I went to pick up my late birthday present this afternoon and this was the first thing I saw:
After taking the top off I could not see any damage but the side of the shipping crate was also pushed in.
Looking in the top of the crate things look OK.
Got the back off and found the damage.
It is a shame, it is a beautiful chair, I hope it survives the return trip and Chris can repair it. If he can I want it back.