It's so new it's old! Looks just like the antique ones I am replacing. Feels like a quality piece that should last for years to come.
I am always pleased with the products that I receive from Van Dykes and the speed in which I receive them is better than most catalog vendors.
I can't judge the longevity of these as we've only had them on the table for 2 weeks, but they look great and work perfectly so far. My only complaint is about the catalog and website--there are so many choices, and it is hard to tell on some options what the dimensions are for a particular product. I lucked out that these fit perfectly, but I think it could have gone either way. Delivery was quick.