Reproduction Retro Salvaged Finial
Wood: Spalted Wood of Some Sort
Dimensions: Measures 4 3/4 inches wide and stands 8 1/2 inches tall
Finish: Danish Oil
For Indoor Use Only; Not For Use With Food
I came upon this lovely bit of broken tree after Hurricane Irma. I can't say for sure what it is. In fact I can't even hazard a guess. What I can tell you is that it was mealy and spalted and uncooperative to work with. As I worked the top a large chunk dislodged itself. That's how the piece came to be called "retro salvaged" as in something old and broken off of something else. In my mind this finial looks like it broke off an old staircase banister or some other wood work from an ancient building.
Even though the piece broke I couldn't give up on it because of the beautiful colors created by the spalting.
This piece is not for everyone.
It is a bit odd.
A little quirky as well.
However there is some special place in someone's home or office that desperately needs this piece.
Is that place in your home?