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( Above Photo: Antique French Empire Side Table Pharo Leg Circa 1920 )
The gueridon is a small table standing on at least one column, which can be in the form of a sculptured mythological or human figure. When it first emerged in 17th-century France, it became a great way of decorating the home. The first Gueridon tables had supports modeled on African, Greek, and Ancient Egyptian human traditional figures.
On its own, a gueridon table can act as the perfect decoration. However, its use went beyond that. In palaces and upscale French and English homes, the tables held candelabrum and flower vases.
Gueridon tables have other decorations besides the attractive supports – including termini, tripods, columns, and mythological figures. For example, the tables had carved decorative motifs and were gilded. Even though wood formed the base material, gueridon tables featured enamel and silver.
( Above Photo: Empire Occasional Table Kingwood Ormolu Side )
Gueridon tables are excellent for decorating any room in the home. Apart from that, they can serve many functions in any room in your home. There are many ways you can use a Gueridon table in the living room. It is great for holding drinks, table lamps, books, magazines, and TV remotes. Besides, the table can serve as a decoration or hold flower vases and other decorative items.
( Above Photo: Single French Antique Side Table - Empire )
One of the best ways to use gueridon tables is as end tables. You can put a gueridon table on each love seat or couch on each side. Ideally, it should stand at an equal distance from the arms of the chairs to create a symmetrical look. Besides, a gueridon table can stand perfectly near a window and display a small vignette.
( Above Photo: Empire Side Table Parquetry Inlay Cocktail Tables Ormolu Mounts )
If you intend to place furniture away from the walls, fill the resultant space using a gueridon table. It is the perfect way to provide a reliable surface for accent lighting. Also, it could serve as a console table or as a divider of the space behind the sofa and next to the wall. They can only work as sofa tables if their height is at least that of the back of the couch.
( Above Photo: Pair French Tables - Empire Ormolu Porcelain Side Tables Rams Heads Floral )
Apart from serving many purposes in the sitting room, gueridon tables can also do several purposes in the foyer. For example, you can use them as console tables. You can place the table close to the door and use it to hold keys, wallets, and other smaller items.
( Above Photo: Empire Occasional Table - Silver Plate Side Maiden Legs )
Did you know that a gueridon table can act as the perfect nightstand or bedside table? You can use it to hold lamps, books, and other smaller items. The quintessential nightstand should also keep eyeglasses, alarm clocks, telephones, water cups, etc. You can have one gueridon table on either side of the bed to create a sense of symmetry.
Even though invented in the 17th century, Gueridon tables are still attractive enough to improve your interior décor. They are also multi-functional and can sit virtually anywhere in the house. Get your gueridon table from our shop and use it to turn around your home’s interior décor completely.
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