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French 18th Century Louis XVI Console Table with Hand Carved, Parcel-Gilt Décor
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XVI period hand carved and parcel-gilt wooden console table from the late 18th century, with new custom-made limestone top and tapered legs. Born in France during the ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Limestone

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

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

Louis XVI Style Gilt Decorated Wall or Console Mirror
Located in Stamford, CT
Finely carved and gilt decorated wall or console mirror this made in France Mirror is done in the Louis XVI Fashion having carvings of fruit and the like with scrolls decorating the ...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Pier Mirrors and Console Mirrors

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Wood

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.
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

Center Table or Console Louis XVI Jansen Style Stunning Marble Top Gilt Base
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Stamped Jansen center table having a gilt base and fine pink, grey and white veined marble-top. The top having been professionally repaired. The Louis XVI style center table having b...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Center Tables

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Marble

Console by Louis Katona, France, circa 1925
By Louis Katona
Located in New York, NY
Chromed metal console, the upper part supporting a portor marble top with an openwork wrought iron panel mounted directly below. The feet rest on two marble blocks. Signed “L Katona....
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Marble, Iron

  • Console by Louis Katona, France, circa 1925
  • Console by Louis Katona, France, circa 1925
  • Console by Louis Katona, France, circa 1925
  • Console by Louis Katona, France, circa 1925
H 27 in. W 47.25 in. D 11.75 in.
French Louis XVI Walnut Console
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful French Louis XVI three-drawer console. Having wonderful carved walnut detailing, thick Rose de Brignoles marble top, and lovely designed stretcher. A great quality piece th...
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Vintage 1930s French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Marble

  • French Louis XVI Walnut Console
  • French Louis XVI Walnut Console
  • French Louis XVI Walnut Console
  • French Louis XVI Walnut Console
H 37.5 in. W 83.5 in. D 23.5 in.
French Louis XVI Carved Console
Located in Dallas, TX
Fine quality 19th century French marble-top console table with a carved and pierce apron draped with festoon swags. The entire on classic Louis XVI fluted legs accented with garland ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Wood

French Louis XVI Carved Console
H 36 in. W 41 in. D 18.5 in.
French Louis XVI Console Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
French Louis XVI style provincial carved console table with rustic oak veneers, the oval molded edge top with a carved ribbon apron with six turned and tapered legs joined by a trefo...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Louis XVI Console Tables

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Wood

  • French Louis XVI Console Table
  • French Louis XVI Console Table
  • French Louis XVI Console Table
  • French Louis XVI Console Table
H 33.25 in. W 54 in. D 17 in.
Pair of French Art Nouveau Bracket Console Tables, by Louis Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Nouveau mahogany bracket console tables with a floral carved apron supported on a single leg with "D" shaped yellow marble top (signed with label: LOUIS MAJORELLE)...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Console Tables

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Marble

Louis XVI Style French Console Table
Located in Austin, TX
Louis XVI style French console table in the Louis XVI style made of mahogany and finished with gilt brass details throughout. This piece is ebonized and has a hand-rubbed French poli...
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Vintage 1910s French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Brass

  • Louis XVI Style French Console Table
  • Louis XVI Style French Console Table
  • Louis XVI Style French Console Table
  • Louis XVI Style French Console Table
H 34.75 in. W 38 in. D 15 in.
A French Provencal Louis XV Style Console
Located in New York, NY
A French Provencal Louis XV style console with serpentine-shaped apron and faux-marble painted wooden top with ogee edge, supposed by 4 hooved cabirole legs.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

  • A French Provencal Louis XV Style Console
  • A French Provencal Louis XV Style Console
  • A French Provencal Louis XV Style Console
  • A French Provencal Louis XV Style Console
H 32.5 in. W 56.5 in. D 23 in.
French Louis XVI Style Console Table
Located in Barntrup, DE
This elegant Louis XVI style console table is made of walnut wood. The table is supported by four tapered, fluted and carved legs so it does not have to be attached to the wall and c...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Walnut

