When my husband and I found these in a dusty old antique shop, there was no base and they were broken and covered in dirt. I stripped them, used analine dye and made bases out of oak. We had some old leather that looked a bit beaten up and that was used for the seat. I wanted them to appear original and now I love the look! I wish I knew where they came from. Someone said Kresge's but I cannot find anything like them online.