I got my shipment the second day after my order! I was very disappointed at first because the cover does not look like leather. You can see both sides of the cover on the underside of the seat where the fabric is stapled to the wood. However, after the chairs are assembled, they look much better and you cannot tell that the fabric is not leather-- or really low grade leather. I'm not an expert. I guess you get what you pay for. I ordered 6 chairs and one of the seats was defective. They sent me a replacement pretty quickly to complete my set.