Learn about Country Stool

Usually thought of as a primitive stool, roughly shaped from a slab of adzed timber, usually gum in Australia. The four stick legs are wedged into holes bored with an auger bit in each corner, generally splayed outwards for additional support.

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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Two miniature elm Milking stools each with a rectangular seat above canted rectangular supports, 22 cm high and 19 cm high

Pair of rustic pine and oak trestle form long stools, approx 266 cm long, 46 cm high

A good George III country style oak stool of long rectangular form, thumb moulded edge, splayed turned legs on stretcher base, good dark colour and patina. 83 x 29 x 45 cm

Antique early 19th century French rustic small single drawer table/stool

A Georgian period primitive circular pine country stool with dished top and three simple pegged legs. Diameter 36 cm. Height 35 cm

A rustic burl-wood stool 18/19th century 30 x 35 cm

An Australian eucalypt rustic stool 19th century. One leg missing