So apparently is Pottery Barn. Only they call them “Rustic Wood Accents”. Check out the photo from the catalog in the upper right corner. Those look strikingly like tree stumps to me, yeah? The catalog says: “The rustic lines of our reclaimed-wood accents are hewn from the trunks of Argentinian cypress trees that have died of natural causes. They’ve been smoothed with a natural water-based finish to bring out their inherent raw character.” And they only cost $199 for short ones (18″) or $249 for tall ones (24″).
“…died of natural causes…” that is too good. J.Peterman would be proud.