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Midcentury Rush Three Legged Stool
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
An unusual early to mid-20th century three legged stool. Turned oak or similar wood with a rush top in good condition. Sturdy and infinitely stylish. French in origin. ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Oak

  • Midcentury Rush Three Legged Stool
  • Midcentury Rush Three Legged Stool
  • Midcentury Rush Three Legged Stool
  • Midcentury Rush Three Legged Stool
H 18.51 in. W 16.15 in. D 16.15 in.
Josef Frank Three Legged Stool
By Josef Frank
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A charming, three legged stool, Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, Sweden.
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Stools

Materials

Cherry

  • Josef Frank Three Legged Stool
  • Josef Frank Three Legged Stool
  • Josef Frank Three Legged Stool
  • Josef Frank Three Legged Stool
H 14 in. Dm 16.5 in.
Oval Antique Bobbin Legged Stool
Located in Port Chester, NY
An eye-catching bobbin legged stool, newly upholstered in gray linen. Nice comfortable height provides good extra seating in any room. If you need more than one, take a look at our r...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Stools

Materials

Oak

  • Oval Antique Bobbin Legged Stool
  • Oval Antique Bobbin Legged Stool
  • Oval Antique Bobbin Legged Stool
  • Oval Antique Bobbin Legged Stool
H 19 in. W 17 in. D 14.5 in.
Round Antique Bobbin Legged Stool
Located in Port Chester, NY
An eye-catching bobbin legged stool, newly upholstered in gray linen. Nice comfortable height provides good extra seating in any room. If you need more than one, take a look at our o...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Stools

Materials

Oak

Minimal Three-Legged Stool by Coolican & Company
By Peter Coolican
Located in Mississauga, Ontario
The Abbott is a stable three-legged stool with a wedged through-tenon joint and a round beveled top. The stool is great for occasional seating, as a small side table, or as a place t...
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2010s Canadian Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Cherry, Maple, Oak, Oak

  • Minimal Three-Legged Stool by Coolican & Company
  • Minimal Three-Legged Stool by Coolican & Company
  • Minimal Three-Legged Stool by Coolican & Company
  • Minimal Three-Legged Stool by Coolican & Company
H 18.5 in. W 11.75 in. D 11.75 in.
Ode Three-Legged Stool by Sizar Alexis
By Sizar Alexis
Located in Geneve, CH
Ode three-legged stool by Sizar Alexis Signed and numbered Edition of 12 Dimensions: Length 45 x width 45 x height 40 cm Materials: Burned pine wood The hexagon has more to it...
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2010s Swedish Modern Stools

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Pine

  • Ode Three-Legged Stool by Sizar Alexis
  • Ode Three-Legged Stool by Sizar Alexis
  • Ode Three-Legged Stool by Sizar Alexis
  • Ode Three-Legged Stool by Sizar Alexis
H 15.75 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.72 in.
Three-Legged Stool by Studio Woodworker John W Los
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This beautifully crafted stool is a fine example of American woodworker John W Los.
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Mid-20th Century North American American Craftsman Stools

Materials

Mahogany

Minimal Three-Legged Stool in Black Cherry by Coolican & Company
By Peter Coolican
Located in Mississauga, Ontario
The Abbott is a stabile three-legged stool with a wedged through-tenon joint and a round beveled top. The stool is great for occasional seating, as a small side table, or as a place ...
Category

2010s Canadian Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Cherry, Maple, Oak, Oak

Minimal Three-Legged Stool in Blackened Ash by Coolican & Company
By Peter Coolican
Located in Mississauga, Ontario
The Abbott is a stabile three-legged stool with a wedged through-Tenon joint and a round beveled top. The stool is great for occasional seating, as a small side table, or as a place ...
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2010s Canadian Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Cherry, Maple, Oak, Oak

Rare Three-Legged Stool in Ash, circa 1925 by Josef Frank
Located in New York, NY
Made for Haus Und Garten, circa 1925, this three-legged stool is very rare and in excellent condition. Josef Frank (Austrian, 1885-1967) Three-legged stool, Austria, circa 1925 Ash ...
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Vintage 1920s Austrian Stools

Materials

Ash

Handmade Staked Legged Milking Stool
Located in London, GB
A handmade traditional staked legged milking stool. This example is in black painted Tulip Poplar. Much of the work is characterized by their predominant use of hand tools. This han...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Stools

