Geometric and exuberant, the Ellipse recalls the height of the Art Deco movement. Bill Sofield revisits that taste for exotic materials used in equally exotic ways. The outer case is a swirling Pimenteira veneer, handsome in a Walnut finish but openly glamorous in an optional Silver Pearl rub-highlighting the grain and hand-colored to a pearl effect. Recessed mirror top and a similarly recessed lacquer base.
Just as polished Walnut and exotic materials like pearl or ivory brought drama to the best period pieces, the Ellipse captures that same spark. Floats easily in a high traffic area, possibly just the right accent between chairs. Outstanding as a nightstand.