The chairs were a great value. I have been shopping for rockers for three months and finally decided that these were the ones I wanted. The top rail and finials and a nice feature and it makes them stand out from the usual straight top and finial designs that I saw in most places. I ordered four chairs. The color is a true black. Three chairs were great, but one had a chipped seat and missing hardware even though the packaging was not ripped and in tact. I had black paint that matched from other patio furniture so I was able to fix it.