Tables

rkt

The round kitchen table is often a good choice when looking for a table to fill the small corner of the kitchen or a small breakfast room.  Often, buyers will look for a square or rectangular table to “fit” the space without taking into consideration the advantages of round vs. square.  For some reason, some […]

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farmhouse kitchen table

For all practical purposes, when most of us think of the country kitchen table and chairs we could just as well be talking about the farmhouse kitchen table.  The names seem to be so interchangeable that there is no difference in furniture design or style, only in our references. While technically, there are no differences […]

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roucou

It really does not matter how formal the home decor may or may not be, the kitchen is usually the room that is relaxed and comfortable.  Depending on the size of the kitchen, often a small table with chairs can be found in a corner of the family’s favorite room.  If not in the exact […]

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hmct1

The half moon console table is one that has a curved front.  It almost looks as if a whole table has been cut in two.  The example to the left is the simplest shape of the half moon style table. All half moon console tables are not perfectly rounded.  In fact, the first tables commissioned […]

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cslxiv

The antique console table is one of the most sought after pieces of antique furniture.  Perhaps, it is so desired because there are so few really high quality authentic antique tables available.  Most collectors know what they have and do not want to sell. For anyone looking for an authentic antique, be ready to pull […]

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hct

By design most console tables are narrow.  The whole point of including a console table in the home decor is to fill a void along a wall or behind the sofa.  For the most part these tables are non-functional except as a display piece.  Most of us could do without them — except for eye […]

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ctd4

Until recent decades console tables were only used as display pieces.  Beyond that they were not functional.  However, as the evolution continued furniture designers found that narrow drawers would not detract, but in some cases add value and visual appeal.  It must be clear that some styles and designs still persist as display pieces only.  […]

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hct

The console table is a narrow table that was primarily designed to fill a vacant space along a wall, especially in a hallway where there is little decor.  To break the monotony and create a little style, hall console tables are a wise choice.  Often we see pictures or mirrors hanging on a wall along […]

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mct

The console table may be one of the most overlooked pieces of furniture when creating a home decor.  In fact, the narrow table may be an after thought in many cases.  Originally designed as a display piece with little real function other than filling a space along a wall, with modern variations the console table […]

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Simple Glass top table in white

Deciding on a white console table as an addition to the home decor can be tricky.  When considering a white accent table, one of the primary concerns is the shade of white.  Another consideration is the style and the placement of the furniture. The simple white table to the left offers a two panel glass […]

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Black Console Table

Console tables can best be described as accent pieces.  Of all the furniture purchased for the home, the console table is one of the few pieces that is purchased separately.   It is not included as a part of a living room suite or any other furniture set.  This table is the one piece that relies […]

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o1

The oak console table is one that is commonly found in many of the more casual areas of the home.  Oak is a wood that offers a heavier and more substantial appearance and is often associated with casual furniture, although it can be used for any style.  The grain of the oak, especially when stained […]

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gtop

The idea of a glass console table was sure to be a favorite, as the tables evolved from the days of Louis XIV.  When the concept of the small half table came into being, hallways were larger and far wider than many rooms in modern homes.  The king’s halls were actually waiting rooms for those […]

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vicconsole

The console table is the one piece of furniture that can dress up a hallway or empty space when nothing else will do.  Selecting the perfect table is easier than one may think. If there is one advantage to adding a console table to the hall, it has to be that it will be a […]

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36belpub

The Antique Black Verona Round Pub Table is ideal for the family room or game room that is not too formal, and just comfortable enough for a little family fun.  Invite a few guests and enjoy an evening around this perfect height table.  Friends will love the slightly lower than bar height pub table as […]

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ped1

The pedestal table is one of the most useful of tables when used in the breakfast room or kitchen.  In the formal dining room a double pedestal table is quite common with excellent eye appeal.  It is also one of the most attractive designs for occasional tables and game tables, as well as end tables. […]

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qadtsm

This is an example of an updated Queen Anne style dressing table with bench and mirror.  The Queen Anne styling has definitely been updated for a more feminine look.  The feet of the table and the bench are more delicate than the original Queen Anne styles, although this design is more appealing as it offers […]

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conttablerd

This contemporary style round dining table is ideal for the more casual dining room, the breakfast room or the kitchen. As a dining room table, this round table is ideal for the smaller dining area which is less formal than some.  Contemporary styling creates the perfect look for a new home.  Depending on the decor […]

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3con

While it is true that console tables were the idea of Louis XIV for the Chateau de Versailles, they have migrated from the 17th century to the present taking on new shapes and forms that are sure to delight those with an eye for the contemporary.  No longer gilded, the modern console table styles can […]

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smtilto

For many of us who do not have easy access to good auctions or antique stores, shopping online auction sites has become one of the most wonderful options enabling those of us who enjoy fine furniture to buy from around the world. It is suggested that before you decide to purchase any furniture selection that […]

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drop-leaf-game-table

Buying a drop leaf table from a used furniture store or a thrift shop can be one way of saving money on the purchase.  Of course, my favorite shopping place for used tables, drop leaf or other styles, is at local auctions.  The prices are often as good as it can get.  However, there are […]

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Drop leaf tables have enjoyed a roller coaster ride of popularity.  During some eras the drop leaf table is the dining table of choice, the end table of preference, or the ideal library table.  At other times, drop leaf tables have been looked upon as outdated or as grandma’s collectibles.  As with tilt top tables, […]

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tilt_top_table

Used tilt top tables are not always plentiful at used furniture stores or at auctions.  However, when you find one there are a few things to look for before making a purchase or a bid. First of all, as always, set a price you are willing to pay for a used tilt top table whether […]

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Butler Heritage Tilt Top Game Table

The Butler Heritage Tilt Top Game Table is an excellent example of a reproduction of a fine style of tilt top table used for games.  This particular table is 29″ high with a top diameter of 30″. Table features a built-in chess or checkers game.  Of course, the top tilts or folds for optimal space usage.  […]

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Tables were probably one of the first pieces of furniture to come into existence.  We know that chairs were brought into popularity, perhaps the first stool with a back, during the Jacobean period.  However, it is probable that tables have been around for about as long as man has needed a place to put something.  […]

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Typical Oval Queen Anne Dining Table

Auctions can be one of the best places to look for high quality furniture, especially solid wood pieces such as a Queen Anne dining table or a complete set of Queen Anne dining room furniture. What you should know and do before buying a Queen Anne dining table at auction: Pre-view the Queen Anne dining table.  […]

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Typical Oval Queen Anne Dining Table

With the Queen Anne dining table being as fashionable as it is today, it is quite easy to find reproductions of original Queen Anne tables or new dining tables in the Queen Anne style. New reproductions of the Queen Anne style can be found in almost any furniture store.  Dining tables in the Queen Anne style […]

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