LOML's mom and her sister received a pair of these as presents in 1944 from a family friend who owned a furniture store. The story I'm told is that furniture makers used reduced scale models as floor pieces so folks could order full size pieces of the ones they liked(?).
She is after me to repair some failed dowel joints which I am OK with. She also wants them refinished to which I am opposed. They do look like chairs that have been used by children. They have since been used as decorative pieces throughout the years.
Seats have obviously been re-fabric-ed (is that a word?) but the original finish is cool although damaged. I'm in favor of a good cleaning and leaving the finish as is. Anybody want to back me (or her) as far as refinishing?