Originally a balcony railing, this salvaged antique iron has been repurposed into a magnificent console table with a shellstone top. The railing was salvaged from a French building that was constructed in the late 1800’s.
A two-inch-thick cream stone with white inclusions surmounts the painted green ironwork. The stone, which features a stunning display of shell and coral trace fossils, has been carved with a thin beveled edge. Directly beneath the stone is a row of repeating geometric shapes joined by pierced circles. The pattern is a larger open circle followed by a horizontally aligned open rectangle. Small roundels join the rectangles to the horizontal bars above and below.
On the other side of the lower bar is a second row of repeating shapes, this time vertical rectangles followed by larger rectangles with incised corners and an inset elongated oval. Once again, the open ironwork is joined by pierced circles and roundels. On each end is a scrolled section that blends subtly into another geometric motif.
This recently converted wrought iron railing console with shellstone 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: Good condition with wear commensurate to and use, including minor rubs and buildup to iron. Acceptable paint losses have led to a wonderful, oxidized patina in some areas. Visible weld marks where frontage was attached to modern steel bars. For optimal safety, console should be affixed to a wall.