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Wide 'Esquisse' Natural Parchment and Wrought Iron Console by Design Frères
By Design Frères
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wide 'Esquisse' natural parchment and wrought iron console by Design Frères. Chic handmade natural parchment top paired with a slender blackened wrought iron base.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Console Tables

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Wrought Iron

French Art Deco Console Table by Raymond Subes
By Raymond Subes
Located in Houston, TX
French Art Deco bronze, steel and wood console with black glass top by Raymond Subes, circa 1925.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Bronze, Steel

  • French Art Deco Console Table by Raymond Subes
  • French Art Deco Console Table by Raymond Subes
  • French Art Deco Console Table by Raymond Subes
  • French Art Deco Console Table by Raymond Subes
H 35.5 in. W 71 in. D 16.82 in.
Stunning French Art Deco Console Table Having Marble and Mirror
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Beautiful French Art Deco console table. Having marble-top with a wrought iron mirror above. Stunning scroll work with gorgeous deco details. Console: 36 in.H x 35.5 in.W x 10.5...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Console Tables

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Marble, Wrought Iron

French Art Deco Parchment Console Table
Located in North Bergen, NJ
French Art Deco parchment console table with the original parchment. Having stunning silver hardware that accents the table beautifully. The parchment is in its original condition ha...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Console Tables

  • French Art Deco Parchment Console Table
  • French Art Deco Parchment Console Table
  • French Art Deco Parchment Console Table
  • French Art Deco Parchment Console Table
H 30 in. W 60 in. D 14 in.
French Art Deco Macassar Ebony Console Table
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning French Art Deco console table. Having spectacular inlay with ebony legs. The silver hardware accents the wood beautifully. Deco details throughout.
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Console Tables

French Art Deco Console
Located in Bronx, NY
A Classic French Art Deco wooden carved console in green patina. Polygonal top shape in predominately geometric motifs with fine carving details. The console features a beautiful mat...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

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Wood

  • French Art Deco Console
  • French Art Deco Console
  • French Art Deco Console
  • French Art Deco Console
H 39.5 in. W 48 in. D 14.5 in.
French Art Deco Flip-Top Console Table
Located in Birmingham, AL
French Art Deco flip-top console table in walnut. Rectangular top sits above "U" shaped base. Extends on each end to function as small dining table. Paris region. Dimensions: H 2...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Walnut

  • French Art Deco Flip-Top Console Table
  • French Art Deco Flip-Top Console Table
  • French Art Deco Flip-Top Console Table
  • French Art Deco Flip-Top Console Table
H 28.75 in. W 39.25 in. D 29.5 in.
French Art Deco Console Table in Forged Metal and Marble by Raymond Subes, 1925
By Raymond Subes
Located in Berlin, DE
This beautiful Art Deco console table is probably by Raymond Subes and was mad in France around 1925. It is from fantastic quality and the base is made out of forged metal and it re...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Marble, Metal

Art Deco Macassar Side Table Console, France, 1925
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Art Deco Macassar veneer side table, France, 1925. Fully restored hand polished in high gloss two components varnish! Gold leaf details.  
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Macassar

  • Art Deco Macassar Side Table Console, France, 1925
  • Art Deco Macassar Side Table Console, France, 1925
  • Art Deco Macassar Side Table Console, France, 1925
  • Art Deco Macassar Side Table Console, France, 1925
H 29.53 in. W 35.04 in. D 23.63 in.
French Art Deco Iron Console Table and Mirror
Located in Atlanta, GA
French Art Deco Iron Console Table and Mirror, France, circa 1930's. The console table measures 31.25"H x 11.75"D x 24"W. The mirror measures 24"H x 20"W.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Iron

  • French Art Deco Iron Console Table and Mirror
  • French Art Deco Iron Console Table and Mirror
  • French Art Deco Iron Console Table and Mirror
  • French Art Deco Iron Console Table and Mirror
H 31.25 in. W 24 in. D 11.75 in.
Art Deco Rosewood Console Table
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Art deco rosewood console. Half-moon top opened on its middle. The console stands on a curved foot resting on a base. Nickel plated wands enhance the console shape.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

  • Art Deco Rosewood Console Table
  • Art Deco Rosewood Console Table
  • Art Deco Rosewood Console Table
  • Art Deco Rosewood Console Table
H 37.01 in. W 29.14 in. D 14.57 in.
Art Deco Oak Console Table
Located in London, GB
An Art Deco stained oak console table. France, circa 1930.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

