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Large Louis XV Style Giltwood Console Table, 19th Century with Marble Top
Located in Houston, TX
Monumental Louis XV console table, heavily carved and a lovely pierced apron, Rising on cabriole kegs with stretcher, ending in scroll feet. Beautiful Gilt patina, gilt gesso over ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Console Tables

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Marble

1840s French Louis-Philippe Period Burl Console with One Drawer and Marble Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
A mid-19th century French burl walnut Louis-Philippe console table with a rectangular variegated grey marble top over a doucine bronze-mounted frieze drawer. Two bronze carved rosett...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Console Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Regency Style Brass Inlaid Rosewood Parcel-Gilt and Marble Consoles
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Regency style brass inlaid rosewood parcel-gilt and marble consoles. Each green marble rectangular top above an egg-and-dart-carved edge supported on an outspread winged ea...
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Mid-20th Century Federal Console Tables

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Wood

Center Table or Console Louis XVI Jansen Style Stunning Marble Top Gilt Base
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Stamped Jansen center table having a gilt base and fine pink, grey and white veined marble-top. The top having been professionally repaired. The Louis XVI style center table having b...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Center Tables

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Marble

Italian Mid-Century Marble and Brass Console
Located in New York, NY
Italian mid-century console with a sloping brass frame and semi-circular marble top. Condition: Excellent vintage condition, minor wear consistent with age and use Measures: H...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid Century Marble Console Table
Located in Redding, CT
Mid-Century Modern marble console table. Minimalist lines with an organic feel. Perfect for an entry way or for a flat screen TV. Please confirm dimensions prior to purchase.
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Stone

  • Mid Century Marble Console Table
  • Mid Century Marble Console Table
  • Mid Century Marble Console Table
  • Mid Century Marble Console Table
H 32 in. W 65 in. D 20 in.
Mid-Century Modern Marble Console Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Simple, understated but elegant pedestal console table in white and grey marble. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble

  • Mid-Century Modern Marble Console Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Marble Console Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Marble Console Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Marble Console Table
H 30 in. W 54 in. D 17.75 in.
Mid-century Italian Marble Mounted Console Table
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
A midcentury Italian marble mounted and line inlaid rosewood console table, circa 1940, with frieze drawer above tapering front legs with brass end pieces.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • Mid-century Italian Marble Mounted Console Table
  • Mid-century Italian Marble Mounted Console Table
  • Mid-century Italian Marble Mounted Console Table
  • Mid-century Italian Marble Mounted Console Table
H 32.68 in. W 49.61 in. D 12.6 in.
Mid-Century Style Marble-Top Console Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique marble-top console table features a marble top fitted in hardwood frame. Unique vintage style console table perfect for use in a variety of settings as a hallway, entrywa...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble

  • Mid-Century Style Marble-Top Console Table
  • Mid-Century Style Marble-Top Console Table
  • Mid-Century Style Marble-Top Console Table
  • Mid-Century Style Marble-Top Console Table
H 29 in. W 54.5 in. D 16 in.
Mid-Century Modern Glass & Marble Console Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Mid-Century Modern Style Console is in great condition and features a Travertine pedestal base with two brass inserts bar embedded across the top. On top of the console, base re...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid Century Italian Carrara Marble Console Table, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Mid century Italian carrara marble console table is patinaed creamy white with variegated tones of grey. Made in the 1960's, the pedestal base is a darker creamy white for contrast w...
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20th Century Italian Modern Console Tables

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Carrara Marble, Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass and Marble Console, 1940
By Carlo Enrico Rava
Located in Madrid, ES
A beautiful Italian console edited in the 1940s. Brass frame and marble top.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Carrara Marble Top Console, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern Carrara marble top console, 1970s Console with Carrara marble top, with gray veins and double base with triangular chromed steel bands section. It is pos...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble, Metal

Mid-Century Modern Marble-Top Console Table by Rougier
By Roger Rougier
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This elegant vintage modern sofa table features a white marble insert that comfortably rests on the top. The stylish design has a raised top that graduates downward and an ebonized f...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble

