I just received my chairs two days ago and I took them out of the box. They have such a strong chemical, almost ammonia smell to them. I left them out on the front porch to air them out. Earlier today I took them in the house to see how they looked with the table, but the smell was unbearable. I started having a headache and my throat burned. They are now sitting back outside again. I've called Overstock already for them to set up a time with UPS to pick up these chairs. It's such a shame because they are absolutely beautiful except for the odor, which I don't think anyone could stand. So, I'm surprised that no one has commented on the smells, because there are so many positive reviews which is why I bought them. By the way, I ordered three sets (six chairs) and each chair had varying degrees of the odor, but all very strong.