We have a wide selection of console, hall and centre tables on the DC from all periods and in all styles.
Console tables, which are intended to be placed against a wall, are so called because the original console table had a half-moon top, with two front legs. It was held to the wall by brackets, which were hidden as much as possible to make the whole look like it was free-standing.
Hall tables are usually wide and slim in width, as their purpose is not to intrude on the open space where you walk along, but simply to provide a decorative focal point.
The Centre table comes from the original Rent table, which was created for Landowners and Estate Managers to carry out their business with their tentants. The tenants would come to the large, open halls and wait on wooden, backed chairs (not intended for comfort), and would be invited to the table to discuss their business or to pay their rents. These tables were round with splayed legs and feet, as oppose to having a leg at each corner; the purpose being that the legs couldn't be damaged by the workers boots! The tables were usualy made from oak or walnut and there would be seven drawers around the rim of the table, one for each day of the week and sometimes an extra drawer for keeping rent money. As these large homes became grander, so did their furnishings and so Centre tables were made from finer woods to reflect the wealth of their owners.
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