The chair is beautiful, my main problems are: 1) the legs are a little lighter than I'd hoped/expected. They are definitely a mahogany reddish brown, not nearly black as I was hoping. 2) the seat of the chair (the part you sit on) isn't as firm as it should be. It definitely seems as though the seat is going to start sagging after continued use. I'm not really sure what to do with the chair now, as its too expensive to ship back but I don't like it enough to get another and have a set.