The Chalice version of this table indents inward at the bottom like a cup. It would add a royal aura to a room of flowing wine or water. The top is slightly bigger than the Vase version of this table, and it makes a more comfortable seat with the indent as a spot to rest your feet. The Vase version is shaped more like a humble carafe, though the curves are more accentuated with this version. The two versions are not interchangeable since they are made in different ways; a Vase table cannot simply be turned over and become a Chalice table.