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19th Century English Oak Stool
Located in San Francisco, CA
An unusual oak stool with three splayed legs, England, early 19th century. Seat diameter is 12 inches, leg diameter is 18 inches.
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Antique 19th Century English Stools

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Oak

Antique 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
Located in Pearland, TX
A superb antique 19th-Century English oak pegged joint stool with a beveled top, hand turned splayed legs, stretchers, and lovely hand carved apron. This charming stool would be grea...
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Antique 19th Century English Stools

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Oak

  • Antique 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • Antique 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • Antique 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • Antique 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
H 19.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 13.5 in.
19th Century English Pub Stool
Located in Denton, TX
Handcrafted solid elm tripod stool with iron stretcher from an English pub.
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Antique 19th Century Stools

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Iron

  • 19th Century English Pub Stool
  • 19th Century English Pub Stool
  • 19th Century English Pub Stool
  • 19th Century English Pub Stool
H 18.13 in. W 12.63 in. D 14.38 in.
Antique 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
Located in Pearland, TX
A superb antique 19th-Century English oak pegged joint stool with beautiful patina and hand turned legs, stretchers, and lovely hand carved scalloped apron. This charming stool would...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Stools

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Oak

English 19th Century Tall Stool
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This is an English 19th century tall stool with simple straight legs and stretchers. The wood is walnut and the seat is upholstered. Circa 1890.
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Antique 19th Century English Other Stools

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Walnut

  • English 19th Century Tall Stool
  • English 19th Century Tall Stool
  • English 19th Century Tall Stool
  • English 19th Century Tall Stool
H 27.25 in. W 12.38 in. D 12 in.
19th Century English Oak Stool
Located in High Point, NC
19th century English oak stool with a wonderfully hand carved and beveled edge around the top, over a carved decorated apron and supported on hand turned and carved legs, joined by s...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Stools

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Oak

  • 19th Century English Oak Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Stool
H 19.75 in. W 16.5 in. D 13.25 in.
19th Century English Joint Stool
Located in High Point, NC
19th century English oak joint stool with a beveled edge around the top following down to hand carved aprons on all four sides for easy placement in any room. The legs are hand turne...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Stools

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Oak

  • 19th Century English Joint Stool
  • 19th Century English Joint Stool
  • 19th Century English Joint Stool
  • 19th Century English Joint Stool
H 17.88 in. W 16.13 in. D 10.13 in.
English 19th Century Upholstered Stool
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A lovely English 19th century rectangular stool, newly upholstered in a wonderful Rose Tarlow Vicenza Mineral and Fog fabric with self-cording. The fabric has soft shades of gray and...
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Antique 19th Century English Other Stools

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Upholstery

  • English 19th Century Upholstered Stool
  • English 19th Century Upholstered Stool
  • English 19th Century Upholstered Stool
  • English 19th Century Upholstered Stool
H 18.5 in. W 41.75 in. D 21.25 in.
19th Century English Shaped Stool
Located in High Point, NC
19th century oak stool from England with a shaped top which has a beveled and carved decorated edge and carved decorated top. The legs are hand turned barley twist, and are joined by...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Stools

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Oak

  • 19th Century English Shaped Stool
  • 19th Century English Shaped Stool
  • 19th Century English Shaped Stool
  • 19th Century English Shaped Stool
H 17.88 in. W 12.75 in. D 13 in.
19th Century English Rosewood Stool
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very good quality mid-19th century Victorian stool Having moulded and carved frame raised on Elegant cabriole legs (This stool is of typical form and design for the period al...
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Victorian Stools

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Rosewood

  • 19th Century English Rosewood Stool
  • 19th Century English Rosewood Stool
  • 19th Century English Rosewood Stool
  • 19th Century English Rosewood Stool
H 14.5 in. W 29.5 in. D 22.5 in.
19th Century English Oak Stool
Located in High Point, NC
19th century oak joint stool from England with a beveled edge around the top, over a simple apron with hand carved lunette decoration and supported on hand turned and splayed legs, j...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Stools

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Oak

  • 19th Century English Oak Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Stool
H 16.75 in. W 18 in. D 11 in.
19th Century English Wood Stool with Rush Seat
Located in East Hampton, NY
Antique English rush seat turned oakwood stool.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Stools

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Rush, Wood

  • 19th Century English Wood Stool with Rush Seat
  • 19th Century English Wood Stool with Rush Seat
  • 19th Century English Wood Stool with Rush Seat
  • 19th Century English Wood Stool with Rush Seat
H 16.75 in. W 13.75 in. D 12 in.
English Stool, Twisted Legs, 19th Century, Brown Color
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
19th Century oak stool from England, the top is in a beveled and carved decorated shape. Legs are in a twisted carved shape. This is in a brown color.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Stools

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Wood

English 19th Century Walnut Duet Stool
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A good quality mid-19th century walnut duet stool having drop in seat to elegant carved and moulded frame raised on elegant cabriole legs (A typical design of stool from the mid 19t...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Stools

