I am a photographer and have been looking for a black leather bench or chaise for my shoots for a long time - but the cost of any thing I found that looked decent kept me looking. Anything else I looked at that compared to this always was well over $1000.00. Very pleased with the purchase and cant wait to do a photo shoot with it! This chaise at around $$$$ is a great value... real leather, apparently well constructed and soooo comfortable. I may have to get one for my home in addition to my studio.