Jan & John Maggs

Antiques and Art

A rare period child’s joined stool in black paint

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A fine example of the small stool of the period. There is no agreement on their intended use, but suppositions include use by a child (but certainly not at the dinner table!), a footstool or a gout stool for an adult, or simply a low stool, perhaps for milking or tending the hearth, for example. The fact that they were unsuitable for adult use at the table could explain why so few have survived.

This is a particularly charming one, with its simple scratch-carved apron, stubby, turned legs, chunky stretchers, and single-board top with its moulded edge. It is double pegged at every joint and painted over its exterior.

English, mid-1600’s

Dimensions: Top: 14 ¼” X 10 ¼”; Height: 13 ¾”

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Inventory #26492

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