This is the first time in 13 years of business that we’ve had this elusive WItco Dining Table. The base on this is really a spectacle of pure tiki madness. The box-pedestal style is also interesting and unique in the way it evokes the look of an old printing press. Solid Western Red Cedar from top to bottom on this carved creation. Plenty of detail all around the table-top edge, lets you know this is from the wild world of Witco. Not for the faint of heart, but isn’t that the best part?
This sinuous, dark cedar has been painstakingly detailed by our in-house restoration team to both preserve the patina and address any imperfections in the wood. Lightly recolored and clear-coated to accentuate and preserve the character. This highly collectible and hard-to-find table was born of the jet-set era. The 1960s was the golden age of air travel and Americans were absolutely fascinated with “Exotica.” Ephemera from exotic tropical lands around South Asia were all the rage and gave birth to an explosion of tiki motifs in popular American culture.
Robert Post Junior and Artist William Westenhaver Created Witco in 1959. The two capitalized on the exotica trend by creating lavishly bold, roughly carved wood furniture and decor. The delightfully dramatic furniture was so beloved during the period that Elvis created an entire “Jungle Room” in his Graceland home featuring Witco furniture! Witco remains a mainstay among collectors today. You can even see original Witco pieces still in use at Graceland, and other iconic tiki venues like Polynesian Gardens, the Hawaiian Inn, and the Aku Tiki Inn all located in Florida.
Dimensions: 59.5”- 71.5” Long x 41.5” Wide x 28.5” High
One leaf: 12” Wide
We have other Witco items available including the four red dining chairs seen with the table, conquistador chairs in new leopard upholstery, Witco end table, and Witco cat. All of these pieces are sold separate. Contact us if you are interested in any of the other Witco pieces.
Condition: Wear consistent with age and use. Good vintage condition. Fully detailed top to bottom. New clear coat finish on table top. Mar imperfections on wood look authentic to the style and do not stand out. Leaf has very slight warp and does not sit completely flush to the table ends.