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Oak

  • Art Deco Oak Console Table
  • Art Deco Oak Console Table
  • Art Deco Oak Console Table
  • Art Deco Oak Console Table
H 31.5 in. W 29.53 in. D 17.72 in.
French Art Deco Marble Top Console
By Edgar Brandt, Raymond Subes
Located in New York, NY
Chic iron base console with thick ( 1" )marble top. This Art Deco period console has unusual geometric triangular decorative metal trim, creating a bold and graphic silhouette. Frenc...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

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Marble

  • French Art Deco Marble Top Console
  • French Art Deco Marble Top Console
  • French Art Deco Marble Top Console
  • French Art Deco Marble Top Console
H 31 in. W 30 in. D 12 in.
Pair of Art Deco French Console Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French circa 1940's Art Deco Zebra Wood console tables with ebonized feet and details. Measurements: Height: 30.25" Width: 42.25" Depth: 15.75"
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Vintage 1940s French Console Tables

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Zebra Wood

  • Pair of Art Deco French Console Tables
  • Pair of Art Deco French Console Tables
  • Pair of Art Deco French Console Tables
  • Pair of Art Deco French Console Tables
H 30.25 in. W 42.75 in. D 15.75 in.
French Art Deco Steel and Marble-Top Console Table
Located in Houston, TX
Steel console with pierced, scrolled supports, the skirt decorated with Pierced ovals and a central panel of molded leaves, a compote-form Finial on the base, set with. Mauve and w...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

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Cut Steel

French Art Deco Mirrored Glass and Lead Console Table
Located in Stamford, CT
An interesting French mirrored glass Art Deco console table with glass top and lead trim.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Lead

French Art Deco Console With Drawer
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco iron and steel trimmed console table featuring two groups of modern iron scrolls supporting a rust marble top and steel drawer while resting upon a mahogany base.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Marble, Iron, Steel

  • French Art Deco Console With Drawer
  • French Art Deco Console With Drawer
  • French Art Deco Console With Drawer
  • French Art Deco Console With Drawer
H 36 in. W 63.75 in. D 14.5 in.
Edgar Brandt Art Deco Console Table
By Edgar Brandt
Located in New York, NY
An important Edgar Brandt signed Art Deco console. Gilt bronze with original marble top. Signed: E. Brandt.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Marble, Bronze

  • Edgar Brandt Art Deco Console Table
  • Edgar Brandt Art Deco Console Table
  • Edgar Brandt Art Deco Console Table
  • Edgar Brandt Art Deco Console Table
H 30.5 in. W 40.5 in. D 23 in.
Art Deco Burled Walnut and Mahogany Inlaid Console Table, France
Located in Hollywood, FL
The rectangular burled walnut top above square tapering legs with mahogany overlay and the leg sides inlaid in an "X" with mahogany.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut

Two French Art Deco Macassar Ebony Style Sofa Tables / Consoles
By Alfred Porteneuve
Located in New York, NY
Pair of elegant and chic French Art Deco consoles / sofa tables in the style of Alfred Porteneuve, the nephew of the Art Deco master, Jacques Emile Ruhlmann. Sold individually. The...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Mahogany

Fine French Art Deco Tulip Wood Console
Located in Long Island City, NY
A fine 1930s single scroll leg console with a violin shape top. Price includes refinishing (satin finish).
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Tulipwood

  • Fine French Art Deco Tulip Wood Console
  • Fine French Art Deco Tulip Wood Console
  • Fine French Art Deco Tulip Wood Console
  • Fine French Art Deco Tulip Wood Console
H 36.23 in. W 53.55 in. D 13 in.
Art Deco Console or Center Table Attributed to J. Leleu, France, 1930
Located in Brussels, BE
Black lacquer, interesting Curule foot with a maple loupe top. All sides are lacquered and veneered. One drawer, circa 1930.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Wood

A Fine French Art Deco Mahogany Two Tier Console or Sofa Table
Located in Long Island City, NY
With 8 columns on each side.     
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Mahogany

Art Deco Single Console
Located in New York, NY
An Art Deco console. Mahogany with parchment inlay, copper details, and mirrored top.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Goatskin, Mirror, Mahogany

