The beauty is really in the details with this console. Invented in 17th century France and Italy, consoles were originally a two legged piece with a half-moon shaped surface that was attached to the wall with S brackets (called "consoles," hence the name of the table today). They were initially just decorative furniture pieces, but consoles were gradually blended into ornate and practical, functional tables. In the 17th and 18th century, consoles were often paired with mirrors and wall fixtures in order to create symmetry and harmonious decor in a space. The exquisite Vintage Carved Wood Console features the hand-carved geometric patterns. Create symmetry and balance in your home with this beautiful, one-of-a-kind console!