The bar is in excellent condition. There is so much storage in here, it’s so perfect for NYC. The insert is meant to hold glasses. The inside is covered in arborite — easy to wipe clean, and can withstand liquid spills. And, note the locking mechanism in the center. Back in the day there was a time when alcohol was kept under lock and key! And the bar itself is not as cumbersome as it looks to use, because the small front face is actually hinged to flip down. The bar is solid wood, from the 1970’s.