Chair is brown tweed-like cloth. Reclines and stands near straight up. Operates smoothly, has quilt-like cover and dual operation control. I'm 6ft tall and just over 200lbs. Works under me just fine but my feet hang out over foot rest too far for my liking. Ask me no questions, come look at it. If you want it, take it. If I'm here I'll help you load it. North of the cathedral about a block and a half in Victoria on the west side. Also have a well worn fully functional swivel-reclining rocker with ottoman, is mostly kinda black. Come by soon, going to thrift store if not gone VERY soon! Emphasis: ask me no questions!