The Louis XV console table is indisputably a more decorative rather than utilitarian piece. In finely carved wood, lacquered or gilded, it is co-ordinated with the panelling in the room, positioned on a trumeau and surmounted by a mirror. Its preferred placement is opposite the fireplace.
The Louis XV console is a true hallmark of the rococo style: its curves spotlight the generously shapely, asymmetrical forms. Its plateau is in coloured marble (blue, green, veined white, orange or red). It rests on two arched legs, sheathed in an abundance of carved decorations. It incorporates rococo themes (extravagant, highly worked): the asymmetrical shell, the woman's head encircled with stones, intertwined foliage, coiled flowers, birds, and fruits.