Rated 5 out of 5 by Selena Beautiful little chairs!
I bought a set of these in the black to match a round black table in my large foyer and they are beautiful! Excellent quality, shipped fast, and arrived fully assembed and in perfect condition. We are bigger/heavier people and I was nervous that these chairs would be too light weight to handle our size/weight, but they are rock solid! Great buy for the price and perfect with my "french country/cottage" decor. Very pleased with this purchase!
August 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kiku Well Made, Great Design, Extremely Comfortable
We bought these chairs online, to complement an antique French Country dining table and sideboard, and they are wonderful! Not only do they work well visually, but they're incredibly well-made and were superbly packed. We also stopped into Ballard's Tampa shop to see the accompanying cushions, and were so impressed with the quality and fabric, that we ordered a set of four. The sales team was very knowledgeable and lovely. Kudos, Ballard!
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JediMT comfortable and beautiful
Ordering chairs from a catalog was nerve-wracking, but I am delighted to say that these chairs are incredibly comfortable. They are also beautiful, and the hand rubbed finish is subtle and more pleasing to the eye than I had expected. I could not be happier with this purchase. Thank you, Ballard.
October 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SallyD Love these chairs!
I have searched for the right chairs for my small oblong black dining table with turned legs for 2 years. I was worried these might not look good with an oblong table because they are curvy and always shown with round talbes. Also, after reading the review about how uncomfortable these were, I told my husband to only open one while I was at work, as I had a feeling I would be returning them. But to my surprise, they are perfectly comfortable! I don't even need to buy chair pads for them. So, no worries about comfort. As for design and quality? They are the focal point when my front door is opened so it was important to me to have the right look. They are elegant and graceful. Really pretty lines with the front cross bar curved between the front legs. Excellent quality construction. No creaking or wobbling, and they glide peacefully across the hardwood floor. The finish is soft black without a flaw. They came carefully packaged, completely protected, and best of all, fully assembled!! Well assembled I might add. This is my first Ballard purchase, and I am sold.
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bratski1 Love the chairs in my new dining room!
I recently finished an extensive renovation of my home in the North Georgia Mountains. The chairs fit in perfectly with my décor and are very comfortable.
April 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KCGranny Great features.
I love these chairs! They are a perfect size for my breakfast room. I ordered the black. Look wonderful in my dining area. Well made and were packed very well for shipping.
February 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RayMac Outstanding purchase
The chairs exceeded all expectations as far as matching existing furniture, comfort and style. It is a great plus to receive something fully assembled.
January 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Polaris Adorable but poor design
I've had these chairs for a year and a half. I bought them in black to go with Ballard's Messina zinc topped table, since they are small enough to allow me to fit 3 chairs on each side of the table. The set looks beautiful, and I have tried to love these chairs, but I so do not. They seem sturdy and well made, though extremely light weight. The real problem is that they are not comfortable. The cane seat dips deeply in the middle, pulling one's seat toward the dip, and causing one to feel pressure from the frame of the seat, especially the part of the seat frame that attaches to the back rest. This put puts excessive pressure on the tail bone. Worse, the seat is lower on the front end, angling upward toward the backrest, which, coupled with that hard frame in the back and the dip in the seat makes it impossible to place my seat far enough back to have any
back support without increasing the pressure dramatically on the tailbone, and fighting the forward slide caused by the dip and angle. After spending all day sitting around the table with friends and relatives visiting for the holidays, I am ready to drag out my old kitchen chairs to use with my newish table. One other note, I added thick pads to the seat and it does help make the seat more comfortable BUT I still can't keep from my bottom from sliding forward, and the thickness of the pad raises up the person's seat so that there is less leg room causing frequent bumped knees and no leg crossing possible. One short and plump guest needed to remove the chair cushion because her feet were not able to touch the floor and her thighs wouldn't fit under the table, and for that matter, at 125# and 5'4" in height, I can barely touch the balls of my feet to the floor when I sit on the chair with the pad. Sigh. I should have gone through the big inconvenience of returning the chairs instead of trying to make myself like them.
December 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Provencelover Chairs too small
Better save your money for better quality chairs. These are too small and not sturdy.
December 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bebe4Mimi Le Mans Chairs
Love them. They blend beautifully with the French chairs I own.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kollubCK Beautiful Chairs
I ordered two of these in the rubbed cream for my small kitchen dining and they are absolutely stunning and the price is very reasonable too! I am very happy with these and the quality is very nice! Well job done Ballard once again!
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rosebear well made, nice style
These chairs are well built, light weight, attractive and work well with my space.
November 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by LuvFrenchCountry Beautiful chairs
I got the worn black to go with the Sidney dining table. They look awesome!!
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by VTgirl These chairs are perfect for my needs
The LeMans dining chairs fit perfectly around my antique table. The French Country style retains an antique feel. They are very comfortable and I love the rush seats. I would recommend these chairs to anyone. Because of the delicate style, they may not be best for heavy use.
November 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lacakagaga Really pretty, but. . .
