The chandelier arrived yesterday. It came unassembled, however I was able to put it together myself in about an hour and I have no electrical experience. It is larger than I expected and looks like a solid iron piece. I had been looking at similar ones at a couple of other stores and needless to say all of the ones I looked at that were this big were in the $300 - $500 range! This is a dramatic piece and brings our dining room to a whole new level. It is great with or without the cream colored shades. Everything was in perfect condition and it works great. We have it on a dimmer switch using 25 watt bulbs, so it can be very bright or low depending on the amount of light desired. My only advice is the chain is VERY long, so it needs to be cut down. We have a high tray ceiling and easily need to take 2 feet out. The good news is that it is plenty long no matter how high your ceiling might be. THANKS Overstock for a beautiful yet stylish value!