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.