Chairs came quickly, and were packed well. I put them together the same way, one came out perfect with no problems with the legs. The second came out with a slight difference between one of the legs. I put a felt "bumper" on the bottom of it and it seemed to fix it. Even before I put the felt on the leg, when you sat on it you couldn't tell there was a difference, only when the chair had no weight on it. Weird...hence the four stars. The color is exactly like the picture. The gray/silver stripe can look almost plum depending on the light and the color of the surrounding items. All in all they are really pretty chairs, very elegant looking. Reasonably comfortable. A great deal for the price.