Collection: Antique Console Tables

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  • Italian 1970s large lucite console table
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  • Cherry red bedside tables ~ French 1970s
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  • 1970s console and mirror set by Nazaret
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  • The Allegra marble console table
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  • Italian stone and brass half moon console table C.1970
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  • Chrome and brass console with marble top c.1970
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While coffee and dining tables are the most common, antique console tables might be the most underrated type of table. They are incredibly versatile and fall perfectly in between quietly minimal and baroquely over the top.

If you love antiques, you'll love our selection of console tables!

What Is a Console Table?

Console tables are a type of furniture very similar to side tables, and very popular among antiques. It usually has between 75 and 90 centimetres high and features shallow, wide tops.

Though they are mostly rectangular or square, you have the option of getting demi-lunes, which are an elegant alternative. They have a front, two sides, and a back that remains unornamented and always stands against the wall.

Hence, this type of table is slightly different from coffee tables or sideboards, serving different decoration purposes.

What Is a Console Table Used For?

While console tables are often placed in hallways or entryways, they are very versatile. Any use you can think of for side tables, you can do it with this furniture.  With the correct placement, you can use antique console tables in various ways.

Entryway or Hallway

You can place your vintage console table in your hallway and have it act as your home’s opening statement. You can even put a tray or basket on top to hold specific items like keys or use the space underneath to store things like shoes and backpacks.

Dining Room

You could place your table in the dining room to provide an additional surface for items you do not need to put on the main table. Some antique console tables even have drawers that you can use to store cutlery, placemats, and napkins.

Living Room

You can use this elegant furniture as an extra, out-of-the-way surface that allows you to de-clutter your coffee table. Sometimes you can use it as a TV stand or as a surface on top of which you place your media consoles.

Bedroom

Add a console table in your bedroom and pair it with a mirror and a stool or accent chair, and you will have yourself a custom bedroom vanity or dressing table.

Your table could also work as a nightstand. The increased surface area would offer you plenty of space for your reading lamp and books. On top of that, the area underneath can be perfect for a bin or other storage option for personal items.

Why Is It Called a Console Table?

Console tables got their name because they were initially a slab supported on a scroll-shaped bracket or legs that resembled a bracket both in form and contour.

How Do I Choose a Console Table?

Because antique console tables come in various styles, materials, sizes, and heights, choosing one might be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are a few tips that can help you search and pick the one that will best suit your needs and décor.

Decide Where to Place It

The first step is to determine where you will place your new vintage table. You should also measure the area to have a better idea of how much space you are working with.

Since those tables stand by the wall, consider placing lighting features next to it or on the wall!

Determine Its Purpose

You should also determine what you intend to use the console table for. Knowing its purpose will go a long way in helping you choose its style.

Determine Your Desired Impact

Antiques are great to cause impact. While you ideally want a table that will blend with your existing furnishings, choosing a table that doesn't match your furniture can help you create a visually interesting focal point.

You can combine this type of table with rugs, sculptures, paintings, pendants and even chandeliers to achieve a gorgeous result.

Consider Colour

If you are placing the table in a small room, consider opting for a light wood finish as light colours tend to make a space appear larger.

Pick a Style and Material

With all these in mind, you can proceed and search for the best table. Pick the style and material that would meet your needs, preferences, and décor.

Why Buy Your Luxury Antique Console Table from Anemone Interiors?

Why go generic when you can get an antique console table that is like no other? Browse through our collection and enjoy the stunning, hand-picked luxury antique console tables we have.

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