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How to solve a niggly seating problem (and add a dash of style to your home)

Chinese stools

It happens to us all.

Friends sit in your lounge room sipping pre-dinner drinks. Only, there are not enough seats. You end up perched on the armrest like a donkey on a fence rail. Not a comfy way to enjoy your friends’ banter.

But you can’t cram more chairs in the room. Because you’d have to walk sideways like a crab. So, how do you get extra seating in your room? And still keep your room warm and inviting?

A simple solution exists.

Antique Chinese stools make excellent seating and add style.

These stools are:


“Craftsmanship names an enduring, basic human impulse, the desire to do a job well for its own sake.”

Richard Sennett, The Craftsman

Traditional Chinese stools use solid timber and handmade joinery. Relax knowing the tight interlocking joints will keep a tubby relative comfortable and safe. The generous size keeps your wine glass secure from tumbling to the floor.

Antique furniture has a patina, the marks that come with time and use.  Unlike modern new furniture where any mark is obvious, the same mark on Chinese stools will blend in and become another small addition to its history.




Stools are ideal beside a chair or bring a couple together to form a coffee table. If they are not needed in the lounge room use them as bedside tables.


“Things men have made with wakened hands, and put soft life into 
are awake through years with transferred touch, and go on glowing
 for long years.
 And for this reason, some old things are lovely
 warm still with the life of forgotten men who made them.” DH Lawrence

Antique handmade furniture adds warmth and character to light up a room and make you smile.

The different styles mean Chinese stools complement any décor. Compare the minimalist to the decorative styles of these stools.



Which would suit your home?

Surprise your friends with your knowledge

Look closely. The carving is a cloud motif and represents a wish for good fortune.

There is poetic imagery in the frame. Bridge stretchers join the legs of the stools and evoke a sense of people coming together. The horse hoof design of the feet tell you the stool is as strong as a horse to sit on.

Express your personal style

Ready to put an end to that nagging seating problem?

Then do it in style.

Take a couple of photos of your room on a smartphone. Come in for a visit to find the perfect piece for your home.

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