It was beautiful and new and made to look old and worn. The inside had a finish that you can easily achieve with a dark wax or a glaze using heavy brush strokes.
The edges were heavily distressed so you can see the wood through the paint.
The distressing and glaze gives the piece character and makes you feel like it has been moved around and opened a thousand times. Is it perfect? Yes. It is perfectly imperfect! And that is what is great about refinishing old furniture - or, in this case, buying new furniture that looks old.