Décor Dictionary: Sofa Table

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Sofa Table: a high, long, narrow table positioned behind a sofa to display both decorative and functional items, such as lamps. Dating back to the late 18th century, sofa tables originally featured a drop leaf on either side and often contained one or more shallow drawers. Sofa tables have since evolved – gone are the drop leaves, although most modern sofa tables still have drawers. 

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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.

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