I had been looking a while for a "parsons" type chairs for an old dining table when I spotted this one on line. It was perfect. Interesting design, well made and comfortable. I bought six and they look beautiful! I've already had many compliments about them. Please understand that I am extremely picky and spent several weeks comparing these to other chairs on line and in stores before I purchased. As a side bar, one of the chairs was damaged (broken leg) when it arrived. Solely through email, I was able to discuss the problem and a replacement was sent promptly. Customer service was top rate!! 5/5/2016 Well, 4 years later, I am sorry to say these were a mistake. They are leather bonded and two have split seats. Not used a lot, but will soon need to be replaced. Very unhappy and feel the description is misleading. Duped.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as pictured.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
I spent quite a bit of time looking for chairs to go with my custom dining table before ordering a pair of these to test them out. I was very happy with the look and feel of the chairs and ordered a total of 4 pairs. However, it did not take too long before the leather began to peel on a few of the chairs. The leather seems very thin and not what you would expect.
In short, I purchased these chairs to go with my new kitchen table. The chairs were used daily by my wife and I and two well mannered teenaged girls. After a period of a year or so, all of the chairs are severely cracked and loose. If you are looking for show pieces and you do not want to spend $***.** per chair, perhaps these are for you. Otherwise, I would look for the fabric model. In general most Christopher Knight models on Overstock follow the same path - nice looking...Poor quality.
I don't know how these chairs have gotten good reviews. When I first purchased them I loved them. They were stable and beautiful looking, exactly what I wanted and as pictured. However a few months of sitting in them every day and the cracks in the leather started to wear. It only happened to one chair at first, then the rest of them within a 6 month time frame. The quality of the leather is terrible and it started cracking and peeling. I wish I could upload the pictures because then you could see all the leather on the seat portion has literally peeled off within 2 years of use. This is normal use, not from anything else but sitting in the chairs. I also got the matching benches and they are also peeling. By the time the chairs were damaged I could not return them. I also purchased the warranty and was told this was not covered.
I was worried about these chairs with all the reviews on how the leather did not last. I have had them almost a year and they still look brand new. They are beautiful and very well made chairs. I do hope they last longer than some have noted.