I has all the marks of a useful life. A chewed leg, a scuffed cross brace, dings and paint splatters decorate it leading me to speculate about it's life while preparing the glue.
It is of solid wood and because of the plugged holes next to the back legs, indicating that somebody made a mistake, I am led to think that a person put it together and not a machine.
You can see the plugged holes below and near the edge of the seat.
This is not a cheap throw away item so why was it thrown away?
This is the forth found chair I have picked up and repaired in the last couple of years. Had I known the person that threw it away I would have repaired it for free but I think the mindset now is "throw it away" and buy more cheap junk.
The metal chair I am sitting on now is having its problems. It has a stretched cloth bottom that has sagged over time but it has a provision to re-tension it. It has been adjusted about as much as it can stand so to compensate for the sag I have used some of the fabric I have picked up for future projects to level it out.
It makes for convenient hidden storage. Now the bottom is starting to tear but no problem I'll just sew a new one using some of the fabric I'm sitting on or maybe design something entirely different. You can be sure it won't be "thrown away".