It is the lovely carved floral details along the panel doors and simple geometric carving along the upper drawers that sets this sideboard apart from others. Even the simple inlaid star in the center of each door adds a special touch. The bleached finish gives it a fresh and welcoming look for today's modern home and shows off the wonderful grain. Typical separation of planks, signs of cracks, etc are commensurate with age, please enlarge photos of top, side and front panels for clear understanding. This sideboard is being sold in as is condition, as we found it in Europe; the drawers run smooth, it is solid/stable for use.