Tables, all designed by New York society decorators Herter Brothers for the Vanderbilts. All fancy. What else would they have wanted.

Console table. Neo-Grecian in style.1869-71.
Console table. Neo-Grecian in style.1869-71. Maple with rosewood inlay and parcel gilt. Attributed to Herter Brothers. Underside of velvet covered top hand-inscribed in graphite “W.H. Vanderbilt / 40 [St.?]” Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/the-william-h-vanderbilt-neo-grec-parcel-gilt-and-6097228-details.aspx
Table. Before 1887. Renaissance Revival in style.
Table. Before 1887. Renaissance Revival in style. Has The inlaid malachite ribbons surround the lapis lazuli medallions which are inset with mother-of-pearl. Belonged to Frederick William Vanderbilt. Image Copyright 2019 © Antiquarian Traders, Inc. Fair use license. via http://antiquariantraders.com/shop-antiques/tables/american-renaissance-revival-herter-brothers-table/
Console table used in the drawing room of the William H. Vanderbilt mansion on Fifth Avenue.
Console table used in the drawing room of the William H. Vanderbilt mansion on Fifth Avenue. Classical-Assyrian-Renaissance Revival fusion in style with gilding and an Egyptian alabaster top in a motif of opposing griffins and cornucopias satyrs’ masks that flank a central pillar of abalone. The carved legs are encrusted with teardrop garlands. 1881-1882. Gilded wood, alabaster, and mother-of-pearl. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/631986
Console table commissioned for the ground floor atrium. ca. 1881-82. Marble, silverplate and bronze.
Console table commissioned for the ground floor atrium of the William H. Vanderbilt residence at 640 Fifth Avenue. ca. 1881-82. Marble, silverplate and bronze. Image © 2017 Dallas Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://collections.dma.org/artwork/3101582

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