During the 18th century the French dining room was minimally decorated with furniture - usually just a dining table, chairs and a dessert table or two. At this point in time, no one thought it necessary to display china for everyone to see and those cupboards were kept in the kitchen. The tables dessertes form was a combination of a console and an etagere - usually long, with narrow proportions and several shelves for storage. This neoclassic adaptation of French dessert tables has two shallow drawers with finger pulls for flat storage over three long shelves with raised block details on square tapered legs. Suited for dining service or equally at home in an entryway, hallway or behind a sofa.