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By Cipriani Homood
Located in Milan, IT
Simple, clean lines make this console table the perfect addition to compliment the decor in your contemporary style home. With a marble top, 2 drawers featuring an engraved design an...
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2010s Italian Console Tables

Materials

Marble, Metal

  • Console Table
  • Console Table
  • Console Table
  • Console Table
H 33.08 in. W 59.45 in. D 15.75 in.
Geometric Console Table in Mirror Polished Steel - "Stellar" by Jake Phipps
By Jake Phipps
Located in Richmond, North Yorkshire
Part of the award-winning Stellar collection - the Stellar console table is inspired by the precious qualities of naturally forming amethyst geodes and machine cut diamonds. The larg...
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2010s British Modern Console Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Geometric Console Table in Mirror Polished Steel, Stellar by Jake Phipps
By Jake Phipps
Located in Richmond, North Yorkshire
Part of the award-winning Stellar collection - the Stellar console table is inspired by the precious qualities of naturally forming amethyst geodes and machine cut diamonds. The larg...
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2010s British Modern Console Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

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

Materials

Limestone

Geometric Coffee Cocktail Table in Mirror Polished Steel, Stellar by Jake Phipps
By Jake Phipps
Located in Richmond, North Yorkshire
Part of the award-winning Stellar collection - the Stellar coffee / cocktail table is inspired by the precious qualities of naturally forming amethyst geodes and machine cut diamonds...
Category

2010s British Modern Console Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Gilded Demilune Console by Banci
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition console made by Banci in Florence, Italy. Gilded metal with a polished black marble top. Two can be placed back to back to create a stunning sculptural centre table....
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2010s Italian Modern Console Tables

Materials

Marble, Metal

  • Gilded Demilune Console by Banci
  • Gilded Demilune Console by Banci
  • Gilded Demilune Console by Banci
  • Gilded Demilune Console by Banci
H 31 in. W 33.25 in. D 17 in.
French Midcentury Brass and Reverse Painted Glass Console / Sofa Table, Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
Sober, French Mid-Century Modern neoclassical console attributed to Maison Baguès in solid brass with a smoked glass top partially reverse painted to form a wide rectangular band in ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Brass

Spanish Colonial Writing Table/Console, circa 18th-19th Century
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a superb example of a late 18th century or early 19th century Spanish Colonial, most probably Mexican, three-drawer writing desk. The mesquite (perhaps sabino) wood structure...
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Antique 1790s Mexican Spanish Colonial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Dunbar Nesting Console Tables
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic pair of nesting console tables by Dunbar. Both consoles can stand alone or be nestled into each other. Great modular set. Rare two tone wood color. Very modern with clean l...
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Vintage 1950s American Console Tables

Materials

Formica, Walnut

  • Dunbar Nesting Console Tables
  • Dunbar Nesting Console Tables
  • Dunbar Nesting Console Tables
  • Dunbar Nesting Console Tables
H 24 in. W 53.5 in. D 89 in.
Modern Double Lucite Console Table
Located in Greenwich, CT
This modern console table is hand built with clear Lucite to blend seamlessly into any space. The table features a top and bottom shelf for added decoration opportunities. Built ...
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2010s American Modern Console Tables

Materials

Lucite

  • Modern Double Lucite Console Table
  • Modern Double Lucite Console Table
  • Modern Double Lucite Console Table
  • Modern Double Lucite Console Table
H 35 in. W 14 in. D 48 in.
Amazing Silver Leaves and Macassar Console
Located in Miami, FL
Ebony Macassar. Fold is in silver leaves. Curved lines and moovmented shapes, very unique piece. High quality craftsmanship, Will fit in any entrance hall or large living room as a w...
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Early 2000s French Modern Console Tables

