The description and pictures are an accurate representation. This is a metal coat rack with a pretty balanced base (it weights 14.5 lbs total). It is chrome - very shiny. I might actually rub some steel wool on it to reduce the shine a tad. But this is a well functioning rack, with hooks well distributed for hats and coats (not all on the top like some). I searched all over the place for a modern style coat rack that was functional and affordable. Very few racks fit that bill. I am glad I settled on this one.
We purchased this for our daughters first apartment. She put it together within a couple of minutes. It looks modern and doesn't take up much space. It's just what she needed to keep organized. Her dining room chairs are no longer her coat rack! I was impressed how quickly we received it!