These chairs were a total disappointment. I purchased them for a gift to my daughter. Assembly was very difficult and the chairs are not sturdy at all. They are much smaller than I envisioned. I do not expect them to last long, but because my son-in-law invested so much time in putting them together, we did not try to return them. Your description did not state that assembly was required and since I had ordered other chairs before that did not require assembly, I assumed these did not either. Will know better next time. I shop at Overstock all the time and have been pleased with 99% of my orders.