  • Art Deco Single Console
  • Art Deco Single Console
  • Art Deco Single Console
  • Art Deco Single Console
H 38.25 in. W 51.5 in. D 14 in.
20th Century French Small Art Deco Macassar Wood Console Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small, vintage Art Deco French freestanding console table on base made of hand carved Macassar wood with three drawers, restored and in good condition. Wear consistent with age and...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

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Macassar

French Art Deco for Forge Wall-Mounted Console
Located in Troy, MI
French Art Deco wall-mounted console features a hand forged, hammered iron base with lots of scroll work, circa 1930s. Top is wood with faux painted finish to mimic marble. Unknown m...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Wrought Iron

Pair of French Art Deco/ Modernist Cubist Consoles
Located in New York City, NY
A pair of fabulous original French modern petites consoles of open cube form, raised on stepped and fluted pediment bases. The negative area created in the center serves as a viewfin...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

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Nickel

French Art Deco Serving or Console Table with Louis XVI Inspiration
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
French Art Deco serving or console table with Louis XVI Inspiration.
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20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

French Deco Style Console
Located in Washington, DC
Designer unknown, but clearly an idiosyncratic, almost Folk Art, riff on 1930s deco. Bought in the South of France. Originally one of a pair, which had unpolished pink granite tops (...
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Vintage 1960s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Aluminum

  • French Deco Style Console
  • French Deco Style Console
  • French Deco Style Console
  • French Deco Style Console
H 31 in. W 42 in. D 12 in.
Limed Oak Console Table with Drawers, Art Deco Period, France, circa 1940
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Limed oak console table with drawers. Art Deco period, France, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Oak

Art Deco Gilded and Platted Bronze Console Table
By Charles Dalmas, Marcel Guillot
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco gilded and platted bronze console table, designed and executed by Charles Dalmas & Marcell Guillot for a private home in Monaco. Made in France circa 1930.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Metal, Bronze

Art Deco Console
Located in Atlanta, GA
Superb Art Deco console of iron. The ornaments and base are silver over bronze. Granite top.
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Vintage 1930s French Console Tables

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Granite, Iron, Bronze

  • Art Deco Console
  • Art Deco Console
  • Art Deco Console
  • Art Deco Console
H 41 in. W 38 in. D 19.75 in.
A Fine French Art Deco Mahogany Console with a Marble Top
Located in Long Island City, NY
A fine French Art Deco console with a mahogany pedestal and a marble top. A thinner pair of matching console is also available (Ref: LU78484963903)
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

Art Deco Modernist Console, Sidetable
Located in Vosselaar, BE
Elegant French console side table from the Art Deco period, 1930s. The palisander finere is beautifully grained in a mirror outlay and craftily applied to the convex supports. Its di...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Palisander

  • Art Deco Modernist Console, Sidetable
  • Art Deco Modernist Console, Sidetable
  • Art Deco Modernist Console, Sidetable
  • Art Deco Modernist Console, Sidetable
H 22.83 in. W 43.3 in. D 21.65 in.
French Art Deco/ Modernist Cubist Console with Nickel Accents
Located in New York City, NY
A fabulous original French Modern petite console of open cube form, raised on stepped and fluted pediment base. The negative area created in the center serves as a viewfinder which f...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

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Nickel

Art Deco Console Table with a Green Marble Top
Located in Washington, DC
An Art Deco console table with a green marble top.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

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Marble

  • Art Deco Console Table with a Green Marble Top
  • Art Deco Console Table with a Green Marble Top
  • Art Deco Console Table with a Green Marble Top
  • Art Deco Console Table with a Green Marble Top
H 33.38 in. W 70 in. D 13.75 in.
French Art Deco Console with Mirror Attributed to Raymond Subes
By Raymond Subes
Located in Bridgewater, CT
A French Art Deco console table attributed to Raymond Subes, with scrolling leg and portoro gold marble top, together with a tall piriform beveled mirror, created circa 1930s.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Marble, Iron

Pair of French Art Deco Double Legged Palisander Consoles
Located in New York City, NY
A pair of elegant, original French Modern parquetry inlaid multi wood consoles in in figured rosewood, walnut, and palisander, featuring double sculptural legs raised on stepped and ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

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Palisander

Pair of French Art Deco Wrought Iron and Glass Console Tables, circa 1930
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A great pair of French Art Deco polished iron console tables, circa 1930. The two glass top consoles feature hammered wrought iron decorated with scrolls.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Art Deco Rectangular Wood and Goat Skin French Console Tables, 1920
Located in Rome, IT
Rich in movements, pair of Art Deco console tables. The wooden top is covered with parchment leather or goat skin and is rectangular with a sharp edge. The top rests on a frame in ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Parchment Paper