Materials

Gold, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

  • Amazing Silver Leaves and Macassar Console
  • Amazing Silver Leaves and Macassar Console
  • Amazing Silver Leaves and Macassar Console
  • Amazing Silver Leaves and Macassar Console
H 31.75 in. W 104 in. D 32 in.
Beautiful Art Nouveau Display Console Table
Located in Vienna, AT
Console display hardwood table with brass ornaments and glass top made in Germany, circa 1890. Original condition.   
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Antique 1890s German Art Nouveau Console Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Beautiful Art Nouveau Display Console Table
  • Beautiful Art Nouveau Display Console Table
  • Beautiful Art Nouveau Display Console Table
  • Beautiful Art Nouveau Display Console Table
H 28.75 in. W 18.51 in. D 15.36 in.
Karl Springer Python Console on Brass Base, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Striking console table designed and produced by Karl Springer in the mid-1970s. The top is covered in Python and the base is made of solid polished brass. Authentication by Tom Lange...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Brass

Pair of French Art Nouveau Walnut Console Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Nouveau walnut console tables with shaped tops and festoon designs. (PRICED AS Pair)
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Console Tables

Materials

Walnut

Mid-20th Century Iron Console with Glass Top
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century lacquered iron console with glass top.
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Vintage 1950s French Console Tables

Materials

Iron

Andrianna Shamaris Bleached Teak Wood Console or Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Natural organic formed bleached console or coffee table made from a hundred year old reclaimed teak wood root. Fabulous on both sides. Glass or Lucite can be added on the top section...
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2010s Organic Modern Console Tables

Materials

Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Italian Neo-Classic Style Gilt Marble Top Console Table
Located in New York, NY
Italian Neo-classic-style (18th Century) gilt demilune shaped console table with fluted tapered legs supporting a filigree apron with a fluted center panel under a black marble top.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Console Tables

Materials

Marble, Gold Leaf

Contemporary Low Slim Console in Marble and Powder-Coated Steel
By Casa Botelho
Located in London, GB
Cupid’s Roman counterpart, Eros was the Greek god of sexual attraction. The Eros collection blends strong, sleek lines with luxurious materials to create a new dimension in furnishin...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Console Tables

Materials

Marble, Steel

Lalique Crystal Seville Console or Demi-Lune or Side Table
By René Lalique
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Marc Lalique in 1947, the Seville crystal element illuminates all interiors. Its swirls of satin finished crystal create fascinating plays of light. In 1986, Marie-Claude...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Console Tables

Materials

Crystal

Artisan Console Table from Mirror Glass Neo Baroque, Italy, 1980
Located in Vienna, AT
Artisan console table from mirror glass neo Baroque, Italy, 1980. High quality Murano glass console table with bevelled rim. The base material is wood which has been covered in mirro...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Neoclassical Console Tables

Materials

Glass, Mirror, Wood

Davidson's Contemporary, "Montagu" Console, in High Gloss Dark Tinted Oak
By Davidson
Located in London, GB
A superb console finished in rich tones of dark tinted oak in high gloss with a luxurious brushed brass moulding. Perfect proportions create an eye-catching silhouette to complete...
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2010s British Modern Console Tables

Materials

Brass

Lalique Natural Ebony Console or Entryway Table with Crystal Roses Panel
By René Lalique
Located in New York, NY
Crafted in collaboration with designers Lady Tina Green and Pietro Mingarelli, the roses console table features the exquisitely crafted roses panel in natural ebony. Dimensions: H 3...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Console Tables

Materials

Crystal

Pair of Regency Style Brass Inlaid Rosewood Parcel-Gilt and Marble Consoles
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Regency style brass inlaid rosewood parcel-gilt and marble consoles. Each green marble rectangular top above an egg-and-dart-carved edge supported on an outspread winged ea...
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Mid-20th Century Federal Console Tables

Materials

Wood

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

Materials

Marble

Lalique Ivory Ash Console or Entryway Table with Masque de Femme Crystal Panel
By René Lalique
Located in New York, NY
The Masque de Femme panel created by René Lalique in 1935 to adorn a fountain embodies the imaginative power of its creator who was fascinated by women and nature. Both Classic and a...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Console Tables

Materials

Crystal

Mid Century Modern, Italian Large Desk, cons or entrance table by Roberto Poggi
Located in London, GB
Large desk, console or entrance table in walnut and mahogany. The legs are walnut and the top mahogany with a walnut banding. Designed by Roberto Poggi. This model did not go into ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Console Tables

