Rated 5 out of 5 by Sweetbee Perfect!
I love this piece. I needed a narrow console to hold my two violins that would make them easily accessible This is perfect and sturdy. Yet gorgeous without being weighty! Just love it! I add the "pretty" things on top! Thanks so much! (Packed very well!)
November 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Provence14 Looks okay, but glass shelf didn't fit
This is a lovely piece if you aren't looking for something high end. And, I guess it's hard to expect a high end look at a value price. My biggest complaint was that the bottom shelf didn't fit. The frame was warped or the shelf was too long, so that only three corners fit inside the frame. The other stuck up slightly. I contacted Ballard, and they apologized, reordered, and I waited for the replacement. They did give "white glove" so I didn't have to package up the defective piece and they also unpackaged the new one. Good thing they did, because when they brought the new console, it had the same problem. So, back they both went.
November 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meb5280 Elegant and simple!
This piece is the perfect size, scale, finish, and feel for that little bit of needed extra space in our dining room/living room.
July 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TweetEByrd perfect size for my needs
I bought the matching side table as well as this console. I love both. The console is the perfect size to display items, such as a small flat screen tv and coffee table books, without projecting out too far from the wall. This helps my smallish tv room look bigger and more organized. I am likely to buy another of these consoles to put in my dining room- I like it that much.
April 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kdm80 Beautiful table, great value for the $
Received this table a few weeks ago to go in the corner of our dining room. We wanted a narrow table that wouldn't jut too far into the room and impact the ability to move around the dining table, and this console table fit the bill perfectly. While it's not very deep, it's still functional, and will be great for serving beverages, holding dishes, etc. when we have dinner. Plus it's just a pretty piece of furniture and adds a nice decorative accent to the room. Assembly was extremely easy - just drop in the glass shelves and it's good to go, and it seems very sturdy.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by georgiangirl I have now purchased 4 of these consoles. I love their size and the fretwork in gold. I understand they also now have them in a silver finish.
They allow for great decorating versatility. They are easy to unbox and set-up. The quality on my last 2 was even better then the quality on the earlier ones I purchased several years ago. I would recommend adding fretwork to all 3 shelves for even more bling! The glass shelves provide a light airy feel and they go with everything - love them!
January 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2bgourmet Looks Great!
This shelf came packaged well. All you have to do is unwrap it and put the glass shelves in. Looks Great!
November 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MorrocanStyle Love but not the right color shown
I love this piece but the gold is more of a dark brass. I was looking for something more gold so I gently sand papered the piece and it is now light gold. Great size for small spaces.
August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mar56b Just insert glass and assembly is done
Great looking, well constructed table. The table is fully assembled, except for the glass inserts. I love the extra display space.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Seasaw Love it!
I recently bought the Grand Marquis Console and absolutely love it!
It has a wonderful aged patina and the size is perfect! I have received so many compliments on it. It has a lot of character and very roomy yet slim.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seahawksrock Beautiful, elegant accessory piece
Love, love, love this piece. The narrow dimensions are perfect and the glass shelves provide display space but keep the look light over heavy dark wood shelves. The color is a burnished gold, and displayed with mercury glass pieces is a perfect blend of silver and gold. It ties my silver collectibles with my Stiffel lamp for a well balanced juxtoposition of materials and styles.
February 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by nest Color is indeed not accurate
Before purchasing the console I read prior reviews, so I was prepared for the gold color to not be as bright as what is shown in the photos. The previous reviews were indeed correct. I'd say the color is actually more bronze. Either way, it was still a great purchase and if I want to brighten it up a bit I can always apply some Rub-N-Buff.
The narrow depth of the console was just what I needed for a space in my dining room. The fretwork at the top also gives it a nice transitional look.
The assembly was piece of cake. The most time consuming part was removing it from the packaging, but being well wrapped and protected is a good thing!
Also, I have younger children (3yr. and 6yr.) so I was a little worried that this piece might be too fragile. I was relieved to see how heavy of a piece this actually is. I do look forward to when my youngest child is a little older so I can actually use it to display some of my breakables.
Overall, the console a very nice piece, just a tad darker than I would have liked.
December 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bahamamama Functional and stylish
Love this piece. Fits nicely behind a sofa in sun room. I like that it is airy, yet heavy enough to withstand a child bumping into it. Quality construction and elegant appearance.
December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Satisfiedstill Withstands the test of time
I bought this console from the catalog over 10 years ago and love it to this day. Its slim profile fits well in the dining room allowing for a large table and ample seating while providing generous storage for my 'china'. Styles come and go, but this piece has been timeless. I'd buy it again today!