Vintage American Mid-Century Modern Faux Marble Console
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage American Mid-Century Modern faux marble console.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Marble or Travertine Single Pedestal Console
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Artedi
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Midcentury Italian modern marble console or sofa table.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble

Original Console Table Oak and Marble Top, French, Mid-Century
Located in FR
Console table with oak legs and marble top; Variegated green and white marble, French. This console is a creation of Maison Marie Anne, the legs come from an oak table of the Fren...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble

Mid Century Modern Solid Brass Rope Marble Top Console Table
By Karl Springer, Jean Royère
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid century modern solid brass rope pattern stretcher marble top console table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble, Brass, Chrome

2 Italian Mid-Century Modern Carrara Marble Consoles /Sofa Tables Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Timeless pair of Italian modern neoclassical marble consoles or sofa tables in the style of modernist architect Marcel Breuer. The pieces are in white Carrara marble and have perfect...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Carrara Marble

French Mid-19th Century Vert Campan Solid Marble Console
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exquisite and monumental French mid 19th century Vert Campan solid marble console. This very striking marble console is raised on 'S' scrolled fluted supports above plinths with a...
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Antique 19th Century French Console Tables

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Marble

U Shape Base Marble Top Mid Century Modern Console Sofa Hall Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern U-shape base console table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Composition, Carrara Marble

Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Console
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern console table boasts a marble insert top and a rosewood frame. Looks great behind the sofa, in the entry way, or in the hallway. Please confirm item loc...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble

  • Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Console
  • Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Console
  • Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Console
  • Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Console
H 28.75 in. W 55 in. D 16 in.
Mid 19th century Swedish Elm Marble Top Console Table
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid 19th century Swedish elm marble top console table circa 1860. Fine quality console table of grand proportions. Shaped marble top standing on an elm base. Single concealed draw...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Victorian Console Tables

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Elm

Paolo Buffa Mid-Century Wood, Marble and Brass Console Table, 1950s, Italy
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Palermo, IT
Imposing console in veneered wood with golden brass finishes and black marble top and spiked feet. Attributed to Paolo Buffa, produced in Cantù (Italy), 1950s. Wear consistent with ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

Italian Mid-19th Century Venetian Giltwood and Marble Freestanding Console
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An impressive and large scale Italian mid 19th century Venetian giltwood and marble freestanding console. The console is raised by wonderful and richly carved scrolled legs with a re...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Console Tables

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Marble

Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Horses and Marble bases Console Table, 1970s
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Beautiful console table depicting sculptures of a pair of rampant horses in solid brass, the bases are in black marble and the top in thick glass. Italian production of the 70s. It ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Italian Neo-Classical Style Iron and Marble Top Console Table
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a mid-century Italian neo-classical style iron and marble top console table. It is wall mounted. The elaborate scrolled iron is accented with both shell and tassels. It is in...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Console Tables

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Marble, Iron

Italian Carved & Gilt Wood Console Table w/ Marble Top, Mid 20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian carved and gilt wood console table with marble top from the mid 20th century. This vintage table from Italy features a marble top that rests upon an apron which is carved ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Console Tables

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Marble

Mid-Century Modern Rosewood and Marble Italian Console and Mirror, circa 1950
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An Italian console with mirror made in the 1950s, two white swans hold up the upper part surmounted by a marble. Mirror dimensions are cm 80 x 60. Good conditions overall.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Carrara Marble

Mid-Century Modern Long Chrome & Beveled Verona Marble Top Console Table, 1975
Located in Miami, FL
Long Mid-Century Modern chrome and beveled Verona marble top console table, hallway table. The marble rests form fit into the sturdy frame. The Grain Pattern and the Bordeaux color...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble, Chrome

Mid-Century Itaian Neo-Classical Style Giltwood And Marble Top Console Table
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is an amazing piece! It is an Italian neo-classical style mahogany , giltwood and marble top console table. The beautiful mahogany is banded with kingwood. The ebonized appointm...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

