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.
This is a very fun, modern, useful coat rack that looks great in my guest bedroom and is also functional. Doesn't get used much but has held up well. No chipping of the "chrome" and have had no issues. The base is acceptably sturdy. It does show smudges so be prepared to have a dust cloth nearby. Overall, very happy with this purchase.
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!