They Must Have Loved To Sit
A lot of attachment can exist between individuals and their furniture. Especially a vintage piece that was in the home for a while can have some sentimental value. Usually, people think to give their furniture away to relatives as a token to remember them by.
This person decided to replicate a piece of furniture as a token for strangers passing by to identify them with. That’s some furniture love. This deceased person must have lived in that chair.