While entirely smooth, there is apparent texture to this coffee table due to the layers of brown paint and natural wood that are revealed where the paint was worn off through generations of use. The polished lacquer protects and creates the finish which allows these layers to add character to the table. Two drawers on each of two opposite sides reveal a hint of old red paint while providing great storage. The open and carved panel skirt with floral medallion detail adds visual appeal. While there are typical age-related scratches to the top and feet, this coffee table has been restored, is strong/stable and ready to be used and enjoyed. Please take a moment to enlarge the photos and examine the details up close.