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 Acrylic & Brushed Brass Console takes the traditional console and updates it with a sleek profile. The brasss panel that extends between the legs adds a unique touch to this piece, softening the square angles with its natural texture. This console is a dramatic, modern piece to feature in a contemporary home.