My husband and I ordered two of these chairs for a small sitting area near our front door. It's more for looks than use, so we wanted to get something very affordable. I thought that the chairs would look okay, but they turned out to be very nice and exceeded my expectations. They are a really dark brown (looks almost black unless one really studies the color) and they require some assembly. We ordered with the site to store option and received our chairs within six days (much less time than quoted). One of the boxes was a little beat up but the chairs were fine...once we got them home we just had to screw on the legs. In less than ten minutes we were sitting in our new chairs.
Our floorplan is open so there are no walls dividing our living room (where the seats were going) and our dining room. My plan to make it all work was to have coordinating color schemes for each area. I have chocolate brown (curtains, linens, lamp stands, etc) and gold (chargers, centerpieces, etc) throughout the area and these chairs were a perfect finishing touch. We faced two of them opposite a chair and a half. It made for a really cozy sitting area (loosely called our living room according to the realtor). The stitching looks good but I would not get this chair if it will see a lot of heavy use....the stitching looks like it could easily work itself out of place if it were really heavily used. Great for a formal living room...not so great for an office or waiting room.
Overall, really great pieces at very affordable prices. It gives off a high end look while having a low-rent rate. This was a great purchase and I would recommend this item to a friend.