Antique Console Radios
Console radios are so large, they are designed to sit in a wooden cabinet on the floor. The cabinet is generally taller than it is wide, and the controls may be located on the front or top. One variety, the chairside, is smaller, with controls on the top of the console to provide easy access from an armchair. Because of their enormous size, console radios, which had their heyday in the 1930s, were treated as home decor—one part furniture,...