Vintage Metal Juliet Balcony Console Tables
Where will you find two “mirror” console tables with the history of these metal Juliet balcony tables? It’s a rare find. The modern black steel framing of an artifact makes these console tables more museum quality; old and new together making a rustic modern vibe.
A friend of mine scours the world’s flea markets for the rare metal artifact, from buildings that have been torn down to functional pieces of furniture. He is a rare bird that finds joy in the unique find and loves metal like I love wood. He says these metal brackets are the things that hold up the balcony, versus the balustrade. To fully understand a balcony and its purpose, the word derives from Italian “balcone” meaning scaffold. So romantic. Juliet balconies (named after Shakespeare’s Juliet of course) are usually part of an upper floor, hence the calling out for Romeo. Usually balconies are an integral part of any architectural building, so it’s ridiculously hard to find fragments that are built into a building.
Massive, beveled piano-shaped iron work from the 1800s comes in a left and a right version perfect for a long hallway, behind a long sectional, as nightstands, or flanking either side of the fireplace. Built-ins are out! The solid iron is framed in black steel and it showcases its untouched finish with a rough-hewn wood top.
Oh, Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou? The search is over: you’ve hit the jackpot.