Old holes are near the existing hanging hardware, so the cabinet may have been hung this way for a long time. However, the location of the back panel gap makes me think that the door was intended to be on top and the shelves underneath - note how the gap can be seen from the front of the piece, but if hung shelves down, the gap is barely visible. The cabinet has a classic inset panel door style, with one shelf for storage, and measures 17 inches in height, 12.5 inches in length and 7.5 inches in width. This original piece is a unit type cabinet, with a knob handle crafted from brass. Mounting is easy with this unit, and it is perfect for anyone looking to add a unique and eye-catching piece to their collection.Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.