They're small and for a breakfast nook very pretty. However, at least 4-5 times the chairs with or without someone actually sitting on them or getting up have fallen over into the walls. The rubbed black paint made a mess on the walls and once even gouged out some wall board. I had to get rid of them for that reason. The two rear legs are about 2 -3 inches too close to each other, thus making for easy tipping. :(
November 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoMarie Beautiful classic chair!
When the chairs arrived they were so well packed and had no damage. I am so happy with their beauty. I needed a distinguished/classic chair for my dining room - these chairs are a PERFECT fit with my table and buffet. The quality is excellent and they are very comfortable. I get a lot of compliments on them. These chairs completed the "look" I wanted in my dining room. THANK YOU for a quality chair that is beautiful!
November 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by chrssy perfect chair
I have never ordered furniture by mail before, but I didn't need to worry--fast delivery, excellent packaging arrived in perfect condition. Ordered cream to go with dark oak round pedestal table--looked perfect. Great chair if you want French country or cottaqe look. Just the right size without being too heavy. Would recommend--I don't think you can beat the price!
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarineMom21 Beautiful chairs in a French Country kitchen!
I purchased two sets of these chairs for my kitchen bay window nook. I love these! The soft lines make them perfect for the French Country look I was trying for, and they are very comfortable. I was a bit worried because some reviewers mentioned these were so "small", but I found these to be a perfect size for my bay window kitchen area. My table is 48" round solid birch top with a black pedestal base, and I wanted to make sure the chairs were not too slight to complement the more bulky table; but they are just right. The chairs are also very comfortable for both my size at 5'2" and my son and husband at 6' each.
I probably searched for months to get the right chairs, and I am very happy with this purchase! I loved the packaging...very well packaged so they arrived in perfect condition. The finish of the chairs is ok-- my cabinets are maple, and my table is birch and black, so I was hoping for more of a finish that had some maple or cherry type undertones, but the finish is more hickory brown. It does go fine with the wood in my kitchen, so I am ok with that.
Finally, I thought the price was great. I looked at our local shops as well as on line, and was please to get these chairs, already assembled, at such a good price. Didn't like to pay for the extra shipping charge for the larger size, but it was a fair trade off to get the style that looks so good in my kitchen!
August 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by AndyH Sturdy construction and good value. Did not know that chair was faux-grained.
Needed a chair that was higher than normal and this worked. The rush seat is nicely done. Construction is sturdy. The graining is faux. Unusual is that the seat slopes up toward the back - this works for me but might not work for everyone.
April 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CAB1 Great comfortable chairs
Love the chairs look just like the picture very comfortable. Goes great with the Chianni Trestle Table in Rubbed Cream.
April 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sallybananas Excellent quality
Even though it took 2 months to receive them, they were well worth the wait. Beautiful, well made and they were shipped so well, there wasn't a scratch on them when I received them. Thanks, Ballards for the great service!
February 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by manicshopper These chairs are great for the price!
I purchased 6 of these LeMans chairs in black. I splurged on a beautiful farm table and had to find inexpensive chairs to match- these chairs are small, but perfect for my dining room.
February 1, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5
by JennontheBlock An issue with a striped material on corner bench
Love the chairs and table but the corner cushion and seat I also purchased was made for a left corner and I have a right corner. It's a striped material and I'm surprised your system didn't prompt the sales associate to ask me if I had a right corner or a left corner. Or maybe they didn't ask and just ordered it incorrectly. Whatever the case, I just hope you and the manager of the store will quickly correct this problem. I re-designed my home office with you and now my kitchen with you and I hope to continue buying from your company.
November 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by maggi49 The chairs are absolutely beautiful
The chairs are beautiful and more than what I expected.
October 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizonChimney Bought six of these chairs for an informal dining area.
After we received the six chairs of the original order, we liked them so much that we ordered two more. They are lovely to look at and comfortable for seating.
October 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by AZShopper48 Fits my needs.
These chairs perfectly fit my kitchen table. However, I was slightly disappointed in the size. It is hard to imagine the size even when you have the dimensions. Also, the wood grain is painted on the chairs giving them a cheaper look. But, I am happy with them and I was happy with the price.
October 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by beachgrandma Very cute-a tad small
I actually ordered these to go with a farm table in my dining room. I ended up ordering 8 regular chairs and the bench. The white finish is just right, the wicker seats go great with the style but the size is just a little small in stature. The seat height is fine, it's just the overall size. For most it will be ok but for a larger individual the chairs may not be comfortable for very long. I have been trying to find chair cushions for these but no luck so far. I need a particular color/colors and have not been able to locate cushions that are not too thick. Thick cushions will add too much height to the chair. I am keeping as overall, they go well with the table and the styling design is perfect-just wish they were a little bigger.
August 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mdwst Great Chairs for the price
These chairs are a beautiful addition to my dinette. The are light but very study. They are on the small side but everything else about them is perfect.
August 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElaineMarie Are you kidding me? You are my place to shop, I love love love you....
Just moved them into my new kitchen, they look great and are comfortable to sit on. I bought two counter stools and two dining chairs for my bistro table and the look is fabulous.
August 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GeorgiaGirl402 Very upscale product
These chairs are gorgeous and very sturdy. They are of great quality and workmanship. They are also comfortable and the stain color is very rich. You will be pleased to have them in your home.
August 1, 2012