Originally a balcony railing, this salvaged antique iron has been repurposed into a magnificent console table with Belgian Bluestone top. The railing was salvaged from a French building that would have been constructed in the 1800’s.
A two-inch-thick bluestone surmounts the ironwork console. The grayish-blue top meshes well with the black painted iron, which has developed a nice patina from years of exposure to the elements. There is a second layer of teal paint beneath the outer black paint, giving additional character.
The iron consists of a series of volute C-scrolls, all positioned at different angles. The facade is joined by rivets and screws, instead of welds, attesting to the age. The middle of the railing has two open scrolls connected by brackets. A downward facing pricket, adorned with roundels, runs through the brackets, terminating in a wavy tip that finishes near the base. On each side of the central section, there are two interlaced C-scrolls. The rest of the C-scrolls are joined by straight bars, forming a broken rectangular border.
This recently converted iron balcony gate console with bluestone top can be used in numerous styles of homes. It can be placed against a wall in a hall or entryway to make a great statement piece.
CONDITION: Wear commensurate to age and use with visible oxidation and paint losses. Some recent weld marks are visible where frontage was attached to modern steel bars. Stone top is intentionally distressed. Some scratches. For optimal safety, console should be affixed to a wall.