This is an attractive piece that works well with the African accents I currently have. The workmanship is good and the colors are rich. The piece is sized so that it fits in a space that creates an attractive focal point at a doorway. This piece is not very tall and I do not think that it will support a heavy item, but I am using it as a plant pedestal. The plant ,with the pot ,probably weighs about 10 pounds. I am sure that this item would sell for more in a speciality shop or some other retailer. My only regret is that I wish it was available in a taller size.