Learn about Piano / Music Stool

A seat or bench for use especially by pianists. There are two types The first type, which are mainly Victorian, and of English origin, have a circular upholstered adjustable screw seat, able to be wound up or down. They are decorative in their way, but very restricting to the performer. The second type, popular after around 1890, were commonly made in Australia, and is of a simpler bench design, sometimes with arms, sometimes not, and the seat may or may not be upholstered. Frequently the seat has a lift up lid and a box for holding music. Duet stools (seating two), in the bench type are rare, and in the screw type even rarer.

Learn about Stools

There are two distinct types of stools. The earliest is the simplest type of seat furniture probably devised by human beings, consisting of a short wooden bench standing either on four legs or sometimes a flat-shaped support at either end. The legs may be square or turned, and in primitive versions simply sticks cut from a tree. Round milking stools usually had only three short legs. The second more sophisticated type of stools, were constructed with a frame joined by mortice and tenon joints. Using this construction method, padded or upholstered stools for use in the drawing room have been made since the 17th century, following the trends in stylistic design over the years.

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French giltwood piano duet stool, with floral satin pink and cream upholstery. Width 90 cm

An Australian pine sphinx carved piano stool. 69 cm high, 66 cm wide, 30 cm deep

A 1920s Sheraton style revival piano stool with lift up seat, 67 cm high. 50 cm wide, 38 cm deep

A 1930's piano stool with storage. Height 55 cm. Width 70 cm. Depth 40 cm

A Victorian walnut piano stool with buttoned upholstered top and carved tripod base. Diameter 33 cm

William IV? piano stool. Column on platform supported on 3 bun feet. Upholstered seat. Height 50 cm

An American walnut piano stool with iron glass feet, 38 x 47 cm

An Edwardian 'John Broadwood' adjustable piano stool, 46 x 37 x 48 cm

Antique bentwood piano stool with red upholstery, approx 45 cm high, 40 cm diameter

A Victorian walnut piano stool, 19th century, the circular stool of adjustable height with a padded seat upholstered in tan velvet above a knopped and oak leaf and scroll carved pedestal with three curvaceous legs terminating in scroll feet; bearing a Brit

Rosewood piano stool with carved turned pedestal on tri-footed platform base,William IV, purchased from Frasers Antiques ($1000.00)

Antique Edwardian rosewood inlay duet stool with lift up seat, 100 cm long

Edwardian mahogany piano stool, early 20th century, decorated in the Sheraton style with boxwood inlay. Note: the stool has a lift-up seat with an interior, compartment used for sheet music storage. Height 67 cm. Width 48 cm. Depth 36 cm

Edwardian walnut piano stool. Turned tri-pillar construction on outswept feet. Not adjustable. Height 46 cm

Antique Victorian swivel tri legged piano stool, circa 1870s

Two antique American swirl piano stools with glass ball feet