I bought this chest for my entryway. I liked the fact that it was only a little over 12" inches deep, but I was quite disappointed at it's overall size. With the high ceilings we have in our home, this piece looks like doll furniture. It is a beautiful piece -- though the color is more uniform than it appears in this picture. It does not have the greenish tinge on the insets, but rather is a dark wood color throughout. Packing was sufficient -- there were some tears in the outer box and minor scuffs to the bottom of the piece, but nothing that cannot be touched up with a furniture marker. The balls for the bottom were stored inside the piece for shipping. The box they were packed in wore the color off the inside of the door, but again -- no big deal. This piece will be used as a side "table" in a bedroom. Given it's size, I'd have to agree with other reviewers that it was a little overpriced.