  • French Louis XVI Style Console Table
  • French Louis XVI Style Console Table
  • French Louis XVI Style Console Table
  • French Louis XVI Style Console Table
H 35.04 in. W 38.59 in. D 15.75 in.
French Louis XV Style Console Table
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style walnut and gilt trimmed console table with shell stretcher, 19th century.  
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Walnut

  • French Louis XV Style Console Table
  • French Louis XV Style Console Table
  • French Louis XV Style Console Table
  • French Louis XV Style Console Table
H 35.5 in. W 44.75 in. D 19.25 in.
French Louis XV Style Iron Console
Located in Winter Park, FL
A French Louis XV style iron console with original verdigris painted patina and polished marble-top. More photos available upon request. We have a large selection of French antiques ...
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20th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Marble, Iron

  • French Louis XV Style Iron Console
  • French Louis XV Style Iron Console
  • French Louis XV Style Iron Console
  • French Louis XV Style Iron Console
H 32.25 in. W 30.5 in. D 12.75 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.
Antique French Louis XVI Silver Gilt Console
Located in Dallas, TX
Superb 19th century French Louis XVI style silver gilt carved wood console table with a fine quality shaped marble top. The frieze nicely carved and centred by leaf accents. The ...
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Antique 1860s French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Marble

French Louis XVI Style Console Marble Top
Located in Paris, FR
French Louis XVI style console topped with a white Carrara marble decorated by a gilt brass openwork gallery. A wooden lower shelf between legs finished with golden bronze clogs. P...
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Late 20th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Carrara Marble

  • French Louis XVI Style Console Marble Top
  • French Louis XVI Style Console Marble Top
  • French Louis XVI Style Console Marble Top
  • French Louis XVI Style Console Marble Top
H 33.47 in. W 31.5 in. D 13.39 in.
French Louis XVI Style Console Marble Top
Located in Paris, FR
French Louis XVI style console made of mahogany topped with a white Carrara marble decorated by a gilt brass openwork gallery. Also for the lower shelf. One front drawer, fluted leg...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Carrara Marble

  • French Louis XVI Style Console Marble Top
  • French Louis XVI Style Console Marble Top
  • French Louis XVI Style Console Marble Top
  • French Louis XVI Style Console Marble Top
H 34.65 in. W 39.77 in. D 11.42 in.
Louis XV Style Big Console Table, France
Located in Paris, FR
Big size elegant golden wood console table in Louis XV style. France 20th century.   
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20th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Wood

  • Louis XV Style Big Console Table, France
  • Louis XV Style Big Console Table, France
  • Louis XV Style Big Console Table, France
  • Louis XV Style Big Console Table, France
H 34.65 in. W 55.12 in. D 16.93 in.
French Sculpted Wood Louis XIV Style Console
Located in New York, NY
An antique Louis XIV style console table in untreated wood. Sculpted with faces, scroll work, architectural elements, dolphins, acanthus leaves and other flora. The table top is made...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XIV 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.
French Louis XVI Console with Marble Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
French Louis XVI period carved and painted console. Features four columns and a white and grey marble top.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Marble

  • French Louis XVI Console with Marble Top
  • French Louis XVI Console with Marble Top
  • French Louis XVI Console with Marble Top
  • French Louis XVI Console with Marble Top
H 38 in. W 54.25 in. D 16.75 in.
French Louis XV Style Carved Console Table
Located in Vista, CA
French Louis XV style marble top carved console table, 20th century, the shaped tan figured bowfront marble above a highly carved pierced skirt, on serpentine legs and scrolled toes ...
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20th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Marble

  • French Louis XV Style Carved Console Table
  • French Louis XV Style Carved Console Table
  • French Louis XV Style Carved Console Table
  • French Louis XV Style Carved Console Table
H 32.25 in. W 49.50 in. D 18.25 in.
Country French Louis XV Marble Top Console
Located in Winter Park, FL
An 18th century Louis XV console table made of oak with one dovetailed drawer. The original shaped marble top is 1-1/4 inches thick and has a dark pink color with seashell fossil imp...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Griotte Marble

