This is such a pretty, functional piece. Assembly was so easy (just two pieces). It stands very easily on a carpeted area or wood. It only tipped slightly when one of my kids hung a heavy backpack. It's just fine loaded down with coats and a purse. The only criticism I have is that screws are visible, but they are black and blend in. And with all the stuff on there, you won't notice. Great product for the price.
The coat rack is of a good weight and the color is an off black with sporadic gold antiquing finish elements. It's lovely and I wished it worked, but it didn't for us. Once assembled, the top half of the item tilts. The first one we received had a ridiculous tilt to it. We exchanged it for another and the second one tilted slightly less. When we tried putting coats on it, it would move with the weight. We're finally in process of returning the second item. I wish the quality controls were better because it looks like loads of other people had much better experiences. But after two tries I'm not willing to be bothered again.
I really like the coat rack, the black iron looks great in my family room and I don't have to worry about too many coats on it and it tipping over like my wood coat rack. I am lucky to have found this as I have been looking for over a year!
I read many reviews on this particular coat rack and finally narrowed it down to this choice. It is sturdy and wrought iron as stated. I have several coats and jackets on this rack. I am not afraid of the arms bending or breaking because it cannot take the weight on the heavy coats. It is holding up and not only that it is an attractive piece gracing my foyer with a little flair. I would highly recommend this product. It is also very simple to assemble. If you are thinking about it get it you will not be disappointed.