My most recent chair deal went down over Labor Day weekend. My mom and I were out antiquing when suddenly these 2 caned chairs beckoned me over to take a closer look. I couldn't resist. After I sampled both chairs, I put my money down and they were mine.
For awhile back in the 80's, I had a dealer up in Wisconsin in the back woods. I would go behind the trailer where he kept the chairs. Chairs were cheap back then. I could get some great stuff for $5 a pop.
This chair I spotted at the curb on garbage collection day. My husband (and enabler) grabbed it and we ran. One of these days I'll refinish it. I like my chairs in their natural wooden state. Not painted.