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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Fine antique Regency ebony stool, caned seat, with scroll carved handles with large fluted handles, approx 38 cm long, 28 cm deep, 26 cm high

An early 1900s stool, the legs and base painted and decorated in the chinoiserie manner with pierced open fretwork decoration to each corner, upholstered in a Regency stripe of maroon and gold. 50 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm

A pair of Regency mahogany and cane foot stools, English, early 19th century. 56 cm high x 45 cm wide x 41 cm deep

A Regency mahogany stool. Rectangular period tapestry upholstery on X supports. 33 cm high

A late Regency walnut foot stool, with padded seat above x reeded end supports with turned stretcher

A Regency period faux rosewood and gilt decorated piano stool, the square green velvet over stuffed seat with a Greek key decorated frieze, supported on a revolving column with three splayed legs with anthemion and bell flowers decoration, terminating in g

Pair of upholstered Regency rosewood foot stools, signed by London maker

A Regency mahogany piano chair, with reeded back above an adjustable seat on reeded spiral twist legs

A Regency mahogany piano chair, with lyre shaped back on turned adjustable support and downswept legs

A Regency mahogany and gilt metal mounted adjustable piano chair, the brass inlaid top rail above a gilt metal lyre mounted back above a red leather adjustable seat on twisted reeded front legs

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

A Regency leather stool of rectangular form with ring turned tapering supports. Width 33 cm. Length 53 cm. Height 48 cm

Antique Regency mahogany adjustable piano stool 'Signed' Williams and Gibson (London)

Regency mahogany stool with an upholstered seat and 'X' shaped supports

Regency mahogany stool with an upholstered seat and ring turned legs

Regency counter stool with an upholstered seat and ring turned supports

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