Even the very old can be very new again. Thomas Pheasant views classical architecture-like the column-as something beyond period or style. For the Column series, the pedestals are the focus of the table. Coved and faceted columns simply taper. Two horizontally scribed sections offer visual relief. Optional brass bands, each with decorative riveting, suggest an accessorized look. A total of six pedestals support each table, an "H" configuration , with joined columns at each end and joined center columns paralleling the long dimension. The top is mahogany with a reverse slip match field and a quartered border. This version includes two fillers. The drama of the base will motivate some owners to show it without the side chairs until they become necessary. The configuration of the legs allows for maximum seating, at least 14 in this case. Creatively, the Column series provides an alternative to a conference table.