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French Rococo Style 19th Century Carved Wooden Console Table with Marble Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Rococo style carved wooden console table from the 19th century, with marble top, cabriole legs and cross stretcher. Born in France during the politically dynamic 19th centur...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Console Tables

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Marble

19th Century French Table, 2 Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century French table, 2 drawers. Please note this Item is an antique and is one of a kind.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Walnut

  • 19th Century French Table, 2 Drawers
  • 19th Century French Table, 2 Drawers
  • 19th Century French Table, 2 Drawers
  • 19th Century French Table, 2 Drawers
H 28 in. W 33 in. D 22.5 in.
Large Louis XV Style Giltwood Console Table, 19th Century with Marble Top
Located in Houston, TX
Monumental Louis XV console table, heavily carved and a lovely pierced apron, Rising on cabriole kegs with stretcher, ending in scroll feet. Beautiful Gilt patina, gilt gesso over ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Console Tables

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Marble

1840s French Louis-Philippe Period Burl Console with One Drawer and Marble Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
A mid-19th century French burl walnut Louis-Philippe console table with a rectangular variegated grey marble top over a doucine bronze-mounted frieze drawer. Two bronze carved rosett...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Console Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Monumental Louis XV Style Giltwood Mirror Exquisite Details
Located in Stamford, CT
Monumental Louis XV style giltwood mirror. The pierced rocaille crest decorated with a stylized shell and winged animal surmounted by a crown, above a cartouche-form mirror plate sur...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Pier Mirrors and Console Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Antique Renaissance Revival Limed Oak Desk, Continental, Late 19th Century
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful library table, console table or a desk. It is freestanding or can be used against a wall. Beautifully carved and limed The piece has been re-limed to enhance the ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Renaissance Revival Console Tables

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Oak

19th Century French Console
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
19th century French Empire walnut and marble top console having a single drawer fitted below the marble, the top raised on scroll supports and a simple plinth base, circa 1840.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Empire Console Tables

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Marble

  • 19th Century French Console
  • 19th Century French Console
  • 19th Century French Console
  • 19th Century French Console
H 35.5 in. W 45.5 in. D 19.5 in.
French 19th Century Console Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very charming Arte Populaire console table from the South of France constructed from painted pine. Wonderful patina.
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Antique 19th Century French Console Tables

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Pine

  • French 19th Century Console Table
  • French 19th Century Console Table
  • French 19th Century Console Table
  • French 19th Century Console Table
H 27.38 in. W 57.63 in. D 15.38 in.
19th Century French Empire Console
Located in Dallas, TX
Excellent 19th century French Empire mahogany console. Having attractive gilt mounts and trim, mirrored back, and lovely Sienna marble top. Nice clean lines to suit a variety of de...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Console Tables

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Mahogany

  • 19th Century French Empire Console
  • 19th Century French Empire Console
  • 19th Century French Empire Console
  • 19th Century French Empire Console
H 33.5 in. W 46 in. D 14 in.
19th Century French Painted Console
Located in Dallas, TX
Wonderful French carved wood, painted console and marble top. Having rosette carvings across apron, scrolled knees and swag, and curved stretcher with urn.
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Antique 19th Century French Console Tables

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Marble

  • 19th Century French Painted Console
  • 19th Century French Painted Console
  • 19th Century French Painted Console
  • 19th Century French Painted Console
H 32 in. W 38 in. D 20 in.
19th Century French Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
An incredible ornamental yet not ostentatious 19th century French Louis XVI-style unfinished oak console table with a scalloped apron, exaggerated and sexy tapered cabriole legs, and...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Marble

  • 19th Century French Console Table
  • 19th Century French Console Table
  • 19th Century French Console Table
  • 19th Century French Console Table
H 26.26 in. W 41.5 in. D 22.25 in.
French 19th Century Console Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very handsome later 19th-early 20th century console table in painted pine wood. Very attractive Minimalist lines.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Console Tables

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Pine

  • French 19th Century Console Table
  • French 19th Century Console Table
  • French 19th Century Console Table
  • French 19th Century Console Table
H 30.5 in. W 100 in. D 28.25 in.
19th Century French Empire Console Table
Located in High Point, NC
19th century French Empire console table with a marble top supported on a tapered pedestal base made from mahogany with gorgeous graining. The central pedestal is supported on four l...
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Antique 19th Century French Console Tables