20th Century French Art Deco Console with Marble Top
Located in Pasadena, CA
A remarkable French Art Deco console table. The break-fronted top with curved corners, made of white and pink-veined black marble, rests on an apron and legs of burl wood. The rectan...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

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Marble

French Art Deco Burled Olive Wood and Black Lacquer Console Table, circa 1930s
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional and unique French Art Deco console, sofa table, or hall table. France, circa 1930s Olive ash burl and black lacquer. Measures: 42.75" W x 15.25" D x 32.25" H ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Burl, Lacquer

Art Deco Wrought Iron Console Table by Michel Zadounaïsky
By Michel Zadounaïsky
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
An exceptional, rare wrought iron console with a pink Campana marble top on four uprights, representing coiling snakes. It is encircled by stylised floral motif fretwork, vertical ba...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Marble, Wrought Iron

French Art Deco Iron Console Table Base in the Manner of Raymond Subes
By Raymond Subes
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stylized Art Deco console table base. Decorative leaf and flower bouquet. Wrought iron scrolling base in the style of Raymond Subes, hand delivery avail to New York City or anywhere ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Wrought Iron

Pair of French Art Moderne Rosewood Console Tables
Located in Westport, CT
Sleek and unique pair of Art Moderne console tables in rosewood with matte nickel panel detailing in the apron of each rectangular shaped stepped plateau, finishing on vasi shaped ba...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Rosewood

A Pair of Fine French Art Deco Mahogany and Marble Consoles
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of fine French Art Deco small consoles with a mahogany pedestal and a marble top. A larger matching console is also available (about 1 foot deep).
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

Art Deco Large Console/Side Table X Leg Shape Rosewood
Located in Zurich, CH
Large rosewood console, side table with a beautiful X-shaped leg standing on four balls. The top is slightly unequal.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Wood

Art Deco Style Console
Located in New York, NY
A French circa 1950s Art Deco style console. Measurements: Height 32.5" Width 27" Depth 9".
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Vintage 1950s French Console Tables

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Metal

  • Art Deco Style Console
  • Art Deco Style Console
  • Art Deco Style Console
  • Art Deco Style Console
H 32.5 in. W 27 in. D 9 in.
20th Century French Art Deco Period Oak Wall Console
Located in Birmingham, AL
French Art Deco period console handcrafted in solid oak, having a rectangular top sitting above a single carved drawer flanked by scrolling columnar supports terminating in small hoo...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Oak

French Art Deco Marble Console with a Hammered Wrought Iron Pedestal
Located in Long Island City, NY
A French Art Deco console with a hammered wrought iron pedestal that supports a green marble top.        
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Marble, Metal

French Art Deco Steel and Marble Console, Attrib. to R. Subes
By Raymond Subes
Located in New York, NY
Attributed to French Art Deco designer Raymond Subes, this console table features a green Verde Antico green marble top supported by a curlicue apron and two scrolling steel legs and...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Marble, Steel

Art Deco Pair of 1940s Consoles
Located in Zurich, CH
Art Deco pair of 1940s consoles on 3 legs with brass.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Walnut

  • Art Deco Pair of 1940s Consoles
  • Art Deco Pair of 1940s Consoles
  • Art Deco Pair of 1940s Consoles
  • Art Deco Pair of 1940s Consoles
H 31.5 in. W 24.41 in. D 19.69 in.
1930s French Art Deco Bracket Console, Attrib. to Raymond Subes
By Raymond Subes
Located in New York, NY
Attributed to French Art Deco designer Raymond Subes, this 1930's bracket console table is composed of wrought iron and features scroll design front supports and apron with a small l...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Marble, Wrought Iron

Art Deco Console with Rosewood Veneer
Located in Berlin, DE
Fine wood veneer on solid fir wood.
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20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

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Mahogany

  • Art Deco Console with Rosewood Veneer
  • Art Deco Console with Rosewood Veneer
  • Art Deco Console with Rosewood Veneer
  • Art Deco Console with Rosewood Veneer
H 31.5 in. W 27.56 in. D 12.6 in.
French Art Deco Console in Brazilian Rosewood Attributed to Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Pasadena, CA
Elegant Art Deco console made of Brazilian rosewood. The top is supported by 3 scrolled legs. Gloss finish as original. Very rare size! It's problably made by Jules Leleu.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Rosewood

