These chairs are copies of the much more expensive Emeco Navy side chair, which, for 2 chairs, would cost about 10 times more (I have priced them exactly). And while these have the same aesthetic, they don't have the beautiful brushed aluminum finish that the Emeco chair has - these chairs are powerdercoated silver and lacquered - so they shine silver, but are not metallic. That being said, these are beautiful chairs in their own right and quite sturdy. I have placed them next to distressed barn wood furniture and the cool silver next to the warm wood compliments one another beautifully. Though, knowing that these are reproductions of a very different quality nags at me a bit. I'll save for the real thing, but until then - these look quite lovely.