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Marble

  • 19th Century French Empire Console Table
  • 19th Century French Empire Console Table
  • 19th Century French Empire Console Table
  • 19th Century French Empire Console Table
H 30.63 in. W 42.25 in. D 21.25 in.
French 19th Century Work Table Console
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This wonderful workbench was created with a thick, beech work surface with breadboard ends. The whole rests on a pine base with square legs and a stretcher shelf of tongue and groove...
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Antique 19th Century French Other Console Tables

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Pine

  • French 19th Century Work Table Console
  • French 19th Century Work Table Console
  • French 19th Century Work Table Console
  • French 19th Century Work Table Console
H 30.75 in. W 91.63 in. D 19.88 in.
19th Century French Louis XV Console
Located in Dallas, TX
Impressive large-scale French Louis XV hand carved giltwood console with original serpentine Villefranche de Conflent marble top. Having gorgeous and elaborate carvings of floral and...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Marble

  • 19th Century French Louis XV Console
  • 19th Century French Louis XV Console
  • 19th Century French Louis XV Console
  • 19th Century French Louis XV Console
H 39 in. W 82 in. D 27 in.
Empire Console Table, France, 19th Century
Located in Belmont, MA
Elegant Empire console table, France 19th century, mahogany veneer with original fittings and cream colored marble top. Perfect piece of furniture for a spacious entry way.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Console Tables

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Mahogany

  • Empire Console Table, France, 19th Century
  • Empire Console Table, France, 19th Century
  • Empire Console Table, France, 19th Century
  • Empire Console Table, France, 19th Century
H 39.38 in. W 53.15 in. D 21.66 in.
19th Century French Pine Console Table
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Lovely French country pine console or work table featuring a distressed finish and supported by delicate turned legs. Stabile and solid this diverse table could also be a diminutive ...
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Antique 19th Century French Rustic Console Tables

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Pine

  • 19th Century French Pine Console Table
  • 19th Century French Pine Console Table
  • 19th Century French Pine Console Table
  • 19th Century French Pine Console Table
H 27 in. W 36 in. D 17 in.
French 19th Century Empire Mahogany Console
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A French 19th century mahogany console with Empirical style and marble top. The gray marble top is in wonderful antique condition, with the front and sides being finished. The apron ...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Console Tables

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Marble

19th Century French Pair of Consoles
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century French pair of consoles.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Directoire Console Tables

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Mahogany

  • 19th Century French Pair of Consoles
  • 19th Century French Pair of Consoles
  • 19th Century French Pair of Consoles
  • 19th Century French Pair of Consoles
H 29.75 in. W 57.5 in. D 23.25 in.
French Primitive Mid-19th Century Console
Located in Atlanta, GA
A charming primitive mid-19th century from the Ardeche region of France. Soundly constructed from naturally washed poplar and oak with splayed legs. The base of the table is not symm...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Console Tables

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Wood

  • French Primitive Mid-19th Century Console
  • French Primitive Mid-19th Century Console
  • French Primitive Mid-19th Century Console
  • French Primitive Mid-19th Century Console
H 29.88 in. W 63.38 in. D 21 in.
19th Century French Carved Console Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Add instant elegance to any interior with this gorgeous 19th century French lacquered wood console table with a particularly fine heavily veined marble top. The base all hand-carved ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Console Tables

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Marble

19th Century French Louis XVI Console
Located in Dallas, TX
Splendid silver gilt French Louis XVI console with Gris Sainte-Anne belge marble top. Having lustrous silver gilt finish, guilloche motif across frieze with ribbon and foliate carvin...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Marble

  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Console
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Console
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Console
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Console
H 33 in. W 58 in. D 26 in.
19th Century French Louis XVI Console
Located in Dallas, TX
Charming late 19th century French Louis XVI painted console.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Marble

