This item is beautiful, but that's about where it ends for me. I just don't think it is very comfortable or practical to use. I have this item staged in my formal dining room and I store serveware inside it. A 1-inch piece of the wood surface chipped off as I accidentally tapped the side with a salad fork - not much force was required to chip the wood at all. Also, using the two main doors is a bit awkward due to the height of the item, and the handle placement on the two doors should be more towards the inner edge of each door. Their placement in the middle of the door - while it looks nice - causes you to exert a bit more force to open which can cause the doors to swing out quickly. I'm sure this piece was designed more with beauty than ergonomics in mind, but just another variable to consider if you want a usable, practical piece. Also, the glass panels on the top are very thin (3/16") - not very durable if you want to store more weighty items (bottles, trays, etc.). So with that said, the item is phenomenally beautiful, and it will be used rarely in the formal dining room as a focal piece.