I'm seriously considering buying another one of these. It is beautiful. It arrived today in excellent condition. The leather is very thick and is the type that will only look better with age. Has that lovely smell of a leather shop. It is very comfortable and spins easily. The kind of spin where people will not be able to help themselves and just spin around like kids while sitting in it. Looks exactly as pictured. Dark chocolate brown. The stitching is very nice. There were no tools or hardware needed to assemble. Just insert the post in the base and then set the seat on the post. The post and base are very sturdy. Picking it up and moving it could be an issue since the seat will just lift off, but just something to remember. It arrived in a large thick cardboard box and was wrapped well in bubble wrap inside the box.