Originally two separate balcony railings, the salvaged antique iron has been repurposed into a pair of console tables with Belgian Bluestone tops. They were salvaged from a French building that would have been constructed in the 1800’s.
A two-inch-thick bluestone surmounts each of the ironwork consoles. The grayish-blue tops mesh well with the black painted iron, which has developed a nice patina from years of exposure to the elements. One of the consoles has 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 facades are joined by rivets and screws, instead of welds, attesting to their age. The middle of each 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.
These recently converted iron balcony gate consoles with bluestone tops can be used in numerous styles of homes. They 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 frontages were attached to modern steel bars. Stone tops are intentionally distressed. Some scratches. For optimal safety, consoles should be affixed to a wall.