November 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by tburk perfect for small dining room
the item arrived in perfect condition and promptly
October 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by UpdatingMama Love the size
This is the rare console/buffet that is very shallow. I needed a shallow depth furniture item for my small dining area. It fits perfectly. My major disappointment and the reason for not giving it a higher rating is that the color is NOWHERE NEAR the one shown in the catalog and online. It is more of a tarnished bronze than a plated gold or golf leaf look. I was specifically looking for something metallic to mix up with my otherwise heavy wood look. This is a dull brown like wood would be.
It would be great to see a similar product with a slightly updated look (less fluting, cleaner lines, muted metallic) ala Worlds Away or Oly items.
All said though I am definitely not returning as it fits and finding something that fits has been HARD.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cat71 Looks very elegant.
I was looking for a slim piece for my great room and this was exactly what I needed. The glass shelves look airy and the gold tone looks very stately. The room is quite formal and this piece fits in well. There was no assembly other than laying the glass into the shelves.
It can be useful for serving as it wide but only 12" deep. Very pleased with this purchase.
August 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SouthernDecor Excellent quality
This piece was perfect for my small guest room. It is narrow enough to leave room to walk around the bed but has plenty of shelf space to display items for guests (lamp, magazines, clock, etc.). The finish is beautiful and the console is very well made and quite heavy. It also arrived in perfect condition. I love it!
July 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jacksonvillegal Heavy but beautiful!
I live in a small condo and have always wanted a buffet to define my dining space. This console has been my favorite purchase by far! The depth is perfect for stacking plates and stemware, as shown in the picture, and it does not take up to much space in my home. It is very sturdy and holds a LOT of items. My only advice it to have someone with you if you need to pick it up or bring it up stairs (as I did). I was alone and very overwhelmed at the size and weight of the box! The labor was truly worth it though, as I love my piece.
May 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by diningdiva88 I was surprised how perfect this item fit my needs
The console was perfect! I needed some storage in my dining room but didn't have much room and this narrow console did the trick. It also gives me an opportunity to showcase some beautiful and colorful items when I am not using it for dining essentials
May 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by stylelatte Perfect size for small space!
This piece fits beautifully in my small dining room. It is beautiful and elegant looking. The antique gold looks more bronze and not very metallic but still beautiful. Very sturdy piece, does not rock back and forth, that's how I test the quality! It comes in a large box, no assembly required. All you need to do is put the glass into the shelves. Shipping by truck was very fast as well! Love this piece!!
May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Helron This product is beautiful.
I bought this console for my bedroom. I hung a great mirror over it. It holds my candles and crystal pieces. It is a classic piece.
April 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jumponasale Exactly as described
Very versatile piece for a good price! Easy to assemble and solid.
April 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by p22903 Very happy
I waited two years for this product (1) to be back in stock, and (2) on sale. I am so glad I finally took the plunge and bought it. It is lovely - heavy with great features. As others mentioned - it is ideal for many spaces due to its narrow depth. I especially love the fretwork gallery along the back and old burnished gold color. Now - I wish you would offer it in an etagere - Ballards, are you listening?
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TucsonGal Looks Beautiful!
This console looks great in a hard-to-decorate area where my living room and kitchen come together. It is of good quality and was simple to assemble. I would describe the color as "old gold" as it definitely is metallic, but matte rather than shiny. Good purchase for me!
December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by FourBeanSalad LOVE IT!!
I am crazy about this console! I searched for a long time for something that would fit into a rather narrow space in my living room and it was perfect. The quality is great. I paired it with the large Bellesol Mirror and it looks divine! Love this purchase.
March 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happyshopper2011 Love it! It's perfect!!
My console just arrived and I was able to take it out of the box myself. It is put together, and all you need to do is lay the glass shelves in. It is the perfect size, and I loved the color though I have to agree with the previous reviewer about the color. It is a bit darker, however, it really works with some of my other pieces of furniture that has the same color of nail heads, or lamp base, etc. It would be nice if you could zoom in on the piece, and Ballard's should post a sample color along with the piece. All in all, it really is a terrific piece for the price!!
September 19, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Michigania Color not accurate.
The console is a very nice and heavy piece of furniture, but unfortunately, the color is not what is seen in the picture. The actual color is darker and more "antique" looking than the gold seen in the photo. The uprights are also ribbed like roman columns which you can't see in the photo either. Overall, I liked the piece, however, please be prepared for a darker color and not a bright gold as shown.
September 13, 2011