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Rosewood

  • English 19th Century Walnut Duet Stool
  • English 19th Century Walnut Duet Stool
  • English 19th Century Walnut Duet Stool
  • English 19th Century Walnut Duet Stool
H 17 in. W 49.5 in. D 18 in.
19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
Located in High Point, NC
19th century oak joint stool from England with a single plank seat, which has beveled edges and is sitting atop a wonderfully hand carved decorated apron which finishes with a carved...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Stools

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Oak

  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
H 19.63 in. W 17.88 in. D 10.75 in.
Early 19th Century English Joint Stool
Located in High Point, NC
Early 19th century oak joint stool from England. The top has a beveled edge, following down to a simple apron and supported on hand turned splayed legs, joined by simple stretchers a...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Stools

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Oak

  • Early 19th Century English Joint Stool
  • Early 19th Century English Joint Stool
  • Early 19th Century English Joint Stool
  • Early 19th Century English Joint Stool
H 21.25 in. W 20 in. D 9.75 in.
19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
Located in High Point, NC
19th century oak joint stool from England with a routed edge on the top, following down to a simple apron also with routed detail along the edge and supported on hand turned splayed ...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Stools

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Oak

  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
H 17.5 in. W 17.75 in. D 10 in.
19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
Located in High Point, NC
19th century oak stool from England with a beveled edge around the top over a hand carved and scalloped apron and supported on hand turned barley twist splayed legs, joined by simple...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Stools

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Oak

  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
H 19 in. W 18.38 in. D 13 in.
19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
Located in High Point, NC
19th century English oak joint stool with a simple top following down to hand scalloped aprons with routed decoration and supports on splayed hand turned legs, joined by simple stret...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Stools

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Oak

  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
H 18.5 in. W 18 in. D 11.38 in.
Early 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
Located in High Point, NC
Early 19th century tall oak joint stool from England with an elm wood top, over a simple apron with beveled edges and carved routing decoration, over hand turned and slightly splayed...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Stools

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Oak

  • Early 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • Early 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • Early 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • Early 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
H 21.13 in. W 17.88 in. D 9.75 in.
Late 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
Located in High Point, NC
Late 19th century oak joint stool from England. It has a beveled edge around the seat, following down to a hand-carved fluted apron and raised on splayed, hand-turned legs, joined by...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Stools

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Oak

  • Late 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • Late 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • Late 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
  • Late 19th Century English Oak Joint Stool
H 17.5 in. W 17.5 in. D 9.75 in.
English 19th Century Pair of Oak Stools
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A pair of remarkable oak stools from England circa 1870. The irregular shaped pentagon top sits upon a plain apron and five symmetrical tuned legs, secured at the bottom by a stretch...
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Antique 19th Century English Jacobean Stools

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Oak

  • English 19th Century Pair of Oak Stools
  • English 19th Century Pair of Oak Stools
  • English 19th Century Pair of Oak Stools
  • English 19th Century Pair of Oak Stools
H 20.50 in. W 15.63 in. D 13.50 in.
19th Century English Linen Upholstered Barley Twist Oak Stool Nailhead Trim
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English oak stool from the 19th century, with barley twist base, rectangular block joints, new custom made linen upholstery and brass nailhead trim. Created in England during the ...
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Antique 19th Century English Stools

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Brass

English 19th Century Chippendale Style Mahogany Upholstered Stool
Located in Wells, ME
English Chippendale style mahogany upholstered stool with carved cabriole legs, ball and claw feet and shell carved knees. This substantial stool conforms well with the Chippendale s...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Chippendale Stools

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Mahogany

English 19th Century Oak and Ebony Swivel Stool
Located in London, GB
A Victorian adjustable piano stool Constructed in oak and black ebony; the circular rise and fall seat operated on helical screw, housed within the central column; the cruciform bas...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Stools

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Upholstery, Ebony, Walnut

English 19th Century Barley Twist Stool with Linen Upholstery and Brass Nailhead
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English oak stool from the 19th century, with barley twist base, rectangular block joints and new linen upholstery and brass nailhead trim. Created in England during the 19th cent...
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Antique 19th Century English Stools

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Brass

19th Century English Primitive Elm Cricket Stool Industrial Factory
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A perfectly worn and better than your average cricket stool, with chamfered legs, a thick seat and planked supports. Lots of period repairs, marks and abrasions. The stool is per...
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Antique 19th Century English Stools

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Elm

19th Century English Primitive Pine Cricket Stool Industrial Factory
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A perfectly worn and better than your average cricket stool, with chamfered legs, a thick seat and planked supports. Lots of period repairs, marks and abrasions. The stool is per...
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Antique 19th Century English Stools

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Pine

English 19th Century Mahogany X Frame Curule Stool
Located in Montreal, QC
English 19th century Mahogany Curule stool in x form resting on casters.
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Antique 1880s English Stools

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Mahogany

19th Century English Mahogany Needlepoint Stool with Claw Feet
Located in Port Chester, NY
A decorative footstool with its original intricately embroidered seat and finely carved mahogany legs. The claw feet on this piece are particularly well articulated. The seat has goo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Stools

