This chair was originally part of a pair. The other was very damaged and I sold it at a garage sale. I bought these at a garage sale myself- for a dollar. I woman who sold them to me told me that her sons (who would be about 40 now) used to sit on them on her porch and wait for the bus. I don't exactly know what I will do with this one. My son is getting to large to sit in it and have me feel comfortable that it will not break. I guess next year it gets sold.