I'm not sure the origin of the base, but I wanted to transform it into a worthy fixture in my house. As many items of mine, it sat waiting for a transformation.
Later, I finally sanded the piece and top coated it with high gloss black paint.
The only thing remaining was to find a suitable top. While living in Chicago, I visited a marble and granite store and found a beautiful piece. I loved the veining of this marble.
Once the piece was cut and edges smoothed, it was ready to be attached to the base.
Actually, the marble was so heavy that I just laid it on top of the rod iron base.