These stools are beautiful and definitely a great price. The quality certainly compares to stools I've seen for 3x the price. I gave this 4 stars rather than 5 only because the assembly on two of the stools was very difficult ( I purchased 3 and the first was put together in minutes with ease). The manufacturer screwed the screws sooo tight it was impossible to not strip the heads. I actually had to replace one after finally removing it. Just be warned and have the larger philips head around to unscrew those that are excessively tight AND it helps to have a very strong guy around to use ALLLLLL his might to get them out. Otherwise, these stools are beautiful and the price is right.