Gaetane Console Table October 23rd, 2017 - 21:03:51
Wood console tables come in a variety of shapes, sizes and looks right from intricately crafted ones boasting of beautiful and elaborate highlights, to the plain Jane ones that look extremely sophisticated. In todays age, when man is turning back to a more pastoral style of living, it is but obvious that the country living style will be back in vogue...and with a bang. Just get yourself one of these fabulous pieces of furniture and explore the wonders of country living with wood console tables.
Some people use tall console tables as a kind of buffet in the kitchen or dinning room, or as in my motherinlaws house in France, as a table between the kitchen and the dining area where cheese trays and wine and desserts can be left ready for the next course without having to run between the two rooms for each item. Designs in wood that match your dinning set are especially good for this because the nature of a console table is length.
Around the 17thcentury in Italy, a console table was a major manifestation of the culture of furniture made for the purpose of display. Many examples of the period were carved and were, in fact, some of the finest pieces of sculpture as much as furniture. An opulent group of consoles was made in 167578 for the Palazzo Colonna in Rome where the supports for the tops were commonly carved as human figures, eagles, tumbling putti (cupids), luxuriant foliage, and dolphins, and they often were gilded.
Console tables are designed by furniture manufactures to blend well into todays homes. If you have an older home with a touch smaller square footage footprint than the open designed great rooms that are popular with builders. Consider a smaller table for your home that is scaled appropriately. A good rule of thumb is to go with a console table that measures 30 inches long up to 48 inches long. In remembering this rule, your room should accommodate the new piece of furniture with ease.