Great value, beautiful workmanship, ideal for my room. Ordered as a combination storage piece, filler for a large room and use at the end of my sofa. Color is as shown online - not distressed or "Shabby Elegance" but instead a rich deep black finish which is even and glossy. Glas shelves are thick and smooth on the edges and fit into backets that hold them securely. All of the hardware lines up and is a superb combination of modern and classic. Arrived in two large flat boxes, with plenty of padding and protection for the painted surfaces. Arrived promptly with tracking available anytime I needed to check on it. Easy to assemble with the included instructions - all the fasteners were bagged and marked and each piece was labeled. Instructions included pictures and words that were easy to understand. I would recommend this piece to anyone.