This piece was lovingly restored, it was painted (not original). Beautiful quarter sawn oak through out, with a hand rubbed oil finish. The top glass front cabinet has orginal glass, and the shelves are adjustable. Interior lighting has been added to the cabinet to showcase items.... it also can be removed, the fixture is discreet. The base is sold and offers storage for items that are more unsightly. Origin in Ontario, Guelph region, circa 1880. This cabinet makes a perfect book case or a kitchen cabinet.