This was a fun project.
Empire style swivel-top chess table, with bun feet, and a lot of book-matching and marquetry work.
Table is built out of walnut and poplar. Veneer is crotch walnut, and walnut burl. Chessboard squares are bleached and dyed maple, hand-cut, and hand-assembled as a sheet before being applied to the surface.
Walnut, Poplar, walnut crotch veneer, walnut burl veneer