This table is a tribute to the iconic Texas Longhorn – a unique breed descended from Spanish cattle brought to the new world by Christopher Columbus that later intermixed with the European livestock of early American settlers. The result was a lean, hearty, and often ornery bovine with a knack for self-reliance that many Texans identify with to this day.
The tabletop is two pieces of bookmatched Texas Pecan with eye-catching spalted figure and color commensurate with that famously multi hued and patterned breed. The ends of the top are curved like those mighty horns as are the Texas Mesquite bowtie keys that hold the two halves together and yet apart.
The table’s base is select grade Texas Mesquite and is carefully proportioned to convey a rangy sinewy strength. Both sides of the table feature the exclusive design combination of the Republic of Texas seal sporting carved horns.
The legs are emblazoned with distinctive cattle brands from the frontier days of Texas through 1860. An incredible variety of personal symbols, they include the registered marks of Stephen F. Austin, José Antonio Navarro, the Alamo mission, Oliver Loving, and many other pioneers. More information on each of the brands is provided with two companion wall art pieces that are included with the table.
The ends of the table are a nod to the state institution so intrinsically associated with the longhorn. The University of Texas tower is represented with spalted Pecan and antiqued steel. The familiar blaze of burnt orange is provided by the shelf which is wrapped in genuine top grain leather and embellished with decorative star upholstery tacks.
Last but not least, antiqued steel rings and longhorn hooves carved from spalted Pecan provide a solid foundation. The finish is a European hardwax oil that has been hand rubbed to a satin sheen.