I stained, lacquered and attached two to the underside of a beautiful beam in my living/dining room. My only complaint is that it's made of glued-together strips of wood that each take the stain a bit differently. It took some specialty touch-up work to get the stain to better even ought. Still, they looks very beautiful.
The 4 Corbels I bought were great. Well carved with good re leaf. I used 3/8 location pins to mount. They fit nicely in the back keyhole mounts and left a mark in the wood where I put my screws.