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Low stool

England

1740-1770 15-1/4 in x 26-3/4 in x 19-1/4 in Mahogany; unidentified woods

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp

1959.3500

Only a few brackets might be original.  One bracket has lost the end of its scroll, another has been replaced more recently than the others.  One leg stile has been repaired.  The slip seat is a replacement.

Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp

The rectangular low stool stands on four cabriole legs that end in turned disk (rather than pad) feet.  The knees of the legs are particularly bulbous.  The knee brackets have thin volutes or scrolled ends.  The seat rails are undercut with a serpentine.  The stool is upholstered in velvet.