Materials

Wood

Bespoke Brutalist Meets Japan Desk, Antique Hardwood Slab, by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
This table was commissioned by a business leader in Malaysia, for his wine cellar. The client selected a rare and antique hardwood slab from our collection. The top is at least a hun...
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2010s Thai Brutalist Console Tables

Materials

Hardwood, Reclaimed 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.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

Materials

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.
Bespoke Brutalist Meets Japan Desk, Antique Hardwood Slab, by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
In Stock from our gallery floor This is our very first 100% in-house designed and created Table, or desk, or console. While we are known for mounting our creations on sand-cast Bron...
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2010s Thai Brutalist Console Tables

Materials

Reclaimed Wood, Hardwood

Paper Table S, Console Table, in Polished Steel Finish by UMÉ Studio
By UMÉ Studio
Located in Oakland, CA
Where metal implies sturdiness, and calls for strong industrial motifs - the I/ the H, the beam / the cross, the Paper table is a play on our own sense of balance. It questions t...
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2010s American Minimalist Pedestals

Materials

Steel

Paper Table S, Console Table in Stained Black Steel Finish by UMÉ Studio
By UMÉ Studio
Located in Oakland, CA
Where metal implies sturdiness, and calls for strong industrial motifs, the I/ the H, the beam / the cross, the Paper Table is a play on our own sense of balance. It questions th...
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2010s American Minimalist Pedestals

Materials

Steel

Paper Table L, Console Table, in Stained Black Steel Finish by UMÉ Studio
By UMÉ Studio
Located in Oakland, CA
Where metal implies sturdiness, and calls for strong industrial motifs - the I/ the H, the beam / the cross, the Paper Table is a play on our own sense of balance. It questions t...
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2010s American Minimalist Pedestals

Materials

Steel

Upholstered Console Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Hollywood Regency style upholstered console table, circa 1960s. This striking grey satin faux leather sofa table is custom designed with decorative modified scalloped detailing.
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Console Tables

Materials

Faux Leather, Satin, Upholstery

  • Upholstered Console Table
  • Upholstered Console Table
  • Upholstered Console Table
  • Upholstered Console Table
H 29.25 in. W 48.25 in. D 16 in.
Charming Hand Painted Console
Located in Lábatlan, HU
Charming hand painted console.
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Vintage 1950s British Romantic Console Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Charming Hand Painted Console
  • Charming Hand Painted Console
  • Charming Hand Painted Console
  • Charming Hand Painted Console
H 25.99 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.39 in.
John Widdicomb Three-Drawer Console Table
By John Widdicomb
Located in New York, NY
John Widdicomb three-drawer console table, circa 1970s. Polished black lacquer top on bronzed base.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Console Tables

Materials

Bronze

Art Deco 1940s Hall or Console Table
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
1940s hall table, console, or display table. All in excellent condition with great, aged patina and very solid construction. Probably of Australian origin. Dimensions are approx. : 6...
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Vintage 1940s Australian Art Deco Console Tables

  • Art Deco 1940s Hall or Console Table
  • Art Deco 1940s Hall or Console Table
  • Art Deco 1940s Hall or Console Table
  • Art Deco 1940s Hall or Console Table
H 27.17 in. W 23.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Art Deco Style Console or Hall Table
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Art Deco console table in burl amboyna wood and 4 draws to a central column in rectangular form. The top has also a large stepped edge to the front and the 2 sides. The 4 draws, each...
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1990s German Art Deco Console Tables

  • Art Deco Style Console or Hall Table
  • Art Deco Style Console or Hall Table
  • Art Deco Style Console or Hall Table
  • Art Deco Style Console or Hall Table
H 34.65 in. W 47.25 in. D 15.75 in.
American Wrought Iron and Wood Base Dining Table or Bench, circa 1900s
Located in Chicago, IL
American wrought iron and wood base table or bench, circa 1900s.
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Antique 19th Century American Rustic Console Tables