David Linley British Mid-Century Modern Marble-Top Satinwood Console Table
By David Linley
Located in South Hamilton, MA
David Linley, British (B. 1961) Mid-Century Modern satinwood and ebonized console table with marble top, carved and fluted apron and matching fluted tapered legs. Measures: 32" H x 7...
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20th Century British Neoclassical Console Tables

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Marble

Italian Mid-18th Century Giltwood and Rosso Verona Marble Console
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular Italian mid-18th century giltwood and Rosso Verona marble console. The freestanding console is raised by beautiful and most impressive scrolled legs with elegant scroll...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Console Tables

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Marble

Large Mid-18th Century Italian Rococo Giltwood Green Marble-Top Console
Located in Pasadena, CA
This very large mid-18th century Italian Rococo giltwood green marble top console having a modern marble top; the frame with pierced Giltwood carvings in high Rococo relief, with ver...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Rococo Console Tables

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Marble

White and Gray Carrara Marble and Brass Mid-Century Modern Console Table, Italy
Located in Dallas, TX
Large white with gray veins Carrara marble console table. With three brass tube legs at the center. Despite of some shadows on the pictures, the base and top are made with the same...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Italian Mid 18th Century Louis XVI Period Giltwood and Marble Console
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking Italian mid 18th century Louis XVI period giltwood and Sienna Brocatelle marble console. The freestanding console is raised by three elegant circular tapered fluted legs w...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Louis XVI Console Tables

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Marble

Pair of Large Mid-Century Modern Italian Black Marble and Brass Console Tables
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of large Mid-Century Modern console tables, Italy, Carrara area, circa 1980s. Made of two black marble legs and brass over black wood rectangular top, with a transparent new gl...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Console Table Paul Evans Style
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Vintage Paul Evans style console table has a unique handcrafted insert top and is in great condition. This sofa table has a uniquely designed top and rests on a sturdy stone bas...
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Vintage 1930s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Stone, Marble, Brass

Pair of Giltwood and Breccia Marble Consoles, Italy, circa Mid-19th Century
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of giltwood and breccia marble consoles, Italy, circa mid-19th century.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Louis XV Console Tables

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Breccia Marble

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Marble on Chrome Rounded Console Tables, 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a magnificent pair of console tables, made of chrome and with marble tops, circa the 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions are 66" W x 18" D...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Italian Travertine Marble & Glass Console Table Att. Fontana Arte
By Fontana Arte
Located in London, GB
An elegant console table att. Fontana Arte with a removable rectangular glass top, supported by 2 imposing travertine marble stands.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Console Tables

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Travertine

Console Tuscany, Italy, Mid-19th Century
Located in Milano, IT
There are four uprights with beast-like feet set over a mixtilineal burr veneered top. The feet in front are curved and carved with leaf-like spirals and the heads of monstrous anima...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Other Console Tables

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Marble

  • Console Tuscany, Italy, Mid-19th Century
  • Console Tuscany, Italy, Mid-19th Century
  • Console Tuscany, Italy, Mid-19th Century
  • Console Tuscany, Italy, Mid-19th Century
H 92.52 in. W 46.66 in. D 23.63 in.
Venice Italy Mid-18th Century Pair of Corner Console Lacquered Wood Red Marble
Located in Brescia, IT
This wonderful pair of corner console was made in Venice, Italy, in the mid-18th century, by expert craftsmen: the feet are hand carved to obtain a palm and they are an example of gr...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Baroque Console Tables

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Marble

French Mahogany Marble Top Console Table with Paw Feet Mid 19th Century
Located in Charleston, SC
French mahogany marble top console table with paw feet mid 19th century.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Console Tables

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Mahogany

Mid-18th Century Venetian Carved Gilt Rococo Console Table with Marble Top
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
A mid-18th century Venetian carved and gilt Rococo console table; with later marble top over a silver gilt "C" scroll carved base with connecting X stretcher. Frame is tight and cond...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Rococo Console Tables

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Wood

Modern Wooden Marble Top Console
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Modern wooden marble-top console.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble

