Rated 5 out of 5 by Cazzy Beautiful piece, accurately described
I had been looking for a "pedestal" to use as a base to feature a sculture of a head that my daughter had made. It is a dramatic piece and I needed something to set it off on a table. This was an excellent solution. I bought the small size but it is very substantial and has considerable detail. I am delighted with the purchase and would highly recommend it. It can be used for multiple purposes.
October 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by phyltx Pedestals
I just love these decorative pedestals. They are the perfect height to display and hold my wine. They are beautiful, functional and versatile. Totally in love with them.
September 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kabby Capital idea
This will be used in many ways. It is a base for a special vase at the moment, but it will be used for displaying special seasonal decor and to provide a grandstand for dishes/desserts for entertaining!
August 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by larrykas Unbelievable quality
the medici capitals are superior in quality and very beautiful.Our houseplants the beautiful sitting on them
May 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJTack Gorgeous Piece
This was a very substantial piece and was packaged very well. I placed it on a dining room table to showcase a centerpiece and it really transforms the centerpiece and even the table. It is heavy and I, of course, wouldn't drag it as it could scratch a surface. However, the Medici is very evenly proportioned and rests on the "soft" parts of the legs, so possible scratching really isn't a concern despite the heaviness of the piece. However, I do have it sitting on a runner, just in case. It is a substantial piece of decor and the price is quite reasonable. Enjoy!
January 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by allypoo Excellent buy!
I am sooooo pleased w/these, they really make a statement when a beloved object is placed on top! Extremely classy!
December 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dani564 Nice, but color is "off"
Just received my medici capital (medium size) today ... arrived very quickly. True to what others have mentioned, it is pretty stark white, much whiter than depicted online, at least on my computer monitor. Plus it has a vanilla/yellowish undertone.
No worries, though ... I already anticipated applying a light stain to get the color and depth I wanted. Took some leftover wood stain and applied it lightly, wiping immediately with a dry cloth to get the desired effect. Now, it's perfect! Will use it in so many ways. Have been eyeing this beauty for a long time and glad I finally decided to purchase.
December 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boxergirl Classy Looking
Well made Classic Medici capital. What a decorating must have for any room. I use it in my marble bathroom w/jacuzzi tub, it looks gorgeous. Sturdy artful piece for having that unique look! I would definitely recommend this product to a friend.
August 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Giodi nice but not as pictured in catalog
The product is nice but not as dark as pictured..needs to be stained in the carved areas to recreate the look in the catalog. Otherwise would have been great.
May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BilDit Happy with my Medici.
I am very pleased with the Medeci Capital,as I have been with all my purchases at Ballard. I would not hesitate to recommend this item to anyone and will probably purchase the next size up soon.
May 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DecoratorSavy OLD WORLD BEAUTIFUL
Very European Old World
Excellent to display items
Beautiful and Elegant
April 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Problem2Fix Perfect for so many applications!
I would have given this small capital, I purchased, five stars if it was a little bit darker in the crevasses. Since I'm not exactly happy with it this way, I am going to do it myself with a little watered down walnut stain and wipe it quickly, one side at a time. Then it will be PERFECTION!
April 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Planetdecolady1 Medici Capital
Packaging excellent! Well packed to prevent breakage. Capital is nice.
December 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by elegantchaos overall pleased
A bit larger than I pictured, but works perfectly. It is well made and quite sturdy. I am actually using it as a stand for flat screen tv, I needed to raise it bit off the console.
To be honest I was contemplating returning it only because I wasn't sure of how it was fitting in with the rest of my decor, but after reading other reviews of this product I have to say I never thought of staining it to darken it a bit. After the holidays that is what I will be doing so it will not stand out as much and it should be perfect.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfecto Beautiful detail, versatile accent pieces
Capitals will enhance the worship space of our church for floral, plants, candles etc
December 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Goincoastal Like the beauty but not the fragility.
I love the capitals and the way they look and planned to use them as pictured above as an end table.
However, I wish they has a final seal on the top. I am concerned that a water glass or any drink glass would leave a ring and additionally if anything knocked into them, like a vacuum cleaner, then they could chip.
December 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLDA Good purchase
I bought one in each size and use them around the house to elevate things. They are very attractive and practical. I think they are good basic decorating pieces that allow me to be more creative in my decorating. The only thing I would change about them is I would make them a slight bit darker. I think they would look better with a little more shading.
October 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewIdeas Beautiful design.
I have been wanting this piece for several years and finally purchased it. I love the design and would recommend it to anyone who wants to showcase a special piece in their home.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lisadesigner This item has class and perfection
I love this pedestal and had to have it the moment I saw it. You don't see it everywhere so it adds a decorative touch all your own. it goes with any decor and makes a statement.
April 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by 1happygirl Greek Pedestal 14"
Like anything Ballard, it is a great item. Would have given it 5 stars had it been not so white. In order to fit in my decor I had to antique it to tone down the stark white. Great addition otherwise.
March 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PVSweets Beautiful piece!
This item is just as it was portrayed online and arrived in a timely manner.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by art4all Provides an opportunity to display my favorite artifacts.
I have a number of artifacts which I display through out the living room. Medici Capital is now located beside the fireplace with my tall bronze model clearly on view. It looks great. Plan to use the small one as a center piece on the dining room table for special occasions.
January 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katy753 Very striking pedestal
Positive experience from beginning to present. . . ordering process, so easy - delivery speedy and on time - the packing done was exceptional (so well protected) -the pedestal is just what I needed and, I love it.
January 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by skbrown Love it!
I Love this pedestal! Just what I hoped for from the description. It is heavy and lovely. Thanks Ballard!
January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by luvinBallard Absoultely love this purchase. It is the second one I bought.
I originally purchased the large medici capital and loved it so much that I went back and purchased the medium. I can use them separately or stacked. Very versatile and classy.
December 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SouthernChick Perfect!
I'm using my Medici Capital to boost my computer monitor, of all things. It's absolutely perfect, lending a touch of unique class to the desk. Very heavy and sturdy. If the need to boost my monitor ceases, I can think of lots of other uses for it. Guests' eyes are drawn to the capital; it makes a nice focal point.
December 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by KatBocc Versatile and well-made
I had eyed these in the Ballard catalog for a long time and finally decided to buy two -- in the medium size. Love them! They are very versatile: I'm using one as a lamp stand, to lift a bedside lamp, and the other is in the master bath to display soaps and lotions. Great quality, and I'll probably buy more in the future. Also -- I'm going to try to "antique" one of mine next week. I'm going to do a little faux rub to add a darker, antique tone to it. I'm betting it will look great.
December 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CatsMeowNYC Looks great on our sideboard
Looks better in life than in the catalog. Delivery was quick too. Service was great on the phone... recommend this to everyone.
November 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaliShopper Don't hesitate
Sometimes you see an accessory and think "I love that, but where would I put it?" So you don't get it but it keeps haunting you. I've learned from experience to not question my initial reaction. If I love it and can afford it, I get it and it always somehow works in my house. Case in point with these beautiful bases. I purchased the smallest and the medium size. One is under a lovely cake stand on my dining room table and the other supports an old rusted birdcage with a candle inside on my coffee table, elevating each (pun intended). These are BEAUTIFUL. Totally worth it.
October 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Darcey Great Details
This beautifully scrolled design pedestal brings a timeless beauty to any room. I would recommend this column be placed where it's detail can be admired from every corner of the room.
October 1, 2012