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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An early Victorian walnut piano stool with screw mechanism and shaped base, scrolled supports with paw feet. 50 cm high.

A Victorian piano stool, English, circa 1880, 48 cm high, 40 cm diameter

A Victorian rosewood pedestal piano stool, mid 19th century, with a leaf carved baluster and waisted pedestal, to a tripod base with splayed legs relief carved with acanthus leaves terminating in ball and claw feet, the stuffover seat upholstered in gold v

Two similar Victorian foot-stools, each circular, with a domed padded needlework top above the frame, on small feet, one mahogany, one walnut(?). Height 12 cm. Diameter 27 cm.

Victorian revolving piano stool, with turned column support and three scroll carved legs

A Victorian mahogany studded leather stool. 50 cm high, 53 cm wide, 33 cm deep

A Victorian carved walnut revolving piano stool. 55 cm high

A Victorian rococo revival Adjustble Mahohany piano stool, second half 19th century, the stuffover stool having three integral cabriole legs with pendant embellishments United by a triskelian stretcher, a central bobbin section beneath the seat housing the

A Victorian mahogany adjustable piano stool, second half 19th century, the stuffover stool having a knopped stem upon a tripod base with curvaceous acanthus embellished legs tipped with whorl feet, upholstered in pink velvet with decorative gimp. Height 52

Victorian walnut inlaid footstool with tapestry top

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