Materials

Poplar

  • Handmade Staked Legged Milking Stool
  • Handmade Staked Legged Milking Stool
  • Handmade Staked Legged Milking Stool
  • Handmade Staked Legged Milking Stool
H 14.18 in. W 14.57 in. D 9.85 in.
Krogenæs Møbler, Three Legged Stool, Sculpted Pine, circa 1950s, Norway
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sculpted pine stool produced by Norwegian firm Krogenæs Møbler. The name of producer is fire-branded in runic writing style under the seat. Other Scandinavian designers of the er...
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Vintage 1950s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Handcrafted Studio Three Legged Stool by Fabian Fischer, Germany, 2019
By Fabian Fischer
Located in Berlin, DE
Made to order Windsor chair by German Woodworker Fabian Fischer. Made in the tradition and quality of American Studio Craftsmanship. The price reflects the chair made in oak but can ...
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2010s German Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wood

Handcrafted Studio Four Legged Stool by Fabian Fischer, Germany 2019
By Fabian Fischer
Located in Berlin, DE
Made to order Stool by German Woodworker Fabian Fischer. Made in the tradition and quality of American Studio Craftsmanship. The price reflects the Stool made in Oak but can also be ...
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2010s German Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wood

Pair of Three-Legged Stools by Arne Hovmand Olsen, Denmark, 1940s
By Arne Hovmand-Olsen
Located in Berkhamsted, GB
An exceptional pair of very tall functionalist three-legged milking-style stools in beech by Arne Hovmand-Olsen, Denmark, 1940s.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Beech

Handmade Oak Staked Legged Milking Stool
Located in London, GB
A handmade traditional staked legged milking stool by London duo Bibbings & Hensby. These examples are in raw oak but other timbers and finishes are available. Much of Bibbings & He...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Stools

Materials

Oak

  • Handmade Oak Staked Legged Milking Stool
  • Handmade Oak Staked Legged Milking Stool
  • Handmade Oak Staked Legged Milking Stool
  • Handmade Oak Staked Legged Milking Stool
H 14.18 in. W 14.57 in. D 9.85 in.
Pair of Saber-Legged Swedish Stools
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Pair of stools, Sweden circa 1880, in the neoclassical style. Lamb’s tongue molding around the four sides, upholstered seats, and flared and tapering legs. Sturdy and comfortable, an...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Stools

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Upholstery, Wood

  • Pair of Saber-Legged Swedish Stools
  • Pair of Saber-Legged Swedish Stools
  • Pair of Saber-Legged Swedish Stools
  • Pair of Saber-Legged Swedish Stools
H 18 in. W 18.5 in. D 15 in.
Handmade English Staked Legged Milking Stool
Located in London, GB
A handmade traditional staked legged milking stool by Bibbings & Hensby. This example is in raw oak but other timbers and finishes are available. Much of Bibbings & Hensby’s work is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Stools

Materials

Oak

  • Handmade English Staked Legged Milking Stool
  • Handmade English Staked Legged Milking Stool
  • Handmade English Staked Legged Milking Stool
  • Handmade English Staked Legged Milking Stool
H 14.18 in. W 14.57 in. D 9.85 in.
Three Legged Stool, Designed by Josef Frank for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1925
By Fritz Hansen, Josef Frank
Located in Stockholm, SE
Solid elm. Measures: H 38 cm/ 1' 3" W 39 cm/ 1' 3 1/4" D 39 cm/ 1' 3 1/4".
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Vintage 1920s Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Elm

Pair of Sven Ellekaer Three-Legged Stools in Teak, Chr. Linneberg, Denmark, 1962
By Christian Linnebergs Møbelfabrik, Sven Ellekaer
Located in The Hague, NL
This striking pair of stools was designed by Sven Ellekaer and produced by Christian Linneberg Møbelfabrik in Denmark, 1962. The round seat pads are upholstered in a black and white ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Faux Leather, Teak, Wenge

Three-Legged Midcentury Wooden Stool, France, 1950s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Wooden tabouret with three legs, France, 1950s Nice patina. Normal signs of wear. See pictures.   
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wood

Three Legged Milking Stools after Mogens Lassen
By K. Thomsen
Located in New York, NY
Milking stools with sculpted seats supported on three legs; one in orange and one in black lacquer. After a design by Mogens Lassen. Danish, circa 1940.   
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Teak, Birch

  • Three Legged Milking Stools after Mogens Lassen
  • Three Legged Milking Stools after Mogens Lassen
  • Three Legged Milking Stools after Mogens Lassen
  • Three Legged Milking Stools after Mogens Lassen
H 18.5 in. W 21.63 in. D 13.88 in.
Beautiful Three-Legged Mid-Century Modern Stool
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Stool with great details, signed ABRM RUDA.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Three-Legged Danish Stacking Stool of Molded Plywood
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Denver, CO
This vintage three-legged stacking stool, made in Denmark circa 1960s is styled in the manner of the iconic stacking stool by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen. These were mass prod...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Metal

