This chair is an extremely sturdy solid mahogany side chair that was recently made. We are unsure of the origin of the chair, but it is probably from the Philippines. The chair is very well made, very heavy, and quite strong. The mahogany has been distressed and finished very well and the result is a beautiful chair. The seat currently has a clear plastic protective cover over the white fabric. The seat is attached with four screws and can easily be removed for recovering. This chair would make an excellent desk chair, accent chair, or addition to an existing Chippendale style dining set.