This fine set of 4 painted Hitchcock painted fancy chairs are in excellent original condition, which is amazing! Their surface has a painted dark or blackish graining meant to imitate ebony wood and outlined with gold pin striping throughout. All of the floral stenciled designs are hand painted. Notice the cut out design on the center splat or rail on the back. The shapely seats are covered in rush which are all in excellent condition. The chairs rest on slender, tapered legs. Notice the multiple stretchers between the legs providing additional support. All the chairs are tight and free of breaks or repairs. Their shapely seats are generous and very comfortable. What a treat to find a set of fancy country chairs in such wonderful condition.