I’ve been looking at marble-topped baking tables out of general curiosity, and am surprised at how dowdy the aesthetics are:
This one went for a modern look and came out rather awful:
I did, however, find these handsome Lostine Marble Prep Tables, carried by American Street Showroom:
Lacking storage drawers, they’re not as functional as the others, but look a damn sight better. If they could incorporate storage without ruining the aesthetic I’d call these perfect.
Speaking of storage, I also found this vintage Italian marble-top table that features a pull-out tray for cutting or drying pasta, and built-in rolling pin storage:
That latter piece comes with several mysteries: What’s with the legs, was this a shorter table that was repurposed into working height? Or was the builder short of posts of the proper length? There’s no way that reveal and taper was added for aesthetic reasons. I also can’t figure out what’s with the hump in the apron, or what the hinged door on the left side is. Any guesses?