Here it is. It. is. primitive. Will I ever spend this much money again without seeing the product first? No.
We have much work to do on this piece, but as I said, I love the look and it is very comfortable. Sitting in DR Dimes, Treharn, and other top makers is not, because of my long torso, big arse, or maybe because they are reproductions which require a shorter seat. I also have no intention to spend close to $1000 for one chair. Once we are finished cleaning this up, it will be perfect for me, as long as the pine seat doesn't crack. You can see the edges from the wood chisels, paint drips on the back, very sharp edges, spindles beneath that weren't trimmed, but a nice wide and deeper seat for my wide and deeper seat.
The look I wanted, the fit I wanted, and willing to put the work into it.
With just a flat paint finish, it will be easy to repaint and touchup after sanding and scraping so that's another plus. I will not varnish, but wax it with my favorite car wax, Collinite paste. Good stuff.