Depression Era Three Legged Swivel Factory Stool, circa 1930
Located in San Francisco, CA
About An antique adjustable swivel industrial factory stool with three legs, steel frame and cross bracing. This stool has retained much of its original finish and is sturdy and s...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Stools

Materials

Steel

Three Legged Wooden Stool in Walnut by Hopes Woodshop
By Hopes Woodshop
Located in Three Rivers, MA
This classic walnut stool is sturdy, comfortable, and great looking. Made from Walnut using traditional mortise and tenon construction. The scooped seat is 16” wide x 10”: deep. We m...
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2010s American Stools

Materials

Walnut

Liberty of London Teak Three-Legged Egyptian-Style Thebes Stool
Located in Hook, Hampshire
Liberty of London teak three-legged ancient-Egyptian design stool. When the pyramid at Thebes was excavated, two pieces of furniture had survived for over three thousand years - a fo...
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Antique Early 1900s British Stools

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Teak

Hudson Three-Legged Counter Height Wood Stool in Black Cherry
By New York Heartwoods
Located in Kingston, NY
New York Heartwoods' black cherry solid wood counter height stool is influenced by Shaker and Mid-Century design, created for comfort and stability, and features three hand-turned le...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Wood, Cherry

Antique Victorian Walnut Octagonal Stool, Chip Carved, 3 Legged, Scotland, 1890
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique Victorian walnut octagonal stool, chip carved, 3 legged, Scotland 1890, B2359 Scotland, 1890 Solid walnut Original finish Octangular carved top with moulded edge Stand...
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Antique 1890s Scottish Stools

Materials

Walnut

Bronze Four Legged Adjustable Revolving Stool with Leather Upholstered Seat
Located in Stamford, CT
An adjustable, revolving stool having four bronze legs and feet in the shape of boots with leather upholstered brass studded seat.
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Stools

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Bronze

Three-Legged Sculptural Pair of Heavy Polished Aluminum Bar Stools
Located in East Hampton, NY
This is a pair of mirror finish polish liquid style and very modern looking bar stools. A floating foot rest and jetting out back rest. Beautiful from all sides.
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Early 2000s French Post-Modern Stools

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Aluminum

Set of 3 Rare Midcentury Four-Legged Side Tables or Stools
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Beautiful solid wood four-legged side tables or stools. Fantastic patina. Legs made of thick solid wood. Measures: Seat height 36-47 cm / 14.1-18.5" Seat size: 30 x 30 cm /...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wood

Original Jas Shoolbred Victorian Walnut Three Legged Saddle Stool Cock Fighting
By Jas Shoolbred & Co.
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this stunning original Victorian Walnut three legged Saddle stool by Jas Shoolbred A truly glorious and artistic piece, made by the great Jas Shoolbred, it’s a...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Stools

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Walnut

Antique Three-Legged Swivel Stool in Black and Brown Cowhide Leather
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Antique three-legged swivel stool in black and brown cowhide leather. Base is wood and the three legs are in cast iron or piano stool. Size: 14" D x 18" H.
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Vintage 1930s American Country Stools

Materials

Iron

Small Square Mid-20th Century American 4-Legged Antler Foot Stool
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Small square mid-20th century American 4-legged antler foot stool.
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Stools

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Antler

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Three-Legged Wrought Iron Low Stools
By Arthur Umanoff, Tony Paul
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of 3-legged low iron stools with oversized metal feet with gold-painted trim detail. Plywood seats have been reupholstered in a multi-color tweed fabric. Nice, vintage condition...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

Petite Silk Upholstered French Louis XV 6 Legged Carved Walnut Ottoman Stool
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a fine quality 19th century French carved Louis XV stool. The stool measures only 26 wide x 14 wide x 8 inches tall. The fantastic silk upholstery is in a beautiful soft pink...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Stools

Materials

Walnut

Hudson Cerused Oak Counter Height 3-Legged Wood Stool by New York Heartwoods
By New York Heartwoods
Located in Kingston, NY
New York Heartwoods' cerused white oak modern counter-height Hudson stool is designed for comfort and stability and features three hand-turned legs, a uniquely shaped faceted seat, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Wood, Oak

Style of Pierre Jeanneret Three Legged Round Stools Solid Wood, Set of 3
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in National City, CA
We are presents: In the style of Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand - three legged solid wood carved round stools - a set of three, circa 1950s No label present. Dimensions: 1...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wood

