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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Georgian oak joint stool, mid 18th century, with slender ballaster turned legs. Pegged joints, 46 by 29 cm, height 45 cm

Georgian oak joint stool with turned cabriole legs, 47 by 27 cm, 58 cm high

A George II style elongated foot stool upholstered in crushed velvet fabric

A George III oak joined stool raised on turned legs supported by cross stretchers, 46 x 46 x 25

A George III Chippendale style mahogany stool, English, circa 1760. 46.5 cm high, 60.5 cm wide, 49 cm deep. Provenance: Westbury Antiques, Melbourne

A good George I walnut stool. Rectangular form with tapestry upholstery on cabriole legs with carved shell terminating pad feet 43 cm high, 56 cm wide, 44 cm deep.

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

A Georgian mahogany stool, English, late 18th century. 47 cm high, 47 cm wide, 39 cm deep

A fine Georgian Ottoman, with shaped apron and cabriole legs with pad foot upholstered in 19th century paisley fabric. Provenance: St David's Cathedral, Hobart

Coronation foot stool used at Coronation of King George VI at Westminster Abbey

A Georgian foot stool 17th century, rectangular, raised on turned legs supported by cross stretchers, 46 x 46 x 25

A 19th century George II style Victorian mahogany stool of rectangular form on cabriole supports terminating on ball and claw feet. 48 cm deep 65 cm wide 47 cm high

A George II style mahogany footstool, by Rocke & Co., late 19th century, the rectangular upholstered seat resting on carved mask head knees with cabriole legs terminating in elaborate lion paw feet printed paper label to the base W. M. Rocke & Co. Pty. Ltd

A good pair of George II style mahogany dressing stools, 48 x 69 x 64 cm

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

George IV mahogany cross stretcher based foot stool

A pair of George IV rosewood footstools, each re-upholstered above a moulded show-frame over carved lions paw feet, height 23 cm width 45 cm Depth 45 cm

A Regency mahogany and brass inlaid footstool in the manner of George Smith, with grape and vine carving and ebonised and brass inlaid rosettes, on cast gilt metal shell feet. Width 43 cm. Depth 26 cm, 22 cm in diameter. Width 43 cm. Depth 26 cm, 22 cm in

George II walnut stool on acanthus moulded cabriole legs

George III mahogany stool with cabriole supports, raised shell decorations and ball and claw feet

An Irish George III mahogany stool, in the Chippendale taste, the rectangular upholstered seat raised on carved cabriole legs terminating in paw feet, 86 cm wide, 56 cm deep, 46 cm high.