Collection: Console Tables

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  • Italian mint green extending bamboo console
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  • 1970s French pencil reed desk and chair ~ blue
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  • Italian 1970s faux brass bamboo console table.
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  • Italian swan console table
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  • Maitland Smith console table C.1970
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  • Chrome and brass console with marble top c.1970
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  • Antique mechanics table ~ Console Table
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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.

What Is a Console Table?

Console tables are usually between 75 and 90 centimetres high and feature 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.

What Is a Console Table Used For?

While console tables are often placed in hallways or entryways, they are very versatile. 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 console 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 a console table 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 console 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 pick the console table that will best suit your needs and décor.

Decide Where to Place It

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

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

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.

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 to 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.