This ottoman is beautiful and well made. Mine arrived in perfect condition, no scratches, stains, or imperfections. Some reviews had mentioned that it was very dark but my sectional is also a dark espresso so I didn't think it would be a problem. Beware, this ottoman is black. Not dark brown or espresso but BLACK! But I really love it and the room it's in is pretty dim so it isn't noticeable unless the bright overhead light is on. So I'm keeping it.