a highly polished top with alternating dark/light squares with grain going in different directions. The edge is champhered, with the corners also nicely rounded. The table easily seats 6, with two extension panels which each seat an extra two. The chairs are high backed with a carved wooden frame and the middle a rattan pattern, the seats are thickly padded and covered with a light olive green velvet-type material. They are very comfortable to sit on. The table is used but in overall very good condition, the only reason we are selling is to have a smaller table.