and key escutcheon.
Antique Georgian Mahogany ‘D’ End Games Table / Console Table.
This antique Georgian mahogany ‘D’ end games table, dates from around 1800 and would make the perfect console table. It has a beautifully figured ‘D’ end top with cross banding along with boxwood string inlay. The back legs work on a gate leg action to support the top when open, the playing surface itself is made up of a green baize insert. The deep frieze displays boxwood string inlay and sits above four tapering legs.
Beautifully Inlaid Burr Walnut Antique Card Table / Console table
Dating from ca. 1870 this Beautifully Inlaid Burr Walnut Victorian Antique Card Table / Console table has a D shaped top with moulded edge. The top is beautifully figured with a ‘mirrored’ burr walnut and had elegant decorative inlay. The top swivels open to double its size, revealing a concealed games compartment in the process and the playing surface is finished in an early green baize. The top sits above four beautifully turned upright supports, has a central decoratively turned finial and four scrolled beautifully crafted legs finished with white porcelain castors.