  • Modern Wooden Marble Top Console
  • Modern Wooden Marble Top Console
  • Modern Wooden Marble Top Console
  • Modern Wooden Marble Top Console
H 30.5 in. W 49 in. D 21.5 in.
Midcentury Italian Marble Console Table
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Italian console table in Carrara marble and brass made in the 1950s in Empire style.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Empire Console Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass

  • Midcentury Italian Marble Console Table
  • Midcentury Italian Marble Console Table
  • Midcentury Italian Marble Console Table
  • Midcentury Italian Marble Console Table
H 33.47 in. W 34.26 in. D 13 in.
George II Marble Top Console
Located in New York, NY
George II slab top table, the original Breche de Medici marble top with reentrant “baby bum” corners, over Chinese inspired mahogany base with mitered construction and retaining fant...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George II Console Tables

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Marble

  • George II Marble Top Console
  • George II Marble Top Console
  • George II Marble Top Console
  • George II Marble Top Console
H 34 in. W 47.5 in. D 26 in.
Pair of Neoclassical Marble Console Tables
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of 20th century carved marble and breche violettte marble topped console tables. Each with a winged figure holding a votive shell. Wall mounted Provenance: Sotheby's Private ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Console Tables

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Breccia Marble, Statuary Marble

  • Pair of Neoclassical Marble Console Tables
  • Pair of Neoclassical Marble Console Tables
  • Pair of Neoclassical Marble Console Tables
  • Pair of Neoclassical Marble Console Tables
H 32 in. W 45 in. D 17.75 in.
Vintage French Brass & Marble Console Table
Located in London, GB
A stunning vintage console table with a solid brass frame and marble top. This was made in France, it dates from around the 1960’s. It is very well made, with beautifully fluted l...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Console with Glass Top
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian Console with Glass Top with glass top
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Vintage 1970s Italian Console Tables

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Marble

  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Console with Glass Top
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Console with Glass Top
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Console with Glass Top
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Console with Glass Top
H 33.47 in. W 82.68 in. D 20.48 in.
Marble Top Console Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning iron and brass base console table with exquisite marble top makes a stylish addition to any hall or room. Unique mix of materials and the rich color profile of the marb...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

  • Marble Top Console Table
  • Marble Top Console Table
  • Marble Top Console Table
  • Marble Top Console Table
H 30 in. W 50.5 in. D 20 in.
Midcentury Italian Marble and Iron Console
Located in Dallas, TX
This midcentury Italian console table features a pale pink marble top and detailed iron base with gold leaf detailing. Measurements: 87" L x 21" D x 33.5" H.  
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Mid-20th Century Console Tables

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Marble, Iron

  • Midcentury Italian Marble and Iron Console
  • Midcentury Italian Marble and Iron Console
  • Midcentury Italian Marble and Iron Console
  • Midcentury Italian Marble and Iron Console
H 33.5 in. W 87 in. D 21 in.
Italian Iron Console with Marble Top
Located in Houston, TX
1960s Italian wrought iron demi console with white marble top. Marble-top dimensions: 37.5" W x 16.5" D x 0.75" H.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Console Tables

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Marble, Wrought Iron

  • Italian Iron Console with Marble Top
  • Italian Iron Console with Marble Top
  • Italian Iron Console with Marble Top
  • Italian Iron Console with Marble Top
H 33.5 in. W 39 in. D 20 in.
Vintage Marble and Wood Console Table
Located in Pasadena, TX
Black Ebonized Frame Marble Top
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble

  • Vintage Marble and Wood Console Table
  • Vintage Marble and Wood Console Table
  • Vintage Marble and Wood Console Table
  • Vintage Marble and Wood Console Table
H 29 in. W 60 in. D 20 in.
Pink Marble Console, Italy, circa 1940
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in London, GB
Elegant pink marble console attributed to Osvaldo Borsani Lovely patina to brass.   
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • Pink Marble Console, Italy, circa 1940
  • Pink Marble Console, Italy, circa 1940
  • Pink Marble Console, Italy, circa 1940
  • Pink Marble Console, Italy, circa 1940
H 17.72 in. W 63.78 in. D 13.78 in.
French Iron-and-Marble Console Table
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A French console table consisting of an elegantly-formed Louis XV-style wrought iron base and a serpentine-shaped marble top, circa 1930.  
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Console Tables

