M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
ENGLISH or FRANCO-FLEMISH TURNED WALNUT LONG STOOL
The rectangular stuff-over seat above four pegged baluster-turned legs
joined by conforming turned H-form stretchers;
pegged mortise and tenon construction; upholstered in an "antique" deep salmon crushed velvet
Condition : Good to excellent, with wonderful patina; remains of
original ebonizing are visible in places;
one long seat rail supported from the interior with a parallel
timber (original still in place);
worm damage to the feet (expected); the bottom of two feet with replacement timbers;
nicks and scratches appropriate
to age and usage
The stretchers are connected to the legs in the Continental manner
of "round block into square block".
Most English block joinery is”
square into square”.
However, in the late 17th century,
many French Huguenot craftsmen had recently immigrated into England,
resulting in some overlapping of constructing techniques.
18.5" High X 29.5" Wide X 18.5" Deep
Also See :
The English (and European) tradition of the stool is a long one – from peasant to nobility.
Chairs, even until the very late 17th century, were reserved for the head of household – or for Royalty.
There were strict rules in Court regarding seating, even on stools.
Click here (or the image below) for a short article on seating,
and the lost-and-found evolultion of the stool -
the oldest piece of furniture in the world.
THE EARLY BRITISH STOOL
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M. Ford Creech Antiques & Fine Arts / 581
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TN 38117 / USA /
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