Based on the feedback from my post 'Second Birdseye on Pedestal' I turned a different finial. It is thinner and about 1 inch longer than the first version and is an attempt to mirror the pedestal. It is also out of cherry and stained with Varathane 'Expresso'. Hopefully this helps to limit the top-heavy feel of the first version and is more of a balanced piece.
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Thanks for looking!