This heavy cast brass fireplace fender has wonderful detailing. These fenders were originally designed to be placed on the hearth to help keep logs from rolling onto the floor. Today they are commonly used to help create a focal point or keep pets & children away from the fire. The castings are exceptional as is the quality and thickness of the brass. The top rail has a very slight bend in one area on the right front. This does not detract from its performance or presence.