  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Console
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Console
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Console
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Console
H 29 in. W 31.5 in. D 18 in.
19th Century French Giltwood Console Table
Located in Charleston, SC
19th century French giltwood console table with open work cartridge and shaped white marble top raised on ritchy carved cabriole legs.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Marble

  • 19th Century French Giltwood Console Table
  • 19th Century French Giltwood Console Table
  • 19th Century French Giltwood Console Table
  • 19th Century French Giltwood Console Table
H 34 in. W 32 in. D 14.50 in.
19th Century French Painted Console
Located in Dallas, TX
Splendid, 19th century French console table with superb quality shaped butterscotch marble top above a painted base with a carved rosette frieze. The entire on finely carved and cont...
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Antique 1880s French Console Tables

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Marble

  • 19th Century French Painted Console
  • 19th Century French Painted Console
  • 19th Century French Painted Console
  • 19th Century French Painted Console
H 32 in. W 38 in. D 20 in.
19th Century French Console or Serving Table
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn5023 fine quality and very attractive XIXth century D shaped console table or serving table in mahogany, having original brass gallery to the edge and a white veined marble top abo...
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Console Tables

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Mahogany

  • 19th Century French Console or Serving Table
  • 19th Century French Console or Serving Table
  • 19th Century French Console or Serving Table
  • 19th Century French Console or Serving Table
H 33.47 in. W 44.89 in. D 17.33 in.
19th Century French Wrought Iron Console Tables
Located in South Hamilton, MA
19th century French wrought iron console tables decorated with garlands and swags of floral decoration and original slate tops.
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Antique 19th Century French Console Tables

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Slate

  • 19th Century French Wrought Iron Console Tables
  • 19th Century French Wrought Iron Console Tables
  • 19th Century French Wrought Iron Console Tables
  • 19th Century French Wrought Iron Console Tables
H 50 in. W 37.75 in. D 21.75 in.
Late 19th Century French Hand Carved Console
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
Hand carved wood console with gilded and glazed finish.   
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Antique 19th Century French Console Tables

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Wood

19th Century French Louis XV Giltwood Console
Located in Dallas, TX
Fantastic 19th century French Louis XV giltwood console with lovely Griotte rouge de Belgique marble top. Having beautifully carved frieze accented in acanthus leaf motif, a lustrous...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Marble

Fine 19th Century French Regence Style Console
Located in Dallas, TX
Exceptionally fine 19th century French Regence Style giltwood console with Breche du Benou jaune marble top. Having exquisitely carved frieze with mask and acanthus leaf motif, detai...
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Antique 19th Century French Console Tables

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Marble

French 19th Century Charles X Period Mahogany Console
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive French 19th century Charles X period mahogany console. The console is raised on tapered feet with a bottom tier decorated with a maple inlay border. Above are two b...
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Antique 19th Century French Charles X Console Tables

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Carrara Marble

French 19th Century Empire Style Console Table
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This is a small but stately mahogany console and marble top. The earthy, beige marble top is antique but is new to this piece. The base and top were recently married. The marble sits...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Console Tables

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Marble

  • French 19th Century Empire Style Console Table
  • French 19th Century Empire Style Console Table
  • French 19th Century Empire Style Console Table
  • French 19th Century Empire Style Console Table
H 34.13 in. W 28 in. D 13.5 in.
French 19th Century First Empire Period Console
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An outstanding French 19th century first Empire period flamed mahogany, ormolu and fossilized stone console. The freestanding console is raised by fine bun feet and a beautiful botto...
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Antique 19th Century French Console Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

  • French 19th Century First Empire Period Console
  • French 19th Century First Empire Period Console
  • French 19th Century First Empire Period Console
  • French 19th Century First Empire Period Console
H 38.75 in. W 52.75 in. D 22.75 in.
French 19th Century Mahogany Empire-Style Console
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A beautiful marble top French Empire mahogany console. The black marble top is in wonderful antique condition. This console is very handsome, with two curved and scrolled front legs ...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Console Tables

