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.
A Victorian rosewood pedestal piano stool, mid 19th century, with a leaf carved baluster and waisted pedestal, to a tripod base with splayed legs relief carved with acanthus leaves terminating in ball and claw feet, the stuffover seat upholstered in gold v
An Edwardian lift top piano stool. Early 20th century. The stool with curved elbow arms to a low back with a pierced splat with a marquetry Sheraton oval, tapering square set legs and an 'H' form stretcher, the seat upholstered in a dusky pink and
A Victorian rococo revival Adjustble Mahohany piano stool, second half 19th century, the stuffover stool having three integral cabriole legs with pendant embellishments United by a triskelian stretcher, a central bobbin section beneath the seat housing the
A Victorian mahogany adjustable piano stool, second half 19th century, the stuffover stool having a knopped stem upon a tripod base with curvaceous acanthus embellished legs tipped with whorl feet, upholstered in pink velvet with decorative gimp. Height 52
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