We are very proud of our finishes and feel that they exponentially increase the variety of applications for any individual piece. The change in a particular item when viewed in traditional brown as compared to frosted gold metal leaf is quite extraordinary. Whenever possible we offer alternative views of pieces photographed with different finishes. Our finishes are applied by hand and necessarily will vary slightly. Just as with wood products, time may age a finish. This process is desirable. For example, our bronze finish is quite shiny the day after application but within a week or so has mellow luster. Also please note that monitors vary, therefore we recommend that you request a finish sample.