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Mahogany

  • French 19th Century Mahogany Empire-Style Console
  • French 19th Century Mahogany Empire-Style Console
  • French 19th Century Mahogany Empire-Style Console
  • French 19th Century Mahogany Empire-Style Console
H 35.25 in. W 37.13 in. D 15.5 in.
19th Century Provincial French Walnut Console Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This is a very fine early 1800s French walnut console table in very good condition with the original patina sitting on cabriole legs. There is a single drawer to the front with dove...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Console Tables

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Walnut

Late 19th Century French Hand Carved Console
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
Hand carved wood console with gilded and glazed finish.      
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Antique 19th Century French Console Tables

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Wood

French 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Console
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This lovely Louis XVI-style green painted and parcel-gilt marble-top console table is from France and features a green marble top which rests on an apron trimmed with individual gilt...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Marble

  • French 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Console
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Console
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Console
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Console
H 32 in. W 56.25 in. D 22.25 in.
Pair of 19th Century French Console Tables
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A lovely pair of carved and painted mid-19th century French wall mounted console tables with faux marble tops.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

  • Pair of 19th Century French Console Tables
  • Pair of 19th Century French Console Tables
  • Pair of 19th Century French Console Tables
  • Pair of 19th Century French Console Tables
H 28.5 in. W 52 in. D 16.5 in.
French 19th Century Mahogany Restauration Style Console
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This gorgeous marble-top console was made in France, circa mid-19th century. The black marble top has rounded front corners and is original to the console. Below the marble, a hidden...
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Antique 19th Century French Restauration Console Tables

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Mahogany

19th Century French Work Bench Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful 19th century French work bench with a fantastic rustic form and the perfect size for use as a console or sofa table. Tons of personality!
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Antique 19th Century French Rustic Console Tables

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Wood

  • 19th Century French Work Bench Console Table
  • 19th Century French Work Bench Console Table
  • 19th Century French Work Bench Console Table
  • 19th Century French Work Bench Console Table
H 28.5 in. W 68.5 in. D 14.4 in.
19th Century French Wooden Carved Console Table
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Aan elegant and compact console table. The base is completely sculpted out of wood, gilded and later it finished with a mix of wax and paint. Wood carvings of rocaille and fruit .The...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Rococo Console Tables

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Carrara Marble

  • 19th Century  French Wooden Carved Console Table
  • 19th Century  French Wooden Carved Console Table
  • 19th Century  French Wooden Carved Console Table
  • 19th Century  French Wooden Carved Console Table
H 35.44 in. W 29.93 in. D 13.78 in.
19th c. French Convertible Console
Located in New York, NY
Dating to the mid-1800's, this Louis XVI style console table is composed of mahogany and features a D-shaped flip top with bronze trim at its edge and each of its six legs. The piece...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Bronze

  • 19th c. French Convertible Console
  • 19th c. French Convertible Console
  • 19th c. French Convertible Console
  • 19th c. French Convertible Console
H 28.5 in. W 51 in. D 25 in.
Beautiful 19th Century Antique French Walnut Console
Located in CH
A beautiful 19th century antique French walnut console. This piece works double duty as a console with two tiers of shelving flanked by two supports that gracefully curve. There is a...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

Materials

Marble

19th Century French Neoclassical Console, Étagère
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French neoclassical console ~ étagère is the perfect selection for placement in a niche, office, or to complement an otherwise mostly-furnished room. Providing three sur...
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Antique 1870s French Renaissance Revival Console Tables

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Oak

19th Century French Console Table or Jardinière
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality 19th century French Kingwood jardinière, having gilded ormolu mounts and swags, Sevres style porcelain plaques and raised on elegant scrolling cabriole legs.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Ormolu

  • 19th Century French Console Table or Jardinière
  • 19th Century French Console Table or Jardinière
  • 19th Century French Console Table or Jardinière
  • 19th Century French Console Table or Jardinière
H 31.89 in. W 32.68 in. D 15.75 in.
French Empire Style '19th-20th Century Console Table
Located in New York, NY
French Empire style (19th-20th century) mahogany console table with a stretcher and gilt bronze trim with a green rectangular marble top.  
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Console Tables

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Marble, Bronze

19th Century French Empire Console Table
Located in Martlesham, GB
Early 19th century French Empire mahogany console table with a dark grey marble top with white speckles, with a oak lined frieze drawer with original brass turned knobs, with brass m...
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Antique 1820s French Empire Console Tables

