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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Edwardian inlaid Mahogany piano stool, 48 cm x 36 cm, 60 cm high

An Edwardian piano stool with inlay decoration, English, early 20th century, 57 cm high, 55 cm wide, 32 cm deep

Edwardian piano stool, with lift seat music compartment and good upholstery

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

An Edwardian walnut piano stool, early 20th century, with a buttoned sang-de-boeuf leather top above a knopped stem and raised on three lightly carved cabriole legs with brass casters. Height 50 cm.

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

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

An Edwardian satin wood inlay mahogany piano stool, with silk brocade upholstery

An oak Edwardian organ stool with carved end stool. 59 cm high, 74 cm wide 36 deep.

An Edwardian satinwood X-frame stool with slatted sides, the front and back inlaid with an urn of flowers and mythological beasts in various woods and ivorine. Width 55 cm. Depth 37 cm. Height 56 cm

An Edwardian stained maple and needlepoint upholstered nursing chair, together with a stained maple needlepoint upholstered foot stool (2)

A Edwardian mahogany commode stool with original bowl and cover

An Edwardian oak and upholstered piano stool

A Edwardian mahogany stool with yellow upholstered cushion, 55 cm wide, 40 cm deep, 46 cm high

An Edwardian carved dressing stool with carved edge on cabriole supports

An Edwardian piano stool of rectangular form with tapestry padded seat to hinged sheet music drawer 69 cm high