Hello Mr. Klein,
I have an older schoolhouse?/mission?/bankers? chair with casters, assembled partly with slotted screws. A friend would like to paint it, but I'm generally opposed to doing this -- especially if it's of any value (I don't mean just of monetary value, but to maintain its integrity). Despite a general online search, I can't find another one exactly like it with casters. Is this probably just a mass-produced 30-60 year-old schoolhouse chair that someone added casters to? Thanks for your help.
Answer sorry i overlooked this post.
the castors were added at some time. i appreciate that you would like to dissuate the painting issue but on this itme it will not hurt, just make sure that a coat of clear shellac is applied first as a barrier.
we see these institutional chairs manufactured the same or nearly the same from around 1920-1950. however i think this is probably 60 years old.
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