Décor Dictionary: Demilune

A pretty contemporary 3-leg demilune table on the left and on the right a 4-leg demilune with a drop-leaf top. The drop-leaf rests on top of its half-moon counterpart and flips open to rest on hidden or swing-out legs to form a full circle table.

Demilune:   (or demi-lune) is a French term (meaning “half-moon”) referring to a semi-circular wall table in the console family. A typical demilune table has three to four legs. Some traditional demilune tables have a drop-leaf top and pull out legs that open the tabletop into a full circle – these are often used as card tables. 

[Images sources: 1 & 2]

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Décor Dictionary: Console

On the left – a traditional, French style, 2-legged console table and a sleek contemporary console on the right.

Console:   is a narrow wall table generally used for the display of decorative objets and often found in foyers, hallways and antechambers. Traditionally, console tables were fixed to the wall and therefore only needed two, typically very ornate, front legs. Today, console table are also often used at the back of sofas as sofa tables.

[Images sources: 1 & 2]

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