Two beautiful, unique custom tables by Francis Whittaker, America's premier ornamental iron worker/blacksmith. He trained in Germany, where he worked under master blacksmith, Julius Schramm of Berlin. He was a hero to blacksmiths across the country for a lifetime devoted to preserving an almost lost craft and raising the standards of the blacksmith's art.
The federal government came as close as it could to declaring him a national cultural treasure in 1997, when he was honored at the White House by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of 11 National Heritage Fellows, one of the few remaining NEA prizes earmarked for individuals.
Architect Henry Hill commissioned these tables for his client Shirley Todd for her custom home in the Berkeley Highlands. They were created by Whittaker at his Forge in the forest in 1955.
Wrought iron legs, solid walnut tops.
Condition: Overall great. Cleaned and polished
28.5"W x 69"L x 28.5" high
$2379 for both.