We love these chairs!!!! They are just what we where looking for!... If you are looking for black parson chairs these are definitely the way to go, The chairs are sturdy and very well made, we got 8 chairs and we have them for 8 mounts now and they are holding up like new, the back is curved and the seat is a firm plush cushion so it is very comfortable to sit on for long dinners, the legs are a warm charry finish, we get complements on them all the time, everyone that sees the chairs cant believe the price we paid for them, these are priced in the stores for $250 each. They look very classy and rich, I definitely recommend these to any one looking for a nice elegant comfortable parson chair, I'm telling you you will be very happy you got them! Thank you Overstock I will be back!