Finally the selvage gods smiled upon me and one of my neighbors put this baby on their curb! Not bad for my first free find. I am always so jealous when I hear about people finding gems on the side of the road. My dog darted out into traffic while I was wrestling it into my hatchback, but we both survived, and now the chair will also live a long happy life! I also polished the brass feet with some baking soda, but they kept some of their patina. The rattan was destroyed, the seat was harder than I can possibly explain, and the finish was ruined.