Frank Pollaro, one of the finest woodworking craftsmen alive today, created Diamonds in Satin, one of his Steinway & Sons art case piano masterpieces. The design features the striking Ceylon Satinwood, a most favored veneer among renowned 18th century furniture designers Chippendale, Sheraton, and Hepplewhite, also during the Louis XV and XVI periods. Its highly figured and distinctive yellow-gold hue is beautifully accentuated by the piano's plate, which is finished in a coordinating custom golden color. A striking diamond pattern of reverse veneer panels encases the outer rim and the lid. The angular effect of the diamond pattern is complemented by the geometric shaping of the arms, lyre and legs.