It's covered with a dark blue velvet, which you can see has some wear. The edges are covered with heavy chromed strips, attached with screws....Very Classy!
The best part about this top is that it locks open and unlocks to close as in photo #3, measuring only 12 1/4" x 16"
Heavy 1/4" wood with a metal flange already attached and fits the P&L beautiful table base that comes with this. The base is Hallmarked on the bottom of the flange and the table unscrews in the center and the legs either fold in or you can remove them.