Wow these are absolutely beautiful pieces of art. I am so glad I took the chance on these. I wasn't sure how they would look in person, but I am very pleased with them. The base is made of wood planks, the wood is framed in a black metal frame with nail head details. The art of the cityscape is painted on the board with black paint. When you zoom in it looks like the Chrysler Building and Eiffel Tower are made out of wire sculpture and nailed on top, but I wasn't sure because the description didn't say anything about there being wire. But to my surprise they were made of wire and it gives a really beautiful dimensional quality to this art. Between the wood, the black distressed paint, the metal frame and the wire sculpture it feels really rich. My husband loved them too and was very pleased. We are hanging them in our newly renovated basement which has a very industrial loft feel to it. I highly recommend this art. It was worth every penny.