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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French giltwood piano duet stool, with floral satin pink and cream upholstery. Width 90 cm

An unusual giltwood and barley twist four legged oval stool, French, circa 1860. 42 cm high, 52 cm wide, 44 cm deep.

A pair of gilt-wood stools, Italian, 18th century, upholstered in celadon green cut velvet, 47 cm high, 47 cm square. Provenance: John Dunn Antiques, Melbourne

Pair of antique French Louis XV style carved walnut foot stools, with gilt painted line decoration (2)

French Louis XVI style gilt stool with red upholstery, approx 48 cm high, 88 cm wide

A finely carved French gilt wood foot stool with sprung drop in seat upholstered in silk

A pair of Queen Anne style walnut and gilt stools, 48 x 57 x 50 cm

A pair of white and gilt swan head stools, Italian, circa 1920, 55 x 44 cm

A pair of footstools with gilt metal feet, 19th century, 22 x 33 x 33 cm

A pair of Queen Anne walnut and gilt stools 48 cm high, 57 cm wide, 50 cm deep

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

A pair of upholstered gilt bronze footed footstools, English 19th century, 22 x 35 x 35 cm

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 French style giltwood carved stool, the padded upholstered seat on simple cabriole legs. Width 42 cm. Depth 42 cm. Height 42 cm

Embroidered footstool. Embroidered upholstery, gilded legs and cross stretchers. Height 46 cm. Length 104 cm

A Louis XV style giltwood and brocade upholstered hearth stool 134 x30 x16 cm

A Louis XVI style giltwood stool, the rectangular floral and foliate upholstered top raised on fluted supports stretcher base 66 x 51 x 42 cm.

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