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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A Victorian gold upholstered foot stool. 35 cm high, 60 cm wide, 40 cm deep

A Victorian walnut piano stool with buttoned upholstered top and carved tripod base. Diameter 33 cm

A Victorian rosewood stool with wool needlework top and 'X'-shape supports united by a turned stretcher. 45 x 47 cm

Victorian beaded foot stool with floral decoration,W31.5cm approx

Victorian foot stool, with buttoned upholstery

A Victorian walnut piano stool, 19th century, the circular stool of adjustable height with a padded seat upholstered in tan velvet above a knopped and oak leaf and scroll carved pedestal with three curvaceous legs terminating in scroll feet; bearing a Brit

Victorian rococo style bedroom stool with tapestry seat & lift lid, 72 cm wide, 44 cmhigh approx.

An upholstered Victorian mahogany bed Step / footstool on four carved cabriole legs 113 x 30 x 20 cm

A late Victorian circular inlaid footstool with tapestry top and porcelain feet. Diameter 28 cm

Victorian stool, raised on cabriole legs recovered in green velour together with a French tapestry panel

Antique Victorian swivel tri legged piano stool, circa 1870s

Victorian mahogany revolving piano stool with red velvet seat

An early Victorian mahogany adjustable harp stool, the overhanging top rail above a plain curved cross-rail, drop in revolving seat on a turned support on a platform base, raised on short feet

A Victorian walnut piano stool, the padded square top in floral needlework revolving on a central turned pedestal surrounded by three slender columns, on three carved out-swept feet. Height 52 cm. Width and depth 46 cm.

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 fine Victorian rosewood piano stool with adjustable seat recently upholstered

A Victorian carved ball and claw stool late 19th century, mahogany and needlework cover height 49 cm

A Victorian rosewood piano stool, the circular adjustable seat upholstered with leather raised on a foliate carved knopped baluster standard with three out swept acanthus carved supports. Height 69 cm. Diameter 51 cm

A Victorian period walnut revolving piano stool with ornately carved and pierced tripod base and buttoned green brocade seat

A Victorian carved walnut tripod based piano stool with hand worked tapestry seat

A Victorian cabriole leg stool, circa 1890, the long narrow foot stool upholstered in velvet raised upon four sturdy cabriole legs. Height 52 cm. Width 117 cm. Depth 31 cm