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. Our White Slatted Console takes a traditional design and modernizes it with hand-carved slats. These give it a coastal, breezy appeal, perfect for spring; however, the white painted finish elevates this console into a sophisticated, elegant piece. Feature this lovely, large console anywhere--behind a desk, in a living room, or as a statement piece in your bedroom.