Packaged well to avoid damage, easy to "assemble". Comes in 3 pieces. The gooseneck hook screws into the base, latern is separate and hangs. Weight is balances right, so it doesn't tip over! Has a tealight size cradle inside to hold said candle size. Materials and make are sturdy. Lightly wtched glass panels, slightly frosted, allow for a ambient warm glow. I was so in love with the one I bought I got a second one along with a version that hangs from a chain and has purple glass. Highly recommend!!