Got a pair of these chairs in white and the finish is matte. These are replicas, so I did compare it to the original. The measurements are slightly different, but the chairs are comfortable enough. They came stacked in one big box and required no assembly. Overall, I'm pretty happy with them. I'd point out that there are some very slight seams that exist from the moulding/manufacturing process, but we just sanded these down with sandpaper. Also, the chairs might not be comfortable for someone with a wide bottom, as there is a slight scoop to the seat. They're very modern, lightweight, and look good in our breakfast nook.
These chairs are gorgeous and very sturdy. I use them outdoors on my balcony so I can watch my daughter in her sandbox and so that I can admire my rose container garden. They have held up really well over the last year to the sun and elements with minimal effort to take care of them. I would say that the plastic may have faded just a small amount but they still look and feel great! I love these chairs!