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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William IV? piano stool. Column on platform supported on 3 bun feet. Upholstered seat. Height 50 cm

Rosewood piano stool with carved turned pedestal on tri-footed platform base,William IV, purchased from Frasers Antiques ($1000.00)

A pair of William & Mary style stools, upholstered in herringbone linen, 46 cm high, 60 cm wide and 45 cm deep

A William IV mahogany stool with wool needlework square seat raised on a central column. Width 38 cm

A fine quality and rare William IV rosewood revolving harp chair, English circa 1835

William IV wind-up piano stool, c. 1830's, stamped H. Bennington, mahogany with lion paw feet, 19th century needlework cover. Height 55 cm

A William IV rosewood footstool of square form on bun feet, the hinged top upholstered in gold fabric. Width 42.5 cm. Length 44 cm. Height 29.5 cm

A William IV adjustable rosewood and upholstered stool

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