This item shipped quickly. It took a few hours to hang all the crystals on the Chandelier. It is beautiful on or off. The antique bronze is more black with streaks of brown. The dome was completely black. I just figured that the crystals stands out better shining off that black. It stands out in my dining room. It gives off plenty of light. Very nice! I would recommend it to anyone, although, a lot of my crystals were missing but that is being corrected.