Identity and Fix-up Ideas for Vintage Hairpin Chairs?

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Q: I picked up these two chairs for $24. Anyone know about the maker? The backs are 29 1/2" high, and the seats appear to be original vinyl on wood and can be removed and reupholstered. One diagonal back rod appears to be missing, but the other poorly-aligned back bar appears to be original and not a repair. The four braces on each leg are made of wood (and painted black). Any ideas on refinishing them?

I'm thinking it'd be best to just re-spray black, and maybe re-upholster in a boomerang pattern? Plus again, any ideas on the maker?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.