Are these lovely or what? I have a pair of them on their way to my shop right this very moment. They are made of a metal and they have been chromed. The fretwork pattern looks great with bamboo nodes for accent. LOVE IT! I will, of course, have then recovered. I am thinking of this Robert Allen - Crystal Lake - in chocolate. YUMMY!!!!!! I love chairs. I can't help myself!!! Ok...and I love fabric too. BTW - I scored 30 yards of this fabric at fabric.com for only $4.98 per yard and free shipping - be still my heart!!!!!