In the picture this bench appears to be covered in velvet, but the material is actually closer to felt. Not as luxurious as I wanted or expected and probably would not have paid the high price if I'd realized the material was not velvet.
I bought 2 of these to create a long coffee table. They are gorgeous! The color is pretty accurate to the photo but VERY vibrant. They arrived already assembled, one of mine had a nailhead off centered, but I covered that up with the other one. Overall these are a good buy, sturdy and a wonderful focal piece.