English oak oval work stool, circa 1870. The stool presents with an S-shaped piercing on the oval top. The apron shows a simple yet elegant arch cut-out design 1 with turned legs exhibiting baluster-shaped profiles braced by a box stretcher with tapered supports.
Dimensions: height: 17 in. (43 cm), width: 16 in. (41 cm), depth: 12.5 in. (32 cm)
Further readings and sources:
- The “arch cut-out” in the apron is a typical feature in stools of this period, providing both aesthetic and functional benefits, such as lightening the visual weight and offering an area for handgrip. ↩