We found this seat in the basement of the bank we bought when we were making the building in to my photography studio 10 years ago. We asked the original banker, who was in his 80's, and had owned the building (or his father had) for the past 100 years. He didn't even know it was there, so we are assuming it's quite old. DH painted it and it sits on my front porch now during the summer.
Since I didn't know what exactly this seat was used for, I started looking around and I found this one in a catalog for $149.99! So I think it's a DEAL!