These chairs arrived packaged well, but they still had some knicks and scratches on the leg section of both chairs. Noticeable,but not enough to want to send back, I will have to get one of those dark furniture markers to hide them, I'm female and they were very easy to assemble and looked great when I finished. Comfortable, but very low to the ground, especially if you have long legs like me. I think they are slightly lower than standard low armless chairs. The color is dark but not the deep dark mocha color I pictured. They had a somewhat strong odor of varnish or stain when they first arrived, which has since faded (or I've gotten used to it) Overall a great purchase, I would definitely recommend for a unique twist to any room.