I bought this chair quite late into the Fall season. It arrived quickly but was damaged with paint scratches in several places. The packaging was loose so it made me think that it was someone's return. For the price I paid, I felt that I should have got an undamaged piece. I was very disappointed at that and considered returning the item, but for reasons related to my schedule and the trouble of repacking the humungous package, I decided to keep the item. Assembly was easy; I did it mostly by myself and only needed help towards the end. Once put together, I loved the chair... It is stylish and comfortable. The paint scratches still bother me very much, though. I currently have it in a corner of my living room - I know, it's silly, but it is winter and I couldn't wait to use it- and it makes a great TV watching or reading spot.