A graceful console is an indispensable piece of furniture of all classical eras – from Baroque and Rococo – to Empire and Art Deco.
Today, we still admire the elegance and comfort of these thin wall tables. We choose them for interior design in a wide variety of styles – from new classics to modernism.
In classical times, the console was used as a special place for demonstrating a variety of collections: porcelain figurines, lacquer miniatures, netsuke and other curiosities. The miniature exposition was most often located in the living room or in the office.
The tradition to use the console for the display of something valuable has survived until now.
The console in the interior differs not only in purpose, but also in the types of fastening. There are suspended wall brackets that have a decorative base that does not rest on the floor and is attached to the wall.
The main purpose of the console is to work as an exhibition site. Decorators like to create beautiful console on still tables.
Most often there is a small sculpture, table clocks, candlesticks and vases with or without flowers.
In addition to the variety of forms of consoles, they use a wide variety of materials. Along with the wooden carved patterns, in the classic interiors cantilevered tables made of forged metal (legs) and natural stone (countertops) are often found.
In the era of global eclecticism, when it is customary to combine different styles in one space, fashion designers and decorators like to decorate a strict minimalist interior with one classic thing, often a figured carved console.
The wall above the console requires registration. If this is not a mirror, then the console table can be supplemented with a small carpet or picture. In this case, stylistically, they may not coincide.
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