I have never been fascinated with tables until I started working at the Hauser Gallery.
Originally the word comes from the Latin tabula meaning a board, plank or slab. But oh what art a slab may be, and we have a few spectacular “slabs” of which we are especially proud.
One made of stone>>>>>>>>>
An antique cast iron singer sewing stand supports a wood frame inlaid with jasper, petrified wood and various agates. The table is 70 years old and was made by a man for his quilting wife. Of course the geometric design is evocative of a quilting design and the stand speaks for itself…
One made of glass>>>>>>….a mermaid
She lays in motionless fluidity beneath the calm glass of the table.
And one of wood>>>>>>>
Not just made of wood, but redwood, and not just redwood, but curly redwood which has a wonderfully wild and curly grain to it.
Table manners and tables matter…the great
art of the slab.