Baroque Console Table Germany 1750
This Baroque console table from southern Germany dates back to around1750. It stands out for its finely carved oak wood floral and early rocaille decorations. Additionally a marble top embellishes this console table.
The Origins of the Console Table
France was the first to witness the creation of the console table during the 17th century. It was first introduced there as a small, ornamental piece of furniture with theatrical designs and fine, sophisticated details. Some part of the origins of console tables also lies in Italian architecture and furniture design.
Originally, console tables were shaped like a half-moon or a crescent that was affixed to the walls with the help of a curved bracket known as a ‘console.’ The brackets mainly served the purpose of supporting the table top. French architects gave these half-moon shaped tables little legs in the front to make them appear as free-standing. During the 18th century the console table became a must have furniture piece in any palace or castle of the European aristocracy.
The Baroque console table measures Height: 50.79 in. (129 cm), Width: 50.01 in. (127 cm), Depth: 11.82 in. (30 cm).
It is in very good condition.
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