My dining room chairs arrived this week and I am smitten with them. I picked up the Madeline chair from Restoration Hardware. It really was love at first sight as I've always admired Thonet's 19th Century bentwood chairs (seen in most European cafes). It is a very comfortable chair and will age beautifully. My chairs are stained in RH's brown oak drifted to coordinate with the table and bench I had already purchased (much darker than the photograph below).