Materials

Iron

Single Italian Modernist Console
Located in New York, NY
Italian modernist console table. Sycamore with original glass top, patinated brass sabots and single drawer.
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Vintage 1940s Modern Console Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Single Italian Modernist Console
  • Single Italian Modernist Console
  • Single Italian Modernist Console
  • Single Italian Modernist Console
H 29.75 in. W 44.25 in. D 17.5 in.
Laser Cut Steel Console
Located in New York, NY
An elegant modern console table finished with black epoxy paint. Pair available
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21st Century and Contemporary French Console Tables

Materials

Steel

  • Laser Cut Steel Console
  • Laser Cut Steel Console
  • Laser Cut Steel Console
  • Laser Cut Steel Console
H 35 in. W 46 in. D 11.8 in.
Caned Bamboo Console Table
Located in Miami, FL
A midcentury caned bamboo, entry hall console table. Handmade, with striking craftsmanship and inward curved sides.
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Vintage 1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Bamboo

  • Caned Bamboo Console Table
  • Caned Bamboo Console Table
  • Caned Bamboo Console Table
  • Caned Bamboo Console Table
H 29.5 in. W 64.0 in. D 16.5 in.
Art Deco Inlaid Console Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary art deco sofa table crafted out of wood in great condition this piece is eye-catching covered by bone-inlaid veneers and has a beautiful clear gloss finish. The cons...
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Vintage 1980s Unknown Art Deco Console Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Art Deco Inlaid Console Table
  • Art Deco Inlaid Console Table
  • Art Deco Inlaid Console Table
  • Art Deco Inlaid Console Table
H 33 in. W 44 in. D 16 in.
Dolce VITA Marble Console by Dooq
By DOOQ
Located in Geneve, CH
Dolce VITA marble console by Dooq. Measures: W 180 cm 71” D 50 cm 20” H 78 cm 31” Materials: Structure carved from one solid marble piece Dooq is a design company dedicated ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Console Tables

Materials

Marble

  • Dolce VITA Marble Console by Dooq
  • Dolce VITA Marble Console by Dooq
  • Dolce VITA Marble Console by Dooq
  • Dolce VITA Marble Console by Dooq
H 30.71 in. W 70.87 in. D 19.69 in.
Contemporary Hand-Sculpted Brass Console, Misaya
By Misaya
Located in Geneve, CH
Hand-sculpted brass console by Misaya Dimensions: 70 x 180 x 45 cm. Material: Hand-sculpted brass Sold without the glass top.          
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2010s Thai Post-Modern Console Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Contemporary Hand-Sculpted Brass Console, Misaya
  • Contemporary Hand-Sculpted Brass Console, Misaya
  • Contemporary Hand-Sculpted Brass Console, Misaya
  • Contemporary Hand-Sculpted Brass Console, Misaya
H 27.56 in. W 70.87 in. D 17.72 in.
Shagreen Embossed Edelman Leather Console
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Custom shagreen embossed Edelman leather console with hand forged patinated steel base. Customization is available in different sizes and leathers/fabrics.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Cut Steel

  • Shagreen Embossed Edelman Leather Console
  • Shagreen Embossed Edelman Leather Console
  • Shagreen Embossed Edelman Leather Console
  • Shagreen Embossed Edelman Leather Console
H 29.75 in. W 60 in. D 12 in.
Pair of Italian Grotto Console Tables
Located in Port Chester, NY
A pair of unusual Grotto console tables, with a rectangular flame veneered mahogany top on a branching coral cast metal support and shell form cast metal base. Dimensions: 48" W x 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Organic Modern Console Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Italian Grotto Console Tables
  • Pair of Italian Grotto Console Tables
  • Pair of Italian Grotto Console Tables
  • Pair of Italian Grotto Console Tables
H 32 in. W 48 in. D 17 in.
Slate Console Athlétique - Sculpted by Frederic Saulou
By Frederic Saulou
Located in Geneve, CH
Athlétique console Edition of 8 Frederic Saulou Materials: Tre´laze´ black slate - gray smoked glass. Total length : 110 cm x W 25 cm x 105 cm Base in slate : l 25 x L 18 x H 105 cm ...
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2010s French Modern Console Tables

