This was inherited and I know little about it. It is definitely "refinished," maybe was painted at one time, not sure if originally. Card affixed to bottom says "Mr. William C. Lee." Owner of chair or maker - no idea. Turned legs look like they may have been replaced if this is really old - they look machined, but I don't know. The continuous armrest had been broken and is plated underneath. Where the legs penetrate the seat, it appears there are very fine, maybe brass shims used to tighten the joints. Not sure if this is a cobbled-together older chair seat and back.