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RCB Pedestal Tables


These tables are constructed from brass sheet, patinaed, and bolted together, in the manner we use for wallpieces. Including the top, the standard size tables are about 23" tall - ideal as sofa endtables - and the base is 13" square. Tables are available in almost any set of our patinas, and I can tailor them to a wide range of heights. The small inset in the top (5" square) is best in a contrasting color, or with a knotwork inset. Knotwork insets are drawn from scratch, etched, patinaed, and relieved; each will be unique. The 15"x15"x½" glass top can be purchased locally or online.


The standard size pedestal tables (23") start at $1800, without glass. Low oblong tables start at $2000, and tall pedestals (36-40") start at $2900. Prices are higher for pieces with knotwork, repoussé faces, 'patchwork' sides, or other embellishments. E-mail me for more information on purchasing tables or commissioning a piece for your particular space. Simple height variations within this range will be in the same price range as my standard offerings.


See below for tall pedestal table, low oblong table, coffee table, and octagon table.





Standard Pedestal Table

— about 23 inches tall, for a 15 inch square glass top —





RCB Pedestal Table
Pedestal table #23 shown: brown (outsides), brown flame-colored copper (inset sides), and brown on flame-oxidized creaseformed brass top.
[Available at our studio, or you can order one from me]




RCB Pedestal Table
Pedestal table #22, "Morada," shown: white ochre fading to white blue-green (outsides), blue-green fading to pigmented blue (inset sides), and distressed blue-green inset top.
[Available at our studio, or you can order one from me]




RCB Pedestal Table
Pedestal table #19, "Sands," shown: distressed white ochre (outsides), brown copper (inset sides) and distressed black inset top.
[Available at Mackerel Sky or through ArtfulHome.com, or you can order one from me]




RCB Pedestal Table
Pedestal table #13, "Lapis Pool," shown: dark green (outsides), brown (inset sides) and antique blue inset top.
[Available at Mackerel Sky or through ArtfulHome.com, or you can order one from me]




RCB Pedestal Table - with patchwork copper sides and creaseform top
Pedestal table #14 shown: white ochre (outsides), patchwork brown-on-brown copper (inset sides) and relieved black creaseform brass inset top.
This table was designed as a commission, and in consultation with the client. It includes two innovations for my tables (the patchwork copper and the creaseformed top), devised in response to the client's ideas on color and her interest in having a unique and dramatic new design for her table. Working with a client on a new design like this is a pleasure, and takes me in new directions.
[This table was made on commission; contact me if you are interested in a similar design.]




RCB Pedestal Table - with patchwork copper sides
Pedestal table #15 shown: black (outsides), patchwork red copper (inset sides) and stone grey inset top.
This table is the 'dark twin' to pedestal table #14. When discussing colors and designs with the client who commissioned #14, I got ideas for another combination of colors based on the same patchwork copper inset sides, but using red copper rather than brown (merely a different heat effect), and pairing it with black patina for a bold and dark overall table. The result was this table.
[This table is sold, but you can order one in these colors through ArtfulHome.com, or direct from me. Note that the red copper patchwork will come out very differently on each table.]




RCB Pedestal Table - with repoussé face
Pedestal table #9, 'Narcissus', shown: dark green (outsides), stone grey (inset sides) and brown-on-brown copper repoussé face inset top.
This table is a collaboration. David hammered the face in copper, in the process called 'repoussé', which involves shaping sheet copper with hammers and punches by hammering into a leather sandbag, but with no forms or molds. The face is thus made entirely freehand and is unique.
[This table is sold, but the color combination (with a unique face or with no face) can still be made. All faces will be unique. Contact me for more information or to order.]




RCB Pedestal Table - with random etch
Pedestal table #7 shown: silver brown (outsides), silver (inset sides) and relieved ferric chloride yellow random etched inset top.
The yellow color of the top piece was pure serendipity. It came about from resting overnight in the nearly-exhausted ferric chloride etchant used to etch the splatter-painted pattern. It probably cannot be repeated.
[This table is sold, and unfortunately the patina of the top cannot be repeated.]




