Stools were widely adopted in the house for their practicality, being primarily used as a portable seat both inside and outdoors. Another common use was as a step to reach a higher point. So the structure and joinery of the stool is designed to be weight bearing. All stools have a through transverse brace fitted under the seat using a mortise and tenon joint.
The traditional ease of use is just as relevant today. Because of their generous size, stools make excellent lounge room side tables and bedside tables. Pull two together for an instant coffee table. Being portable is an additional benefit when entertaining a large number of guests.
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Square walnut stools
Origin: Shanxi province Early 19th century walnut 430mm wide x 430mm deep x 500mm high These are a superb and rare example of Ming style furniture. A feature is the...
Plum red lacquered square stools
Origin: Shandong province 19th century elm wood 520mm wide x 520mm deep x 460mm high These large stools are ready to serve as side tables or lamp stands. The generous...
Low stools with cabriole legs
Origin: Shandong province Early 20th century elm wood 335mm wide 335mm deep x 270mm high These particular low stools display an extraordinary linear contrast. The legs are crafted from substantially...
Low square stools with scroll feet
19th century elm wood 335mm wide x 335mm deep x 290mm high Small stools are very convenient to have around the home. Strong enough for an adult, children love these...
Low stools with carved spandrels
Origin: Shanxi province 19th century elm wood 340mm wide x 340mm deep x 280mm high This is a delightful pair of now rare stools. There is a moulded opening on...
Round four legged stool
Origin: Shandong province 19th century elm wood 300mm diameter x 480mm high An exceptionally sturdy stool with four thick legs supporting an equally proportioned seat. The stretchers show wear marks...
Round three leg stool
Origin: Shandong province Early 20th century elm wood 325mm diameter x 510mm high Exceptionally strong stool to use as an occasional seat when extra guests arrive. Very useful in the...
Plum red lacquered square stool with wraparound stretchers
Origin: Shandong province 19th century elm wood 440mm wide x 440mm deep x 490mm high Single stool with a variation of the humpback stretcher. Instead of the stretcher inserting flush...
Square stool with wraparound stretchers
Origin: Shandong province 19th century elm wood 470mm wide x 470mm deep x 495mm high Single stool with a variation of the humpback stretcher. Instead of the stretcher inserting flush...