The picture is a great representation of the detail; although, I think the one pictured is assembled upside down(possibly it can be hung either way). The chandelier is uniquely designed, good quality, and was well packaged. Simple assembly; but took some time because the chandelier is large and a little difficult to handle (goes smoothly with two people). We installed it on a cathedral ceiling over our kitchen table. If you are not experienced with wiring, you should have this professionally installed. The glass shades give off a warm glow; but provide plenty of light. We have the chandelier on a dimmer switch- not only does this save energy(there are six 60 watt bulbs); but it allows you to create a wonderful ambiance in low light. Very pleased.