RCB Pedestal Table
Pedestal table #6 shown: brown (outsides), silver brown (inset sides) and brushwork square-in-square red copper inset top.
[This table is sold; contact me to order one in these colors.]




RCB Pedestal Table
Pedestal table #5 shown: silver (outsides), black (inset sides) and silver brown inset top.
[This table is sold; contact me to order one in these colors.]




RCB Pedestal Table - with knotwork panel - square knot (each table's knot is unique)
Pedestal table #4 shown: ochre (outsides), black ochre (inset sides), and relieved ochre knotwork inset top
[Currently available; contact me for more information or to order.]




RCB Pedestal Table - blue column
Pedestal table #3 shown: silver (outsides), pigmented blue (inset sides) and spray blue-black (Turkish stone) inset top.
[This table is sold; contact me to order one in these colors.]




RCB Pedestal Table - red spot
Pedestal table #2 shown: black (outsides), silver (inset sides) and red copper inset top. Red is extremely variable.
[This table is sold, but the color combination can still be made. It may be purchased from me directly or through ArtfulHome.com]




RCB Pedestal Table - with knotwork panel - round knot (each table's knot is unique)
Pedestal table #1 shown: white ochre (outsides), dark green (inset sides), and relieved black knotwork inset top
[This table is sold, but the color combination (with a unique knot, or with no knot) can still be made. Contact me to order one in these colors and style.]




Tall Pedestal Table

— about 40 inches tall (other heights available), for a 15 inch square glass top —




RCB Tall Pedestal Table
Tall Pedestal Table #4 shown: dark green fading to blue-green (outsides), brown copper (inset sides), and blue-green top. (approx. 36" tall)
[Available at our studio, or you can order one from me]




RCB Tall Pedestal Table
Tall Pedestal Table #4 shown: brown (outsides), brown copper (inset sides), and brown on flame-oxidized creaseformed brass top. (approx. 36" tall)
[Showing at Pinnacle Gallery, or you can order one from me]




RCB Tall Pedestal Table
Tall Pedestal Table #3 shown: brown (outsides), brown copper (inset sides), and red copper inset top.
[Showing at North Bay Gallery, or you can order one from me]




RCB Tall Pedestal Table - with random abstract etched panel
Tall Pedestal Table #2 shown: brown (outsides), brown copper (inset sides), and relieved burnt brown abstract etched inset top.
[This table was made on commission; contact me to order one in these colors.]




RCB Tall Pedestal Table - with random abstract etched panel
Tall Pedestal Table #1 shown: dark green (outsides), mottle (inset sides), and relieved black abstract etched inset top.
[Available at Mackerel Sky, or you can order one from me]




Low Oblong Table

— about 15½ inches tall, for a 15×28 inch glass top —




RCB Low Oblong Table
Low oblong table #2 shown: brown (outsides), white ochre (inset sides) and brown mottle inset top.
[This table is sold, but the color combination can still be made. Contact me to order one in these colors and style. Note that the mottled top patina will vary from table to table.]




RCB Low Oblong Table - openwork scrap inset
Low oblong table #1 shown: white ochre (outsides), distressed white ochre (inset sides) and flame-oxidized openwork scrap inset top.
[Available at our studio, or you can order one from me]




Large Coffee Table

— 17 inches tall, for a 24×48 inch glass top —




RCB Coffee Table (one of a kind) brown body with flame-oxidized brass openwork scrap faces, with red flame-colored copper inclusions.
$2450 without glass [Available at our studio] ]




Octagon Coffee Table

— about 17 inches tall, for a 30 or 36 inch round glass top —




RCB Octagon Table - with zakhrafa knotwork
I designed the octagon table partly as an experiment in the structure, but primarily as a vehicle for a piece of zakhrafa - Arabesque knotwork design. The brass surface is etched away to leave the knotwork high. Then the piece is patinaed, and the surface relieved with sandpaper to bring up the design through the patination. I have not done as much knotwork in the Islamic style as I have in the Celtic, but I have always been fascinated by it. The table is intended to take a standard, easily available, 30" or 36" round glass top. The 30" top is shown.
[This table is sold and this precise knotwork design will not be repeated.
Contact me if you are interested in a piece in this style,
with its own unique knotwork pattern or with other decoration.]