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Piano stool


1790-1820 18-1/2 x 13-1/2 (dia) Mahogany; unidentified diffuse porous hardwood; wool and silk upholstery

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp


“Knowles” is written in ink on the bottom of one cross-stretcher.

Two cross-stretcher tenons have been repaired.  The needlework seat has two holes, each about 1/2 to 3/4-inch in diameter.

The circular stool has an adjustable seat that screws into a threaded frame.  The stool stands on four square-tapered legs with molded outsides.  They are joined near the bottom by a cross-stretcher with a hole in the center to guide the post from the seat.  The seat frame has mahogany veneer above a beaded edge.  The chair seat is upholstered in early to mid 19th-century needlework showing a harlequin-like figure in multicolor pants and top between standing vines and within as scrolled border.