The delivery of this table was prompt and in great packaging. All parts were in perfect condition. The finish on the table is high gloss with a hint of red. The only problems were in the slight imperfections on the finish in the front and back panels. Also the inside corner pieces do not screw in completely. The table is placed in my living room under the stairs. Unless you're getting up close and personal with the table, it looks perfect. The top has a very clean finish. It is smooth and glossy. Add a little pledge polish, and the piece is beautiful.