I love things that come assembled, and this did. It was extremely well packed! The size is great -- not too big, not too small. The lid opens easily, and it closes very slowly with a gentle nudge. You can use it as a seat and store linens, books, whatever. The workmanship is excellent and the price less than what I would have paid in a store for this quality. I've seen fake leather for this price, but not the real thing.