From “Demi-Lune” to La Lune Collection: Evolution of the (Rustic) Console Table

The console table – or “sofa table” as it’s often referred to today – exists in its present day form by way of an interesting evolution. Originating in France in the early 1700’s, console tables were small, half-moon shaped tables fastened to the wall at counter height with a “console” – or a little curved bracket – and featured only front legs which were added to make them appear to be free-standing. Appropriately enough, these diminutive tables were tagged “demi-lunes”,  literally meaning “half-moons” in French, and were used mainly for decorative rather than functional purposes.

Later in the 18th century, when the console table developed the rectangular shape we know today and “sprouted” four legs, its popularity spread to England and the rest of Europe, and subsequently to the Americas. The console table is now a staple in entryways, behind sofas, along hallways, and in myriad interiors in residential and commercial spaces, large and small, and of all design styles.

Today, La Lune Collection proudly features a beautiful collection of rustic console tables, and we’ve curated below a few of our favorites.

1. Console Table #3472 in Natural Finish

This Table features a charming rustic design of hand-notched branches – carefully constructed by our furniture artisans, using the same simple tools and techniques employed by furniture craftsman for several centuries.


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2. Trapezoidal Console Table #3264 in Natural Finish

Classic rustic styling lends this Console Table its charming appeal – created by La Lune’s fine craftsmen, who travel the rivers and forests of Wisconsin carefully selecting and harvesting the woods to construct each piece.
La Lune Collection Console Table 3264

 


3. Console Table #3210 in Natural Finish

A graceful combination of angled branches makes the design of this Table exceptionally beautiful – a welcome sight in a foyer or entrance, or just about anywhere.

La Lune Collection Console Table 3210

 


4. Console Table #3284 in Natural Finish

This Console Table is a fine example of strong, simple and beautiful rustic design – demonstrating the natural beauty of the poplar branches of which it’s crafted.

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5. Console Table #3194 in Natural Finish

Classic rustic simplicity is the hallmark of this Table. Beautiful and functional with its storage drawers, it makes a striking addition to many design applications.


La Lune Collection Console Table 3194

 


6. Console Table #3427 in Natural Finish

This Table features a charming rustic diamond design motif – marvelously constructed by hand in La Lune Collection’s  Wisconsin workshop.


La Lune Collection Console Table 3427


 

 

7. Console Table #3298 in Natural Finish

Poplar branches are carefully selected – then individually cut and meticulously hand-applied by La Lune’s skilled artisans – to create the beautiful patterns on this Console Table.

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