Received these chairs before Christmas as promised. The chairs look like the photos. They are also sturdy. I am sooo glad I did not purchase similar chairs from Macys.com. I saved $1,000 on these chairs and they look just as good. They were very easy to assemble, all parts needed were included. I've got a classy looking dining area for a lot less then I would have paid elsewhere. I strongly suggest if you are looking for style and class these are the chair to get.