console table


Definition of console table

: a table fixed to a wall with its top supported by consoles or front legs broadly : a table designed to fit against a wall

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Recent Examples on the Web In the event of a party, a long console table folds out to seat 14 people. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "How One Designer Made a Buttoned-Up Brownstone Feel Fresh," 10 Mar. 2020 Use a console table to balance the asymmetry of the fireplace wall. Washington Post, "Use bold colors to make a big impression, even in a small space," 13 Feb. 2020 Make entertaining easy by adding side and console tables so guests have a place to put drinks and snacks. Washington Post, "Out with the dated ‘disaster room,’ in with a comfortable and inviting family room," 2 Jan. 2020 Schumacher chintz covers an chair; modern art by Richard Serra is hung above a vintage console table; a contemporary Beauvais rug is the connective tissue between all remaining details. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Uptown Glamour Meets Joyful Family Living in This Prewar Manhattan Apartment," 12 Dec. 2019 Growing up, your parents, grandma, or garage-sale-loving aunt and uncle probably had a ceramic tree on their shelf or console table around the holidays. Nashia Baker, House Beautiful, "Ceramic Trees Could Help You Ring In Serious Cash for the Holiday Season," 12 Oct. 2019 Or, make the entryway feel extra special by creating a holiday-themed vignette on your console table or staircase. Brigitt Earley, Good Housekeeping, "The Minimalist and Maximalist Guide to Decorating for the Holidays," 1 Dec. 2019 Used on a baseboard, stair risers, and banister column, BEHR's French Colony adds visual interest to a white space and creates a frame effect for a console table (a must for dropping keys and a fresh floral arrangement). Jessica Cumberbatch, Country Living, "Just How Much Can You Do With One Can of Paint?," 3 Oct. 2019 When a crowd gathers, dining chairs or chaise ottomans can be moved over for extra seating, and a console table serves as a convenient surface for drinks and snacks. Emily Young, Los Angeles Times, "A Santa Monica backyard is remade for outdoor entertaining," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of console table

1807, in the meaning defined above

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6 Apr 2020

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“Console table.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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