I should start off by saying that I only unwrapped this item a few hours ago, so this is just my initial impression.The first thing I noticed upon opening the box was the unmistakable smell of leather. In case you were wondering, yes, it is authentic. The item looks exactly the way the pictures suggest, although I admit it appears shorter in real life. Still, that's not a complaint. Assembly was a breeze - just attach the legs (5 screws apiece). This is where I have my one (minor) complaint. After attaching the four legs, the item wobbled slightly as the legs were slightly uneven. I'm sure this will vary from unit to unit, though. When I sat in it, though, all four legs reached the floor, and I'm sure over time they'll remain there.The chaise is firm and comfortable, although I recommend a bolster or pillow for your neck. All in all, I'm pleased. I recommend this item. It's a very good value.