I just can't say enough good things about this little chest. It came in three days. It was packaged so well that it was nearly a complaint- I had quite a time getting it out of the box! But.... it came in perfect condition. It is as appears on my display, and I'm glad to say the reddish color on the front is actually less "ruby" and more of a translucent cherry- red enough for an accent but not garish in the least. This piece is made of actual wood (although the underside looks like mdf, no issue, no one's going to be climbing underneath!), wood drawers that run on rollers with guides. The assembly took me a few minutes but that was me, not the piece (you can do it by yourself, but it weighs 70-80lbs and would just be easier with another person) and it was so simple a blindfolded monkey could do it. The hand painting on the front is also very delicate, not tacky at all. The shape is traditional but not so ornate that it wouldn't fit in with other styles of design. I am SO happy with this piece that I'm considering moving it from the foyer where it sits in a staircase nook to collect the mail to someplace where it will be used and seen more frequently. It is my new favorite thing! It's size makes it perfect as a nightstand, side table in a living room, small TV stand, bathroom storage... don't hesitate if you're considering this piece. I just wish this came in more than one size, I'd buy a bigger one, too!
This is a pretty good bombe chest, I suppose for the price. Unfortunately, mine arrived damaged and because the packaging was pretty intact, I believe that it was packed with the damage. It has scars around the bottom right side which I tried to correct with a furniture marker. I'm not shipping back because it's a hassle and even though the damage is moderate, you can't really see it because of where it is. Finish is uneven on top and the stenciling is almost impossible to detect on the front. However, it was very inexpensive, so I suppose it's a decent value (had it not been damaged).
The Bombay chest is beautiful and well made. I bought two for either side of our bed and they are perfect height. Both chests were well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. Shipping time was quick and they arrived within 5 days. Terrific value for the price.
This chest is nice but not exceptional. I guess for the price I was expecting a little bit better workmanship. There were lots of little areas where the finish was missing. Used my furniture repair pens to fix it. It is something that I would recommend to a friend but let them know exactly what to expect as far as quality. After the necessary touch-ups it does look nice in my entryway where I put it. With a bouquet of flowers and a mirror over it, it has brought my entryway to life. The drawers are small but nice for extra storage which most of us need. It is mainly used by my female guests to put their handbags on when they enter my home.
Very well constructed. Made in America!! That's a plus. All natural wood. Although the filligree on the front is barely visible, this piece of furniture serves my purpose. I put all my tableclothes, napkins, doilies, etc. in it. The top drawer has my card games, etc.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It was fine, except the filligreen is quite dim.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Again, solid wood, made in America! Good construction.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very good - I would guess the filligree (deisign) is hardly visible on the actural furniture.
I was very disappointed and would have returned this item, except, I know there is a refund change associated with it. I ordered this as chest to go with a dresser I was getting for my daughers room. The size of it is nothing but a large night stand. I used it in my bedroom in front of my closet to display an item. A vase as they have on it is good for it. It Is small and it is not a chest.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was good compared to the picture
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. quality was good, not disappointed there
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The size was not accurate
I had been looking for a chest on and off for sometime now to go inbetween two doorways in the main gatherning room. I had seen this or something so similar in a very good quality furniture store and the price was over double what I paid in the end. The quality was exactly the same. Delivery was within a few days so a lot quicker than originally led to believe. Packed well you only have to screw in the legs and they are numbered so cannot really go wrong. It looks perfect. A great addition to the house. Quality is fantastic.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect color match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great Quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very very close
Shipment was fast. The item arrived as scheduled. A little assembly was required which anyone could handle. I had a couple of little nicks on the front by the draws which could be covered by touch up. It is a great size for an accent piece of furniture. The piece was a little darker than I expected but overall I am very satisfied.
We have this piece in the entryway of our home. It is just the right size to hold all the "stuff" we need to have on the way out the door, including keys, cell phones, hats, gloves, etc. We have had it for about three years, and it has held up very well. Receive many compliments.
This small chest fits perfectly into an alcove in my entry and is very attractive. I had looked for a Bombay chest in retail stores, but in this price range, the quality was pretty shabby. I was concerned about possible damage during shipping, but it arrived in excellent condition, due in large part to the protective way it was packaged.