Hammered Iron Art Deco "Serpent" Console with Onyx Top, France, 1930s
By Edgar Brandt
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Striking Art Deco console in hammered wrought-iron with a decorated with a snake on each leg. The tapering legs end in elegant outwardly upturned feet. The apron is decorated with a ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

Wrought Iron Art Deco Console Side Table Attributed to Drouet, France, 1940
By René Drouet
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Art Deco console attributed to Rene Drouet, France 1940s. Wrought iron with gold leaf finish. Original mirror. Cut glass peace.
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Vintage 1940s French Adam Style Console Tables

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Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf

Pair of French Art Deco Elegant Rosewood Consoles with Nickeled Trim
Located in New York City, NY
Spectacular pair of French Modern “U” shaped consoles in walnut, mahogany and rosewood high gloss lacquer with nickeled bronze-mounted pediment bases, circa 1925. This tulip shape is...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

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Mahogany, Rosewood, Walnut

Pierre-Paul Montagnac, Art Deco Table, France, 1926
By Pierre-Paul Montagnac
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco console table by Pierre-Paul Montagnac (1883-1961) Signed on underside: Montagnac, 1926 Bibliography: Le Mobilier du XXe Siecle, Dictionnaire des créateurs by Pierre K...
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20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut

Art Deco Walnut Console with Ebonized Detailing
Located in Troy, MI
Small French Art Deco console in dark walnut with contrasting ebonized feet and detailing, circa 1930s. Two available at time of this posting. Sold and priced individually.  
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Console Tables

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Walnut

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French Art Deco Console Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic French art deco console table available at 1stDibs. A French art deco console table — often made from metal, wood and brass — can elevate any home. There are 137 variations of the antique or vintage French art deco console table you’re looking for, while we also have 84 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the French art deco console table you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A French art deco console table, designed in the Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Kifu Augousti, R & Y Augousti and Design Frères each produced at least one beautiful French art deco console table that is worth considering.

How Much is a French Art Deco Console Table?

Prices for a French art deco console table start at $1,275 and top out at $165,000 with the average selling for $8,125.

A Close Look at Art Deco Furniture

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, Art Deco furniture is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.”

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments in their pieces, such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers. Today, the style is still favored by designers looking to infuse interiors with an air of luxury and sophistication.

From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs.

At 1stDibs, browse Art Deco furniture by designer, including works by Georg Jensen and René Lalique, or by category, from angular chairs and sculptural burl wood tables to lighting and decorative objects.

Finding the Right Console Tables for You

Few pieces of furniture are celebrated for their functionality as much as their decorative attributes in the way that console tables are. While these furnishings are not as common in today’s interiors as their coffee-table and side-table counterparts, console tables are stylish home accents and have become more prevalent over the years.

The popularity of wood console tables took shape during the 17th and 18th centuries in French and Italian culture, and were exclusively featured in the palatial homes of the upper class. The era’s outwardly sculptural examples of these small structures were paired with mirrors or matching stools and had tabletops of marble. They were most often half-moon-shaped and stood on two scrolled giltwood legs, and because they weren’t wholly supported on their two legs rather than the traditional four, their flat-backed supports were intended to hug the wall behind them and were commonly joined by an ornate stretcher. The legs were affixed or bolted to the wall with architectural brackets called console brackets — hence, the name we know them by today — which gave the impression that they were freestanding furnishings. While console tables introduced a dose of drama in the foyer of any given aristocrat — an embodiment of Rococo-style furniture — the table actually occupied minimal floor space (an attractive feature in home furniture). As demand grew and console tables made their way to other countries, they gained recognition as versatile additions to any home.

Contemporary console tables comprise many different materials and are characterized today by varying shapes and design styles. It is typical to find them made of marble, walnut or oak and metal. While modern console tables commonly feature four legs, you can still find the two-legged variety, which is ideal for nestling behind the sofa. A narrow console table is a practical option if you need to save space — having outgrown their origins as purely ornamental, today’s console tables are home to treasured decorative objects, help fill empty foyers and, outfitted with drawers or a shelf, can provide a modest amount of storage as needed.

The rich collection of antique, new and vintage console tables on 1stDibs includes everything from 19th-century gems designed in the Empire style to unique rattan pieces and more.