In my opinion the true test of furniture quality is its durability and ability to last. My parents have furniture and rugs from other vendors that have been in their home for over forty years and it all still looks beautiful.
I spent over fifty thousand dollars with Ethan Allen to furnish my house 9 years ago. At the time, I though Ethan Allen sold quality. Not so. Since then, much of the furniture has simply fallen apart (arms falling off chairs, supports in sofas collapsing), upholstery has frayed and area rugs have unraveled at the edges and the fringes have all fallen off.
The furniture is appealing to the eye when new, but it is absolutely awful quality. DO NOT BUY FROM ETHAN ALLEN.