American Eagle “Freedom Is Not Free” Console Table – ET1776
A Master Hand Carved Original Work Of Artist H. J. Nick Built For The United States White House Oval Office
To Remind The Sitting President And All Americans That Made In The USA Is Important To Our Freedom And Common Sense Is The Glue That Bonds Us All To The American Dream
Celebrating Our Immigrant Forefathers, The Working Man, Risk Takers That Dare To Dream
FOR OVER TWO HUNDRED YEARS BEING A PROUD AMERICAN HAS STOOD FOR FREEDOM TO BELIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES A LITTLE LONGER
American Eagle Console Table: Master Hand Carved Floating Top Table
Throughout history, many great architects have put their own twist on the iconic eagle console table. Examples of this type of table can be found throughout Europe, including Italy and France just to name a few. This type of table was also popular during the American Neoclassical movement of the late 19th century. Today, renowned artist and designer H.J. Nick of ArtFactory.com is commemorating America's economic renaissance in the 21st century has designed this eagle console table to be the finest ever made. A true world class celebration of both historically inspired arts and crafts, and America’s historic national bird.
This table is an original, hand carved work of fine art. Additionally, it has been hand hewn with mortise and tenon joinery. This type of craftsmanship makes for a table that is built to stand the test of time. Finally, the table has been hand finished using a 23 step process beginning with a walnut stain & hand rubbed finish. Our multi-step finishing process gives your furnishing that enhances the natural grain of the wood, and creates a natural patina that will stand the test of time. These high relief, detailed carvings include both positive and negative levels that cannot be achieved using any CNC machine. Every feather and talon has been intricately carved by the hands of one of our fine art master carvers.
Size: (Width: 80", Height: 35", Depth: 26")
American Eagle Console Table Granite Inlay And Wrought Iron Specifications
The American Eagle Console Table features a black, granite inlaid, table top. At ArtFactory.com all of our stone, marble, and granite is hand cut, on site, by our expert stone masons. We import the highest quality materials from quarries worldwide to provide for a quality of table top that is unmatched anywhere. This also allows us to offer our world class quality stonework in any color of your choosing. When when it comes to stone, marble, and granite, we only deal in the genuine article, and we never use faux or manufactured stones. What this means to you is a furnishing that is built to investment quality, with future antiquity value.
The table also features a solid wrought iron base, trestle, and undercarriage for structural support. This bass is hand forged by our classically trained blacksmiths using old world techniques. In other words, our wrought iron products are hand forged by master artists using fire, hammer, and anvil. Furthermore, all of our solid wrought iron is advance patinated by hand using a multi-step, heat applied process. Our fine art, iron oxide patina process makes for a finish that looks good from day one, then looks better as time goes on.
Freedom Is Not Free Table: Symbolism And Historic Interpretation
Art can play an important role in political and social discourse, often serving as a potent symbol for various concepts and ideologies. Award winning artist H.J. Nick’s “Freedom Is Not Free” carved foyer table makes use of the image of the bald eagle, to represent strength, freedom, and the American spirit. In American symbolism, the bald eagle is a significant emblem, representing the country's values of freedom and democracy.
This hand-carved table depicting an eagle, is a representation of these ideas. The artist has used the image of the eagle and the physical manifestation of the table to convey a tangible connection between the values symbolized by the eagle, and the concrete actions that need to be taken to uphold those values. The table symbolizes a "high price of blood and treasure," to suggest the sacrifices many individuals have made to uphold the values of freedom. The phrase "freedom is not free" is used to signify the struggles and sacrifices that people have endured to secure and maintain their freedoms.
Finally, a "floating table top on the eagle wings" suggests that these freedoms, while supported and uplifted by the strength and courage symbolized by the eagle, are in a constant state of delicacy and require continual support and defense.
American Eagle Historical Inspiration
Since Roman times the eagle has been used as a symbol of strength. The American, or bald eagle has represented the United States since it's first appearance on our national seal in 1782. A committee that included founding fathers Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Ben Franklin designed the seal. Congress adopted the seal as official in June of 1782. The eagle now appears on everything from currency, to buildings, flags, and government documents. Because of this, the bald eagle is widely considered to be an American icon. Now, you can celebrate all things America, and the arts and crafts with this unique, one-of-a-kind, American Eagle Console Table.
Reference: How The Eagle Became America's National Bird
More About Artist H.J. Nick
It has been well documented over the years that Artist H. J. Nick has always been extremely proud of his French and Italian roots. The grandson of hard working immigrants, that worked proudly as contributing members of the American Dream since the mid 1840s. His family never achieved great wealth, partly due to his father being left on a church step with a note with his name. On top of that, his father's mother died at his birth in 1906. His father was fostered out, and worked as child labor in the under ground coal mines beginning at the age of 12. Later, H.J. Nick's father, as he became older volunteered for two tours in WW2. He brought his three sons up to believe in America, and that freedom was not free.
A Belief In The American Dream
He also believed that the American dream was only achieved by honest hard work and respect for others, as well as our country. H.J. Nick was fortunate to also have a strong, first generation immigrant mother, who instilled his faith in God, country, education, and the American dream. Even after his father became disabled due to a mine cave in, this spirit was still alive in H.J. Nick throughout his meager beginnings.
His contribution is this company ArtFactory.com that has always been a celebration of these immigrants that were never recognized for their great contributions. This American Eagle Console Table is a part of his attempt, along with his offering of the Presidential Oval Office Desk, which he designed to remind whoever was President, that MADE IN THE USA is important to American society and its economy. The American Eagle Console Table is intended to be an offering to be a companion piece to the Presidential Oval Office Desk.
American Eagle Console Table Info
- American hand made wood furniture
- Solid, full length timber, air dried (never kiln dried) natural wood
- Custom solid wood furniture, hand crafted using mortise and tenon joinery
- Hand rubbed, 10 process finish on all custom wood furnishings
- Solid hand forged wrought iron hardware - no hollow iron or fake castings
- Available in any wood types, stain and patina finishes
- Built in the original craft - not reproduction
- Order any size or style furniture custom designed for your residential or commercial space
- Available in solid wood, optional hand carvings, full grain leather and high quality fabrics where applicable
- All custom furniture is guaranteed forever - backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship
ArtFactory.com, is a custom furniture, door, and gate manufacturer based in Scottsdale, Arizona, featuring designs by H. J. Nick. We have been designing and building some of the world's finest furnishings all handcrafted in America since 1913. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a big WOW factor and timeless elegance. They all want investment value furnishings that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality, or the personality of the environment for which the designer custom furnishings is intended.
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