The chairs arrived in about 7 business days - 2 chairs per box. One box was damaged but the chairs inside were fine. It took a while to put them together, but it was definitely worth the effort. These chairs are gorgeous and very comfortable! A great buy overall for the price. The fabric looks more like chenile (shimmers a bit), but is a bit tough so I think it should hold up quite well. The colors are definitely warm cream with a reddish chocolate swirls. Fabulous find for only **** per chair! Thanks Overstock!!