Pair of console tables, Northern Italy 18th century.
Exquisite and rare pair of console tables probably coming from the Veneto region. Walnut veneer embellishes the curved tops and the cabriole legs. Furthermore, each console table has one central drawer.
These tables would be the perfect addition for a spacious entry hall.
Console tables are a type of side table placed against a wall and normally fixed to it, requiring legs or other decorative support only at the front. Consequently the backs are unfinished.
In 17th-century Italy the console table was a major manifestation of the fashion of furniture made for display. Many examples of this period were carved and were, in fact, pieces of sculpture as much as furniture.
France also witnessed the creation of the console table during the 17th century, where it was first introduced as a small, ornamental piece of furniture with theatrical designs and fine, sophisticated details.
Details of the console tables
The console tables measure 28.94 in. H (73.5 cm), 41.34 in. W. (105 cm)22.45 in. D. (57 cm)
They originally derive from a private European collection and come refinished and French polished. The tables ship from Germany and include shipping to Boston.
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