A rare collectors item for fans of the design of Charles and Ray Eames. The molded plywood table top was one of, if not the very first design by Eames for the Post War civilian market. Charles and Ray Eames refined their molded plywood production processes while developing molded plywood leg splints for the military during World War II. After the war they began to revisit their earlier experiments in furniture design. This example represents one of those first experiments. Several variations of the base are known to exist with the metal tubular base arguably being the rarest. The aniline red dyed examples are highly sought after by collectors as well. This a remarkable, important example for those who understand the significance of Charles and Ray Eames impact on the world of design.