American Craft Movement 3-Legged Milking Stool in the Style of Arthur Cunningham
Located in Pau, FR
American craft movement three splayed leg milking stool with shaped seat in the style of Arthur Cunningham, circa 1950s. Great patina, very sturdy.
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Mid-20th Century American Country Stools

Materials

Wood

Hudson Ebonized Walnut Counter Height 3-Legged Wood Stool by New York Heartwoods
By New York Heartwoods
Located in Kingston, NY
New York Heartwoods' ebonized black walnut solid wood counter height stool is influenced by Mid-century and Shaker design, features three hand-turned legs, a shaped faceted seat, and...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Modern Japanese Three Legged Tripod Stool in Exotic Bamboo Wood Cutout Legs
Located in National City, CA
Vintage modern three legged tripod stool in exotic bamboo with decorative detail in split wood design-fascinating see through cutout carved legs-made in Japan, 1970s Ideal plant sta...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Bamboo

Pair of Rustic Chinese 17th-18th Century Three-Legged Pine Stools
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Pair of Chinese 17-18th century three-legged pine stools. Original condition with a nice rustic age-related patina. Sold as a pair.
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Antique 17th Century Chinese Chinese Export Stools

Materials

Pine

Danish Modern Three-Legged Milking Stool Pine Wood Red and White Paint, 1950s
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Danish modern milking stool in the style of Mogens Lassen. It´s made of solid pine wood and comes with the original red and white paint. The seat is sculpted so it suits your back ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Paint, Wood, Pine

Danish Modern Three-Legged Milking Stool Pine Wood Blue and White Paint, 1950s
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Danish modern milking stool in the style of Mogens Lassen. It´s made of solid pine wood and comes with the original blue and white paint. The seat is sculpted so it suits your back...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Paint, Wood, Pine

Four-Legged Mahogany Stool
Located in Port Chester, NY
An elegant stool newly covered in French beige linen, with brass decorative upholstery nails. Graceful and well shaped ends. Constructed with mahogany legs, circa 1840 that are well-...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English Benches

Materials

Mahogany

  • Four-Legged Mahogany Stool
  • Four-Legged Mahogany Stool
  • Four-Legged Mahogany Stool
  • Four-Legged Mahogany Stool
H 18 in. W 44.5 in. D 19.5 in.
1960s Three-Legged Stool by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A newly upholstered three (3) legged triangular stool in raspberry boucle on swollen dowel legs with caster feet.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Indian Brass Three Legged Foot Stool
Located in San Diego, CA
Indian brass three legged foot stool in brass, circa 1970s. Great patina finish and enscibed circular design; Legs unscrew for easy storage. A very interesting, decorative and functi...
Category

20th Century Indian Romantic Footstools

Materials

Brass

Indian Brass Three Legged Foot Stool
Located in San Diego, CA
Indian brass three legged foot stool in brass, circa 1970s. Great patina finish and enscibed circular design in blue; Legs unscrew for easy storage. A very interesting, decorative an...
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20th Century Indian Romantic Footstools

Materials

Brass

Three-Legged Tribal Stool attributed to the Oromo from Ethiopia, Africa
Located in Miami, FL
A three-legged African stool or seat carved from a single piece of wood, attributable to the Oromo people in or around the city of Jimma in Ethiopia. This stool was as a utilitarian ...
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20th Century Ethiopian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Hans Olsen Danish Modern Reversible Three-Legged Oak & Teak Stool, Side Table
By Hans Olsen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
One of Hans Olsen rarest designs. It was manufactured by N. A. Jorgensens Moebelfabrik/Bramin in the early 1950s. Literature: "Dansk Kunstha°ndværk" nr. 7, 1956, in Advertisment. Mea...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Teak, Wool

Set of Five Arthur Umanoff Three-Legged Wrought Iron Swivel Bar Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Ferndale, MI
Nice solid stabile three-legged wrought iron bar stools. 13" round swivel seat.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

3-Legged Stool
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Thick Wood Stool
Category

20th Century Unknown Stools

Materials

Wood

  • 3-Legged Stool
  • 3-Legged Stool
  • 3-Legged Stool
  • 3-Legged Stool
H 23.75 in. W 38 in. D 24 in.
Wavy Wooden Legged Stool
Located in London, GB
This tiny French stool is a very simple and charming piece. The top sits on three turned legs that twist and slot into the top. It is a lovely colour and has aged beautifully. Shows ...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Rustic Stools

Materials

Wood

  • Wavy Wooden Legged Stool
  • Wavy Wooden Legged Stool
  • Wavy Wooden Legged Stool
  • Wavy Wooden Legged Stool
H 10.63 in. W 10.24 in. D 10.24 in.
Primitive Three Legged Stool
Located in Los Angeles, CA
East coast hand-carved Primitive stool bench, made in USA, circa late 1800s.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Stools

