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Antique console tables are both charming and versatile ornamental tables, perfect for adding that extra bit of stylish storage or surface space to your home. Our collection of antique console tables has been carefully curated by our team to bring a touch of old-fashioned class to your home. Within it, you’ll find stunning, antique pieces, masterfully crafted out of different materials, including wood, marble, metal, and glass.A demi-lune antique oak console table holding a vase and photographs is always an elegant look. Or why not consider a delightful upcycled chalk-painted console to add a splash of colour to your room? Alternatively, consider an antique tall table to squeeze effortlessly into an awkward corner or alcove. Functional and beautiful, every antique style console table in our exclusive edit has been hand-picked for its authenticity, craftsmanship credentials, and provenance. Explore our stunning edit below, support a thriving community of independent sellers, and find your dream antique console table today.

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Antique-style console tables for your home

There’s something very special about antique furniture. It’s something to do with its history, the people who have used this table, this desk, this chair, or this home decor accessory before you. We have pieces dating from as early as the 18th century in our collection when the console table was new and in vogue. But people in the antique trade consider anything that’s more than 100 years old to be antique, so don’t skip past our early 20th-century collection if you have your heart set on a delightful antique.

What is an antique console table?

An antique console table is a console table that is more than 100 years old. Antique oak console tables, sometimes simply referred to as hall tables, are stylish statement pieces. They’re often highly decorative and used for display purposes. They were first made in France in the 1600s. Then, they were rectangular slabs which were supported by brackets mounted to the wall. Now, they come in all sorts of different shapes, including rectangles and squares, but demi-lune console tables (which is just a fancy way of saying ‘half-moon’, or semi-circular) are another popular, and very elegant, option.

Console tables are usually between 30-36 inches tall and are wider than they are deep. Their shallow tops make them perfect for showing off items and adding a little decoration to those narrow spaces you’ve never been sure how to customise. Consider an antique hall table for your entrance and create a feature out of this underutilised space. Console legs come in all shapes and forms. You can read more about antique table leg styles in our guide.

Styling an antique console table

Our antique-style console tables can be used to liven up those hard-to-decorate areas like dens or entryways, where you have a more limited space to work with. Our top tip is to layer things up and give your display a bit of height using candle holders and/or table lamps. Station a pair of antique console tables symmetrically at either end of the long table to give an impression of even greater width as well.

In the middle, why not show off your favourite books and magazines or your happiest memories in vintage, tabletop picture frames? A mantle or a carriage clock from our collection of table clocks would also be a striking feature to consider for the centrepiece.

Where did antique console tables originate?

Console tables originated in urban France in the 17th century. We have plenty of antique French console tables in our collection, some of them dating from as far back as the 1700s. Parisina high society, nobility, and wealthier families enjoyed the functionality and beauty of consoles. Each piece, whether it’s fashioned out of mahogany, walnut, rosewood, brass, iron, or bronze, makes an individual statement that will transport any room back in time a bit to give it a classy, regency-era atmosphere.

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These exquisite pieces really are the best from bygone eras. Our collection contains hundreds of antique console tables and antique hall tables that were crafted all over France and are now available for shipping from our trusted sellers based in the U.K. and across Europe. Don’t delay and start browsing our collection today.


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