Materials

Slate

Original Ocean Travertine Console by Clement Brazille
By Clément Brazille
Located in Geneve, CH
Original ocean travertine console by Clement Brazille Material : Ocean travertine stone Dimensions : 160 x 30 x 75 cm Signed and numbered by Clément Brazille. Other dimensions ...
Category

2010s French Modern Console Tables

Materials

Travertine

Hollywood Regency Iron Gold Gild Console Table
Located in New York, NY
Hollywood Regency iron gold gild console table.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Console Tables

Materials

Iron

Yellow Giraffe Modern Console Table with Granite Top Customizable
By &New
Located in Leicester, GB
This Giraffe console table is made with a yellow powder-coated steel frame and a natural granite stone top. This luxury console has been designed to be geometric and compact with bea...
Category

2010s British Modern Console Tables

Materials

Granite, Steel

Console Table by Ettore Sottsass for Zanotta, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass, Zanotta
Located in Milan, Italy
Ettore Sottsass half moon console for Zanotta, made in Italy, 1980s. Brown and gray. Wood with briar and steel top. Vintage, very good condition.
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Console Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Luxury Green Giraffe Console Table with Granite Top Customisable
By &New
Located in Leicester, GB
This Giraffe console table is made with a bright green powder coated steel frame and a striking black and white granite stone top. Each table is handmade and each piece of granite is...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Console Tables

Materials

Granite, Steel

Burgundy Giraffe Console Table with Natural Linoleum Top Customizable
By Jo Wilton and Mirka Grohn
Located in Leicester, GB
The Giraffe console table looks great against period details as well as in modern surroundings due to it's geometric and compact proportions. Made with powder coated steel and enviro...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Console Tables

Materials

Steel

New Rectangular Gilded Iron Console Table with Metal Top
Located in Miami, FL
New gilded iron console table with metal top Galvanized metal rod shelving with epoxy powder coating.
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Console Tables

Materials

Metal

Bon Bon Console by Studio Superego Unique Piece, Italy
By Studio Superego
Located in Milan, Italy
A beautiful console with a structure of colored sequences of plexiglass modules that are repeated by building the shape. A series of unique pieces designed and produced by Studio Su...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Console Tables

Materials

Plexiglass

New Rectangullar Gilted Iron Console Table with Metal Top
Located in Miami, FL
New gilded iron console table with metal top Galvanized metal rod shelving with epoxy powder coating.
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Console Tables

Materials

Metal

'Giorgio Collection' Ebony Macassar Wood High Gloss Italian Console Table
By Giorgio Collection
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco style console with top in sunburst ebony Macassar wood with 6mm filet in Zebra veneer in high gloss polyester. 1 full extension ebony center drawer with bottom velvet and eb...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Console Tables

Materials

Chrome

Loft Binate Contemporary Art Deco Minimal Steel Metal Console Table
By Novocastrian, Richy Almond
Located in Washington, GB
Console table in blackened steel and Blackened steel frame, no trim. Handcrafted in North East, England. Measures: 160cm (length) x 30cm (width) x 80cm (height). Custom sizes avail...
Category

2010s British Minimalist Console Tables

Materials

Steel

Exquisite Restored Raffia Waterfall Scroll Console by Baker, circa 1975
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stunning restored console from a boutique series by Baker Furniture, circa 1975. Heavy, expertly crafted solid hardwood scroll form completely veneered in raffia. A fabulous piece ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Raffia, Hardwood

Artisan Console Table and Mirror Glass Neo-Baroque, Italy, 1980
Located in Vienna, AT
Artisan console table and mirror glass Neo-Baroque, Italy, 1980. High quality Murano glass console table with bevelled rim and a matching mirror in the same style. The base material ...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Neoclassical Console Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

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Office Console For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the office console you’re looking for. Each office console for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and stone. Find 21696 options for an antique or vintage office console now, or shop our selection of 2367 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer office console, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each office console bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made office console over the years, but those crafted by Maison Jansen, Maitland Smith and Mastercraft are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Office Console?

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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.