There is tremendous visual impact this long black sideboard or buffet. The first aspect is the raw look of the gently distressed original black paint with red trim. While most Chinese pieces have a lacquered finish, this one does not, leaving an appealing organic feel. The balance of the 5 drawers over three drawers with two open cabinet areas between, create the perfect proportions found within Chinese antique furniture. This is a free-standing sideboard, making it perfect to serve as an island or counter. The entire buffet or sideboard is strong, functional and ready to use.