I loved this product. I had to return it because it wound up being too big for our space, but I figured I would give it a try anyway. Will likely get the smaller version in the future. Great quality and look. If you don't have high ceilings, beware of having people over who are taller than 6 feet. :)
We bought 2 of these for our foyer and it looks really great. I saw something similar on Houzz and was able to recreate the look at a very good price. Looks exactly like the picture. The metal is a little distressed, as described, and from a distance looks black.
I originally saw a fixture from Pottery Barn that was similar to this one, yet over twice the price! It looks beauitful, and look little effort to install.. Only drawback is you need to adjust the center support to striaghten it out, but that took 2 minutes of looking at it from both sides of the foyer. Great look for less $.