These chairs are beautiful and much less expensive than anything else I was able to find. The fabric does not look or feel like what I think of as linen. It is more like a very short chenille. This is not a problem for me. The style is sophisticated and looks very nice with my leather parson style side chairs. I will probably apply a fabric protector since I feel like they may soil easily. The chairs are reasonably comfortable although the padding is not as thick as I prefer. Overall they are a very good buy for the price. I would have had to pay twice as much to get a similar look.