The chairs after assembly are attractive, sturdy, and quite nice. The fabric is a bit more muted than it appeared on my monitor. It definitely goes with the Philly and Shea chairs I also ordered for my soon to be completed formal living room. The seat is comfortable and reasonable in size. It is not overly soft but is firm yet does have some give. The wood is definitely a dark espresso and not quite black. This set of two chairs and table arrived today. It took my husband and I a total of 30 minutes to assemble both chairs and table. This went together better than the Philly chair did. Apparently the jig used to drill the holes for the seat was right on. We had no difficulty putting it together whatsoever. Key thing to note is to be sure you leave the bolts loose or the final bolts will not go in! I am pleased with the quality of the product. The occasional table is small just like the picture suggests. I would purchase it again.