A Charles I Oak Low Stool
The top, cut from a very well-marked oak board, with a lovely wild grain, has a single moulded edge and is secured to the seat rails by four large square pegs.
The seat rails are deep and are decorated with complicated run moulding along the bottom edge. The short, but “chunky” turned legs are set at an angle to the top – or have a “rake”, and joined by all round stretchers.
This type of low stool could possibly have been made for a child to sit on, or a footstool for an adult.
English, circa 1630.
Width 15 inches, depth 10.5 inches, high 13.5 inches.