18th-century French dining table by Rob Anderson. The table is made from koa, MDF veneered with pommele sapele, satinwood and purpleheart, and features gilt bronze on the knees and ankles formally known as Ormolu. Ormolu was popular in 18th-century French furnitures as both a decorative and protective element.
Made in England, this walnut and burr walnut dining table features a bronze and steel winding mechanism that opens the table when turned, allowing wedge-shaped leaves to be inserted. The table is valued at $46,000 (1993).
The smoothing plane is constructed from walnut burk, bronze, brass, and steel. The infill plane is made from ebony and ivory inlay, bronze and steel. The smoother is finished with tung oil and wax, and the infill is wax only.
This entertainment center features a variety of woods, such as white oak, Honduras mahogany, iroko, black walnut, maple, and ebony. The unit also features curly-maple veneered door panels and is finished with acrylic lacquer over dewaxed shellac.