This 1810 chair has its original dark green (appears black) surface and is in perfect condition. It displays wonderful form and elegance. 1 of 2 known. See John Kassay book "The Windsor Chair" - Double page fig 1. Original state and condition. ex. David Schorsch & John Keith Russell & Peter Tillou. Can't get a better pediagree background than that. Very comfortable and a nice example.