Materials

Wood

  • Primitive Three Legged Stool
  • Primitive Three Legged Stool
  • Primitive Three Legged Stool
  • Primitive Three Legged Stool
H 11.5 in. Dm 22 in.
JEAN PROUVE ; 3 LEGGED STOOL
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Jean Prouve early laminated stool , metal frame and rubber feet pads , documented piece .
Category

Vintage 1930s French Stools

  • JEAN PROUVE ; 3 LEGGED STOOL
  • JEAN PROUVE ; 3 LEGGED STOOL
  • JEAN PROUVE ; 3 LEGGED STOOL
  • JEAN PROUVE ; 3 LEGGED STOOL
H 17.5 in. Dm 12.5 in.
Set of 3 European 3-Legged Stools
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A set of 3 European stools in tubular steel with disc feet and seats reupholstered in a chocolate-brown leather. Stools retain much of their original "dirty-mustard" paint, now wond...
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Stools

  • Set of 3 European 3-Legged Stools
  • Set of 3 European 3-Legged Stools
  • Set of 3 European 3-Legged Stools
  • Set of 3 European 3-Legged Stools
H 30.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 14 in.
Sasaki White Oak Three Legged Stool
Located in Los Angeles, CA
White oak three legged stool, small or large.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American American Craftsman Stools

Materials

Oak

  • Sasaki White Oak Three Legged Stool
  • Sasaki White Oak Three Legged Stool
  • Sasaki White Oak Three Legged Stool
  • Sasaki White Oak Three Legged Stool
H 24 in. W 12 in. L 24 in.
Unusual 3-legged Stool with Sculpted Seat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unusual "modern meets primitive" 3-legged stool with a beautiful sculpted seat and faceted legs. Wonderful construction, scale and patina.
Category

20th Century American Stools

  • Unusual 3-legged Stool with Sculpted Seat
  • Unusual 3-legged Stool with Sculpted Seat
  • Unusual 3-legged Stool with Sculpted Seat
  • Unusual 3-legged Stool with Sculpted Seat
H 17.5 in. W 19 in. D 18 in.
Early Industrial Age Three Legged Stool
Located in Ferndale, MI
Early Industrial Age Three Legged Stool
Category

20th Century American Stools

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3 Legged Stool For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the 3 legged stool you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, hardwood and oak, every 3 legged stool was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a 3 legged stool, we have 31 options in-stock, while there are 15 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect 3 legged stool — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right 3 legged stool, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one 3 legged stool that is appealing in its simplicity, but New York Heartwoods, Fabian Fischer and Josef Frank produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a 3 Legged Stool?

A 3 legged stool can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,026, while the lowest priced sells for $120 and the highest can go for as much as $7,800.

Finding the Right Stools for You

Stools are versatile and a necessary addition to any living room, kitchen area or elsewhere in your home. A sofa or reliable lounge chair might nab all the credit, comfort-wise, but don’t discount the roles that a good stool can play.

“Stools are jewels and statements in a space, and they can also be investment pieces,” says New York City designer Amy Lau, who adds that these seats provide an excellent choice for setting an interior’s general tone. 

Stools, which are among the oldest forms of wooden furnishings, may also serve as decorative pieces, even if we’re talking about a stool that is far less sculptural than the gracefully curving molded plywood shells that make up Sōri Yanagi’s provocative Butterfly stool

Fawn Galli, a New York interior designer, uses her stools in the same way you would use a throw pillow. “I normally buy several styles and move them around the home where needed,” she says.

Stools are smaller pieces of seating as compared to armchairs or dining chairs and can add depth as well as functionality to a space that you’ve relegated to entertaining. For a splash of color, consider the Stool 60, a pioneering work of bentwood by Finnish architect and furniture maker Alvar Aalto. It’s manufactured by Artek and comes in a variety of colored seats and finishes.

Barstools that date back to the 1970s are now more ubiquitous in kitchens. Vintage barstools have seen renewed interest, be they a meld of chrome and leather or transparent plastic, such as the Lucite and stainless-steel counter stool variety from Indiana-born furniture designer Charles Hollis Jones, who is renowned for his acrylic works. A cluster of barstools — perhaps a set of four brushed-aluminum counter stools by Emeco or Tubby Tube stools by Faye Toogood — can encourage merriment in the kitchen. If you’ve got the room for family and friends to congregate and enjoy cocktails where the cooking is done, consider matching your stools with a tall table.

Whether you need counter stools, drafting stools or another kind, explore an extensive range of antique, new and vintage stools on 1stDibs.