This bed is in great condition - it was hardly used. The brass is in shiny condition; the balls on the top of the posts have some scuff marks on them. The rubber pads on the bottom of the posts are hardly worn down. One of the brass inserts where the bottom frame goes into the headboard is bent, but the frame is still solid and does not rock. If desired, the insert can be bent into shape with a tool, but it would not affect the solidity.