When we bought our cabin above Sonora about ten years ago, we had some fun deciding how to furnish it. We bought a new bed for our home, so the old one went to the cabin, as did an extra kitchen table, some chairs, and an old desk.
And we found some treasures in second hand shops around the area, filling in with some bookshelves, some wicker chairs, and the like. We even had a neighbor give us a wonderful old craftsman chair, since she was moving and couldn't take it with her.
But we never did come up with a good solution for a chair to sit in front of that desk. We looked, and looked, but just never found anything that was the right combination of style, condition, and price.
At least, not until we went on a walk around town last week. There on the sidewalk was a nice chair. Sure, it needed some work. It was missing a caster, and the leather was slightly torn in a couple of places. And the finish was worn off the arms...and it was free.
A week later, we finally have our desk chair. Here it is in our living room, with the arms refinished, the caster replaced and the leather touched up. We'd been looking for ten years...but you can't beat this one's combination of style, condition, and, most importantly, price.