The screen arrived in excellent condition. There was no smell as others indicated. A little dust, as is expected from all hand-carved wood, was easily blown away with air. Really like the carvings - especially the slight variations on the pattern. Much better than other machine-cut screens I have seen and much cheaper too! It is sturdy and the length makes it a true room divider, as opposed to others that can only be used as a backdrop in the corner. Very pleased with this purchase!