Look closely, can you see a shimmering? Move around the piece and see it come alive. This amazing effect is called, chatoyancy. One cause of chatoyancy is the tree being under stress as it grows, causing the grain to curl back on itself. This results in an effect that looks like waves within the wood.
Held high upon steel hairpin legs, this piece would suit well in an alcove or by a window where the sun will show off this amazing effect.