I purchased similar chairs from a well respected store and for whatever reason, they were not able to deliver 6 undamaged chairs that matched. I ordered 6 of these and when they arrived, all 6 were perfect. The packaging was great and it would have been difficult for them to receive any damage in transport. These are sturdy and the quality was so much better. The only thing I don't care for is the seat (brown burlap) so I purchased cushions to cover them. Very comfortable. Very happy with my purchase.