>I am thinking of a very famous piece of wood. Perhaps the most famous piece of poplar in the world.
This object originated in Italy approximately 500 years ago. It has been exhibited around the world. It was hidden from the Nazi's in WWII. It has been stolen and returned. It has been insured for 100 million dollars - although some estimate its current value at more than 1/2 billion dollars.
Earlier this year, this object was moved to a new home - in the Louvre Museum in Paris.