19th Century French Gothic Marble Top and Iron Console Table with Fleurs-de-Lys
Crafted in France circa 1860, the antique console table stands on square legs ending with a bottom stretcher; the front features intricate scroll motifs around the perimeter and is further embellished with cross bars motifs decorated with numerous Fleurs-de-Lys; the surface is dressed with a black marble top with white veins. The tall and narrow console table is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorns a wonderful and rich patinated bronze painted finish with gilt accents. Versatile and narrow, the elegant Gothic style table would add the ideal amount of surface space to any hallway, entryway, or outside under a large wall TV on a patio! The Fleur-de-Lis, also spelled Fleur-de-Lys, is a stylized lily (in French, fleur and lis mean ‘flower’ and ‘lily’ respectively) that is used as a decorative design or symbol. The Fleur-de-Lis has been used in the heraldry of numerous European nations, but is particularly associated with France, notably during its monarchical period. As France is a historically Catholic nation, the Fleur-de-Lis became “at one and the same time, religious, political, dynastic, artistic, emblematic, and symbolic,” especially in French heraldry. The Fleur-de-Lis has been used by French royalty and throughout history to represent Catholic saints of France. In particular, the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph are often depicted with a lily. Measures: 74″ W x 16″ D x 37.5″ H.
|Dimensions||74" W x 16" D x 37.5" H|
Mid 19th Century