We are in a rental house built in 1928. It is a beautiful home made when standards for craftsmanship was always excellent. I did 8 windows in these shades and you would have thought I spent 4 times more money on them.....they look that good. The quality is really good except the "top down" mechanism on a couple of the shades either 1) didn't work at all or 2) doesn't lock into position most of the time but can be manuevered to do so. Small potatoes considering the finished look and quality for the small price.