My husband and I put this together this morning. The chair looks like the photos. The fabric is nice. The seat is firm, supportive yet comfortable. The seat is fairly large as I can sit on it Indian style very comfortably. It's a wonderful value and I would purchase it again. All of the hardware was packed in the box and the chair arrived with no damage. We unpacked the entire box and all of the bits and pieces were present. The bottom of the chair cushion has a zippered opening which allows one to complete the assembly of the chair. The instructions are clear. There are pics and we didn't find it difficult to figure out the instructions. It was handy that the seat cushion had two wood pegs to allow the seat to be lined up nicely to get the bolts seated. A definite plus. Despite the zippered opening, it is a little small to get your hands in place to place the four large bolts. It went in beautifully and didn't require us to reeam out any bolts like the Philly chair did. The arms went on pretty easily. We did find it easier to actually put theront leg bolts in first followed by the arm bolt going in. We left everything loose per the instructions until all the bolts are in place. Then we tightened everything up. My husband used his allen ratchet wrench which was wonderful. Note that the hardware pack includes any must have tools. We just found it handy to have the one provided in conjunction with our ratchet one to make it go faster. The chair is sturdy. It's worth more than what we paid. The wood is pretty. The color is definitely pushing ebony to almost black. It goes nicely with the Philly chair we also gotmin this order. We would order it again.