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At 2Covet we have an exceptional collection of console tables from centuries past. With Italian and French origins, the console table was a design staple in the Palace of Versailles and residences of Louis XIV. The name originated from the original designs which included a curved S bracket which typically fixed it to the wall. In 17th century Italy, the console table was considered a symbol of fashion as it represented a move towards ‘display furniture’. This was reflected in the resplendent designs which often involved intricate carvings and expensive materials.

Louis XIV popularised the console table further, and adapted the design to include two inward curving legs, often made in pairs and placed underneath matching mirrors. The console table soon became an emblem of Rococo style, but as designs spread to England, the classical revival brought new styles in the late 18th century, which included painted mahogany and satinwood, with decorations in light colours.

Throughout the centuries the console table has evolved from a primarily decorative piece to combine a level of practicality, often including four legs to allow them to stand without the support of a wall. Shop the incredible collection of console tables here on 2Covet, brought to you by the specialist 2Covet Dealers.


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At 2Covet we have an exceptional collection of console tables from centuries past. With Italian and French origins, the console table was a design staple in the Palace of Versailles and residences of Louis XIV. The name originated from the original designs which included a curved S bracket which typically fixed it to the wall. In 17th century Italy, the console table was considered a symbol of fashion as it represented a move towards ‘display furniture’. This was reflected in the resplendent designs which often involved intricate carvings and expensive materials.

Louis XIV popularised the console table further, and adapted the design to include two inward curving legs, often made in pairs and placed underneath matching mirrors. The console table soon became an emblem of Rococo style, but as designs spread to England, the classical revival brought new styles in the late 18th century, which included painted mahogany and satinwood, with decorations in light colours.

Throughout the centuries the console table has evolved from a primarily decorative piece to combine a level of practicality, often including four legs to allow them to stand without the support of a wall. Shop the incredible collection of console tables here on 2Covet, brought to you by the specialist 2Covet Dealers.