This is the first piece of furniture I have purchased on-line. I had been looking for a chair this size for many months, and this is exactly what I wanted. I was afraid it would be uncomfortable and it would be a hassle to return it if I didn't like it. It is very light weight. The only assembly was putting the legs on it. It looks exactly like the picture and is quite comfortable. This is going to be my 'sitting in front of the fireplace reading a book' chair, and it is perfect for that. With a throw on top of it, the cats love it too. It is on the small size and fits nicely into the corner that I bought it for. I would recommend this as an occasional chair and is well worth the money.