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Marble

French Mid-19th Century Neoclassical Style Giltwood Console
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome French mid-19th century neoclassical St. giltwood console. The console is raised on a solid platform base with the original mirror back plate. The frieze is decorated with...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Console Tables

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Mirror, Giltwood

French 19th Century Neoclassical Style Mahogany Demilune Console
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A unique and extremely elegant French 19th century neoclassical style mahogany and ebony demilune console. The freestanding console is raised by a bottom tier with concave front and ...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Console Tables

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Ormolu

19th Century French Carved Console with Mirrored Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century French carved console standing on two cabriole legs that end in paw style feet. The finish is distressed with remnants of gold leaf throughout. Antique mirrored top.
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Console Tables

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Mirror, Wood, Giltwood

19th Century French Console Table with Marble Top
Located in High Point, NC
19th century French marble topped console table made from walnut. The top is black marble, which is removable and rests upon a solid walnut base. The table base is wonderfully hand c...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Console Tables

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Marble

19th Century Pair of French Louis XVI Consoles
Located in Dallas, TX
Delightful 19th century pair of French Louis XVI carved and painted consoles. Having wonderfully carved frames with reticulated aprons, swag, urn and floral stretchers, fluted tapere...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

Pair of 19th Century French Carved Wall Consoles
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of early 19th century French carved wall consoles with garland and figural motif. The paint is not original.
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Antique 19th Century French Console Tables

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Hardwood

French 19th Century Mahogany and Marble Restauration Console
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A darling petite console table in carved and book matched veneer mahogany. Original fossil black marble with rounded front corners sits on top. See the detailed photos to further exp...
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Antique 19th Century French Restauration Console Tables

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Marble

French Bronze Mounted Faux Painted Consoles, 19th Century
Located in Cypress, CA
Unique pair of 19th century French gilt bronze-mounted four-legged black consoles. The faux porphyry painted tops over painted frieze flanked by large gilt bronze figures supported b...
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Antique 19th Century French Console Tables

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Bronze

Wrought Iron and Marble Console, France, 19th Century
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Rare, lovely quality, heavy wrought iron console table with original marble top. The base features large cabriole legs adorned with curlicue details, and ending in elegant scrolled f...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Console Tables

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Marble, Wrought Iron

19th Century French Rococo Style White Console Table
Located in New York, NY
A French 19th century console table after the Rococo style with a purple marble top. The base is painted in white with gilt accents and stands on curved legs atop a marble piece. The...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Marble

19th Century French Console Table with Marble Top
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
19th century French ebonised console table with gilded paw feet and beautiful marble top.
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Antique 19th Century French Console Tables

Materials

Marble

  • 19th Century French Console Table with Marble Top
  • 19th Century French Console Table with Marble Top
  • 19th Century French Console Table with Marble Top
  • 19th Century French Console Table with Marble Top
H 35.44 in. W 37.8 in. D 22.05 in.
19th Century French Giltwood Console with Marble Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century French giltwood carved console with Carrara marble top. The console stands on four cabriole legs. Fine carved details can be seen throughout the piece.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble

19th Century Mahogany Console Table
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn4679 Fine quality French hall table in mahogany, having marble top above flamed mahogany, satinwood string inlaid drawer fitted with original working lock and a key, raised on S sh...
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Antique 19th Century French Console Tables

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Mahogany

  • 19th Century Mahogany Console Table
  • 19th Century Mahogany Console Table
  • 19th Century Mahogany Console Table
  • 19th Century Mahogany Console Table
H 86 in. W 84 in. D 43 in.
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French Console 19th Century For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the French console 19th century you’re looking for. Each French console 19th century for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, stone and marble. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer French console 19th century, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A French console 19th century made by Louis XVI designers — as well as those associated with Louis XV — is very popular. A well-made French console 19th century has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by J. B. Saunier, Jean-Christophe Fischer and François Linke are consistently popular.

How Much is a French Console 19th Century?

Prices for a French console 19th century can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $596 and can go as high as $285,000, while the average can fetch as much as $6,450.

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.