This Vanity Stool was absolutely beautiful. The workmanship and carved wood was very nice. I gave every area except appearance five stars. I gave appearance four stars only because the upholstery is not that pretty. ***The wood craftmanship and structure of the stool is worth the purchase and is beautiful and above a "five star" in appearance***, but the upholstery looks cheap and when I have the money I will re-upholster this item myself with some nice fabric and detail trimming. I would buy this item again! I am in love with my vanity stool--and by the way it is very comfortable. It also has a good amount of storage area under the seat and in a pull out drawer.