Very excited when the table arrived in just a few days, even during the holiday rush. It was easy to assemble. Looked just like the preview picture. It is a rich reddish brown-mahogany color with a dappled gold painted edging. Beautiful sunburst wood pattern on the top. Height is taller to work with my tall sided sofa. Solid wood legs and top except for the sunburst veneer. Light though and easy to move. Packing was good but when I removed it from the box I chipped the side of the veneer top. My clumsiness, not the packing. It was an easy fix with a marker. I couldn't even find the spot later when I looked for it. I know it happens with painted furniture. It is a beautiful side or end table but I wouldn't recommend it for high traffic areas because if it is chipped or scratched it will show easier because of the color.