I absolutely love my hall table. It adds a nice elegant touch to my my home's entry and is just the right size for the small space. The dark, highly polished finish and stylized "cloud" design of the carving coordinates with the Chinese style plant stands that I use as tables. There was just a little difficulty putting the bottom stretcher bar in place due to a small bit of lacquer at one end, but I removed it easily with a craft knife and the spot does not show. With Overstock's discount and low shipping fee I paid at least 25 percent off retail.