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Marble, Iron

  • French Iron-and-Marble Console Table
  • French Iron-and-Marble Console Table
  • French Iron-and-Marble Console Table
  • French Iron-and-Marble Console Table
H 37 in. W 50 in. D 17 in.
Italian Rosewood and Marble Console, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian rosewood and marble console, 1950s Console with rosewood frame and marble top Entirely restored with only one defect on the marble.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble

  • Italian Rosewood and Marble Console, 1950s
  • Italian Rosewood and Marble Console, 1950s
  • Italian Rosewood and Marble Console, 1950s
  • Italian Rosewood and Marble Console, 1950s
H 31.5 in. W 40.56 in. D 15.75 in.
Neoclassical Marble and Brass Console Table
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful neoclassical style console table with a grey and white marble top, wood base, and porcelain and brass ormolu mounts, circa mid-20th century, Europe. Beautiful details all...
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Mid-20th Century European Neoclassical Console Tables

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Marble, Brass, Ormolu

  • Neoclassical Marble and Brass Console Table
  • Neoclassical Marble and Brass Console Table
  • Neoclassical Marble and Brass Console Table
  • Neoclassical Marble and Brass Console Table
H 30 in. W 35.25 in. D 12.25 in.
1960s Walnut and Carrara Marble Console
By Jens Risom
Located in New York City, NY
1960s modern walnut base console with Carrara marble top.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Carrara Marble

  • 1960s Walnut and Carrara Marble Console
  • 1960s Walnut and Carrara Marble Console
  • 1960s Walnut and Carrara Marble Console
  • 1960s Walnut and Carrara Marble Console
H 26 in. W 39.75 in. D 16.25 in.
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Midcentury Marble Console For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the midcentury marble console you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A midcentury marble console — often made from stone, marble and metal — can elevate any home. There are 76 variations of the antique or vintage midcentury marble console you’re looking for, while we also have 1 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a midcentury marble console — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A midcentury marble console made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Empire — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one midcentury marble console that is appealing in its simplicity, but Paolo Buffa, Florence Knoll and Knoll produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Midcentury Marble Console?

The average selling price for a midcentury marble console at 1stDibs is $3,071, while they’re typically $983 on the low end and $10,950 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Console Tables for You

Few pieces of furniture are celebrated for their functionality as much as their decorative attributes in the way that console tables are. While these furnishings are not as common in today’s interiors as their coffee-table and side-table counterparts, console tables are stylish home accents and have become more prevalent over the years.

The popularity of wood console tables took shape during the 17th and 18th centuries in French and Italian culture, and were exclusively featured in the palatial homes of the upper class. The era’s outwardly sculptural examples of these small structures were paired with mirrors or matching stools and had tabletops of marble. They were most often half-moon-shaped and stood on two scrolled giltwood legs, and because they weren’t wholly supported on their two legs rather than the traditional four, their flat-backed supports were intended to hug the wall behind them and were commonly joined by an ornate stretcher. The legs were affixed or bolted to the wall with architectural brackets called console brackets — hence, the name we know them by today — which gave the impression that they were freestanding furnishings. While console tables introduced a dose of drama in the foyer of any given aristocrat — an embodiment of Rococo-style furniture — the table actually occupied minimal floor space (an attractive feature in home furniture). As demand grew and console tables made their way to other countries, they gained recognition as versatile additions to any home.

Contemporary console tables comprise many different materials and are characterized today by varying shapes and design styles. It is typical to find them made of marble, walnut or oak and metal. While modern console tables commonly feature four legs, you can still find the two-legged variety, which is ideal for nestling behind the sofa. A narrow console table is a practical option if you need to save space — having outgrown their origins as purely ornamental, today’s console tables are home to treasured decorative objects, help fill empty foyers and, outfitted with drawers or a shelf, can provide a modest amount of storage as needed.

The rich collection of antique, new and vintage console tables on 1stDibs includes everything from 19th-century gems designed in the Empire style to unique rattan pieces and more.