  • Country French Louis XV Marble Top Console
  • Country French Louis XV Marble Top Console
  • Country French Louis XV Marble Top Console
  • Country French Louis XV Marble Top Console
H 30.5 in. W 35 in. D 19.5 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.
Monumental French Louis XVI Style Console, 1950s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Paris, FR
Though this console was made during the 1950s, it’s not only its style that’s of the Louis XVI period in furniture making its quality construction would make it fit in among antiques...
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Brass

  • Monumental French Louis XVI Style Console, 1950s
  • Monumental French Louis XVI Style Console, 1950s
  • Monumental French Louis XVI Style Console, 1950s
  • Monumental French Louis XVI Style Console, 1950s
H 34.26 in. W 98.43 in. D 25.99 in.
Antique French Louis XVI Style Neoclassical Console Table
Located in Houston, TX
French Louis XVI style freestanding neoclassical console table or sofa table with three drawers, fluted legs and a mirrored top, circa 1920. This stunning antique French neoclassical...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Mirror, 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

A Pair of French Louis XV Manner Console Tables
Located in London, GB
A fine pair of console tables in the Louis XV Manner Constructed in carved and gilded wood; rising from four swept and scrolled legs adorned with acanthus designs, and dressed with ...
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Antique 1870s French Louis XV Console Tables

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Carrara Marble

French Painted Louis XV Style Console
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French heavily carved Louis XV style console painted in an antique white coloration with gold gilt highlights throughout. The console stands on four cabriole legs that end in ram's h...
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Mid-20th Century French Rococo Console Tables

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Giltwood, Paint

  • French Painted Louis XV Style Console
  • French Painted Louis XV Style Console
  • French Painted Louis XV Style Console
  • French Painted Louis XV Style Console
H 35 in. W 21 in. D 66 in.
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.
18th French Gilt Carved Louis XV Console
Located in Dallas, TX
18th century French Louis XV carved console with the original water gilding. Finely detailed with elaborate carving and a large cherub on the stretcher base. The original Rosso marbl...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Giltwood

French Louis XVI Style Console with Marble Surface
Located in Buchanan, NY
Early 20th century, Louis XVI style painted console with original marble (marble to be polished) France, circa 1910.
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Vintage 1910s French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Marble

French Louis XVI Style Console with Marble Surface
Located in Buchanan, NY
Early 20th century, Louis XVI style painted console with original marble (marble to be polished) France, circa 1910.
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Vintage 1910s French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Marble

Louis Süe et André Mare, Large-scale Gilt Console Table, France, C. 1920
By Andre Mare, Louis Sue
Located in New York, NY
One of a pair commissioned by Jean Patou for his Paris maison de couture. Please note that our console retains its original traditional water gilding, creating an effect which is pa...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Console Tables

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Leather, Wood

French Louis XVI Style Console Table/Games Table
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French Louis XVI style console table/games table Versatile console table, top flips open and becomes a felt-topped games table, with secret compartment pull-out storage section. Bro...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Bronze

French Louis XV Style 'Modern' Giltwood Console Table
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (modern) giltwood console on cabriole leg with carved floral stretcher and marble top.  
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20th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Marble

French Louis XV Walnut Console with Marble Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Louis XV walnut console table with marble top. carved shaped apron with drawer and cabriole feet.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Marble

French Louis XV Style Console Table and Mirror
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (19th century) bleached console table and mirror with painted panel and green marble top.  
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Marble

  • French Louis XV Style Console Table and Mirror
  • French Louis XV Style Console Table and Mirror
  • French Louis XV Style Console Table and Mirror
  • French Louis XV Style Console Table and Mirror
H 105 in. W 29.5 in. D 15.5 in.
French 18th Century Louis XV Console Table
Located in Charleston, SC
Beautifully carved, gilded and painted wood console table with a gorgeous marble top. It shows curved lined and sinuous movement with great wood carving of stylized doré foliages, r...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XV Console Tables

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Marble

  • French 18th Century Louis XV Console Table
  • French 18th Century Louis XV Console Table
  • French 18th Century Louis XV Console Table
  • French 18th Century Louis XV Console Table
H 33 in. W 43 in. D 17.5 in.
Louis XV French Console Table with Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautiful Louis XV French 18th century giltwood console table with marble top. Heavily carved and pierced front apron. Two carved front legs curving into a carved shell motif. The ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Marble

