An unusual pair of 19th century French console tables. Wrought oval shaped iron frame with oval grey granite top. The heavy wrought iron frame with c-scrolls, fruit and acanthus leaf decoration, supported on acanthus leaf shaped splayed feet.
Lumber became scarce in the late 19th century due to the timber industry extreme logging. As prices increased producers of furniture and accessories had to look at other alternative materials. Production using wrought/cast iron, bronze and steel started to evolve during this time. Typically made for the wealthy and elite, designed to be functional and sturdy for use in the garden, parlor or living room. Britain led the Worlds Industrial Revolution in the mid-19th century, by 1896 the US was the world leader.
Style: French Provincial
Place of Origin: France
Period: Circa 1880
Material: Iron and Granite
Dimensions: (14.5"D, 36.5"W, 29"H)
Condition: Good antique condition
Wear: Consistent with age, originally painted which has worn off, some rust.
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