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Stool

  • Date:

    1710-1730 (made)

  • Museum number:

    W.16-1970

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rectangular walnut stool, raised on cabriole legs with plain pad feet, the knees carved with a lappet with a raised edge moulding on the inside edge, in a double edge scroll, which terminates top and bottom in a scroll. The design of the lappet continues onto the spandrel brackets with no apparent break in design, although the join can be seen. The seat is upholstered in a modern green silk damask and close nailed with brass nails.

Construction:
The oak rails are tenoned into the walnut legs. The rails are dropped at each end to provide support for the upper edges of the spandrel brackets, with an additional walnut block glued below. Only one of these blocks is in its original orientation, the other seven having been re-glued in various arrangements. Four modern struts in beech (machine cut) are set across the corners and fixed with handmade nails, probably to suggest that they date from the 18th century.
The base of the feet show evidence of castors, now removed.

The webbing and base cloth are in jute, in a plain weave. The webbing is approximately 5.4 cm wide and is open set. The upholstery is probably post-war and probably done shortly before it came to the museum.

Date

1710-1730 (made)

Dimensions

Height: 46 cm 43cm to top of seat rail, Width: 54.5 cm, Depth: 42 cm

Descriptive line

stool, upholstered in green, English, 1710-30, walnut

Techniques

Carving

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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