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Console Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI style ‘19th century’ mahogany and satinwood console tables with bronze doré heron supports and mirrored back panel with white marble tops. Signed SAUNIER.    
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Marble, Bronze

French 18th Century Louis XV Period Patinated Console
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wonderful French 18th century Louis XV period patinated console. The free standing table is raised by cabriole legs with reeded hoof like square sabots and gloriously beveled medal...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Marble

Monumental Maison Jansen French Louis XVI Style Console, 1950s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Paris, FR
Though this console is stamped Maison Jansen and was made during the 1950s, it’s not only its style that’s of the Louis XVI period in furniture making its quality construction would ...
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Brass

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

19th Century French Louis XIV Stripped Oak Console
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Louis XIV stripped oak console features a single elaborately scrolled and hand carved leg and a diminutive size making it perfect for that special niche or cove. ...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XIV Console Tables

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Oak

Pair of 19th c. French Provincial Louis XV Consoles
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Provincial Louis XV style stripped oak console tables with serpentine green marble tops above floral carved aprons and four cabriole legs with hoof feet.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Marble

French 1940s "Louis XVI Style" Two-Tier Console Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
French 1940s (Louis XVI style) ebonized and bronze trimmed two-tier console table with two drawers and four tapered round legs connected with a shelf and an inset gold glass top (sta...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Glass, Wood

French Louis XVI Style Giltwood Console Table with Swags
Located in Charleston, SC
A stunning Louis XVI style gilded wood console table with nicely-carved neoclassical details, including a pierced apron, wreath and swags of rose garlands, tapered fluted legs, circa...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Marble

French Louis XVI Walnut Console with Gray Marble Top
Located in New Orleans, LA
Unusual French Louis XVI Console Table with Swag motif across the front and sides all culminating in a cartouche in the center with a shaped gray marble top. The form is unusual as...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Marble

French Louis XVI Style Walnut Marble Trimmed Console Table
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Carved walnut French Louis XVI style painted console table with marble trim that runs around the table top.
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Late 20th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Marble

Pair of French 1940s, Louis XVI Style Console Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French 1940s (Louis XVI style) ebonized demilune shaped console tables with bronze trim and resting on 4 square tapered legs (att: JANSEN). Maison Jansen was a Paris-based i...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Bronze

18th French Louis XV Giltwood Teardrop Table Console
Located in IT
18th French Louis XV giltwood teardrop table console This small console d'applique, was made in France in the 18th century, Louis XV. The richly carved and gilded wooden structure...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Marble

19th Century French Louis XIV Marble-Top Console
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Louis XIV marble-top console is a study in grandeur, with elaborately sculpted legs, stretchers and apron rendered in the Baroque style of which the Sun King was ...
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Antique 1870s French Louis XIV Console Tables

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Marble

Louis XV Style Console
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic wall console dates to the late 18th to early 19th century and has been professionally restored. The piece was acquired from a Palm Beach estate. Note: We have...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Marble

  •  Louis XV Style Console
  •  Louis XV Style Console
  •  Louis XV Style Console
  •  Louis XV Style Console
H 30.75 in. W 30.50 in. D 16.75 in.
Antique Louis XV Style French Carved Console Wall Table
Located in Brea, CA
Antique Louis XV style French carved console wall table circa 19th-early 20th century, stripped down to the natural wood with a white wash pickled effect. The top is removable, but...
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20th Century European Louis XV Console Tables

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Wood

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Console Gilded Wood
Located in Berlin, DE
A stunning Louis XVI style gilded wood console table with nicely-carved neoclassical details, including wreath and tapered fluted legs, circa 1900. Console table has a White Marble t...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Console Tables

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Wood

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French Louis Console For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the French louis console you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, stone and marble, every French louis console was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a French louis console, we have 512 options in-stock, while there are 4 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect French louis console — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right French louis console, those designed in Louis XVI, Louis XV and Rococo styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one French louis console that is appealing in its simplicity, but Maison Jansen, Baker Furniture Company and La Maison London produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a French Louis Console?

A French louis console can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $6,829, while the lowest priced sells for $760 and the highest can go for as much as $285,000.

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.