Help Identifying and Deciding on What to Do
I am no antique collector or anything, just an girl who likes to find interesting furniture and do-dads to refurbish and reuse. I came across these two chairs at a nearby thrift store recently and initially thought I would use them to create neat container gardens in the seats where the reeds have fallen through. They were only $4 each and are remarkably sturdy throughout and neither wobble. Well when I got them home and went to put them away I noticed some writing on the underside of one of the chairs. It appears to say "Miss Sally Drumond's - August 4, 1823". DANG! If that is real then these are DEFINITELY ANTIQUES. Now I can't bring myself to do what I intended to do with them. Yet I don't know anything about restoring them properly to keep their value (if there even is any) either. Any words of advice or ideas on the make / style of these chairs?