I was a little leary to purchase based on other reviews. I recv'd item today and am surprised by the negative reviews this item has gotten. It is an AWESOME lantern. The finish on it is very nice, holds a candle well. I am going to purchase a lamp kit from local home improvement store to convert to a lamp - already has holder and hole for passing wire through. I am not the type of person to write reviews but felt this one deserved it. Trust me you will love it. Goes well with my Moroccan theme.