This is a stunning piece of furniture. At first glance on the website, I thought it would be much smaller in scale. In fact I was worried that it would be too small - almost ornamental vs. useful. Much to my surprise and delight, this chair is very ample in size. It comes in two main pieces, which you screw bolts in to join, and then you attach the four legs. Very easy to assemble and within minutes you have a focal point for your room, which looks like you paid $300-400 for. A piece of furniture I'm sure you will just fall in love with. Overall fabric has a slight sheen to it, which eludes sophistication and grandeur.