Friday, July 8, 2011

Tables without legs???

Chers Amis, Bonjour students of the "Ecole du Bon Gout"! Tables without legs??? Many console tables were designed without any legs at all or they had 1,2,3,4 or more legs!! Consoles had their greatest "hay day" in the Louis XV period but enjoyed continued popularity through the years, taking on the changing details and tastes of the various periods that followed.

Consoles usually relate strongly to the chairs of the same period because they were created by the same designers and cabinet makers. Their size was completely varying, from the huge ones made for the Chateau de Versailles during Louis XIV's period, all the way down in size to just a wall bracket big enough to hold one candle stick.

No matter the size, most often they are installed in a central position of importance in a room's layout and also often act as an important "visual support" and central focal point for other elements of a wall's composition.

Find following 5 photos of finished installations of consoles, followed by 6 photos of the consoles available now here at Au Vieux Paris Antiques. I welcome your visit here to see these consoles. Shop # 337 332 2852

Mes Amities,
Robert E. Smith

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Mes Amities,
Robert E. Smith   (337) 332-2852

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