Bought it to display 4 plates that my Grandmother gave me years ago. The gold was a "dull" gold so it was perfect background color to not detract from the gold in the plates. Used the nails to hang the rack instead of the provided screws and mollies mostly because I am not living in an earthquake zone. Simple elegance, puts the focus on the plates, not the design of the rack.
The plate rack was misrepresented and would not hold an eight and five-eighths inch plate. I returned the plate rack and did not get my postage back!
I purchased the gold petite triple plate rack. It has a matte soft gold finish. It is very sturdy and comes with its own hanging hardware. It is just perfect for the plates I got for my kitchen.
Overall sturdy and includes hardware to hang it. Teh finish is not gold or shiny, but a dull painted copper color.