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Mahogany, Fabric

19th Century English Handwoven Hemp Seat with Turned Legs Stool
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century side stool with a handwoven seat. This side stool has a wonderful mellow old patina and original surface. The condition is very good and sturdy.
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Antique 19th Century English Stools

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Pine

19th Century English Regency Brass Footman Stool or Side Table
Located in Stamford, CT
English brass footman, or fireplace trivet, makes a wonderful and unusual drinks or side table. With cabriole legs and handsome detailing on the corners and handles. Circa 1830.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Stools

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Brass

Late 19th Century Tall Upholstered English Stool with Bottom Shelf
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tall wooden stool from 19th-century England with upholstered seat, brass stud detailing and lower shelf or footrest. The seat has been freshly reupholstered with cream-colored Belgia...
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Antique 19th Century English Stools

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Upholstery, Wood

19th Century Expandable English Mahogany Library Bed Step
Located in Forney, TX
A wonderful, rare, antique expandable English mahogany bed step from the 19th century. Features an extending lower step with an inset tooled leather panel that can slide in and out o...
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Antique 19th Century Stools

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Leather, Mahogany

19th Century Large Leather Upholstered Carved Walnut Stool, circa 1860, English
Located in Central England, GB
A large English 19th C carved walnut stool This substantial Victorian stool is very good quality and impressive in scale. It has ornately carved walnut x frame supports with a fin...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Stools

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Walnut

Round English Early 19th Century Regency Stool with Adjustable Red Leather Seat
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English Regency Stool with a round, adjustable red leather seat. This spectacular English stool sits firmly on four splayed legs decorated with gadroon motifs on the top and secur...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Regency Stools

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Leather, Wood

Early 19th Century Country Stool or Candle Stand solid elm, English Circa 1820
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This candle stand or stool is a good example of English Country furniture. The thick oval top is made of solid elm and has a lower chamfered edge. The legs are also made from elm an...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Country Stools

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Elm

English Ottoman or Stool with Muslin Upholstered Seat from the Mid 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English stool or ottoman with muslin covered seat from the 1860s. This elegant English ottoman or stool features a wood square structure over four cabriole legs with pad feet and...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Stools

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Muslin, Wood

Mid-19th Century Elm Stool or Stand North East Yorkshire English Maker, Ca 1850
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a lovely country stool made of Elm in Victorian England during the 19th century, circa 1850. The elm stool has thick solid circular turned seat or top which sits on four rin...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Stools

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Elm

Early 19th Century Country Stool or Candle Stand Ash and Beech, English Ca 1820
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is an English country foot stool or candle stand from the early 19th century. The top is made from a single piece of ash and the four splayed turned legs are made of beech. Eac...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Country Stools

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Ash, Beech

19th Century English Carved Oak Jacobean Joint Stool Bench Barley Twist Pegged
Located in Shreveport, LA
19th century English Carved Oak Jacobean Joint Stool Bench Barley Twist Pegged. Direct from England, a classic English ‘joint stool’. One of the most highly requested antiques, t...
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Antique 1890s British Jacobean Stools

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Oak

Pair of 19th Century English Oak Benches with Turned Bases and New Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of English oak benches from the 19th century, with turned bases, new upholstery and brass nail heads. Created in England during the 19th century, each of this pair of oak benc...
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Antique 19th Century English Stools

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Brass

English 19th Century Bamboo, Metal and Cane Foldable Golf, Cricket or Polo Seat
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English bamboo and metal foldable golf, cricket or polo tournament seat from the 19th century. Created in England during the 19th century, this convenient foldable seat could be b...
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Antique 19th Century English Stools

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Metal

English Chinese Chippendale Faux Bamboo Stool
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Lovely English Chinese Chippendale faux bamboo stool with a newly upholstered top. From a local Palm Springs estate, this piece had been in the family for a few generations. Good con...
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Antique 19th Century English Stools

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Oak

English Mahogany Stool
Located in Essex, MA
With a saddle seat raised on three turned legs with a turned stretcher ending on pad feet.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Stools

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Mahogany

  • English Mahogany Stool
  • English Mahogany Stool
  • English Mahogany Stool
  • English Mahogany Stool
H 16.25 in. W 15.5 in. D 16.5 in.
English Mahogany Stool
Located in Wilson, NC
English mahogany stool, the stem has gun barrel turning on the base with concentric circle ogee molding. The upholstery is well worn.
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Stools

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Fabric, Mahogany

  • English Mahogany Stool
  • English Mahogany Stool
  • English Mahogany Stool
  • English Mahogany Stool
H 22.5 in. Dm 13 in.
English Chinese Chippendale Giltwood Faux Bamboo Stool
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
English Chinese Chippendale style gilded faux bamboo stool from the mid-19th century, its square crown seat with canted corners upholstered with a leopard print cut velvet in orange ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Chinese Chippendale Stools

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Upholstery, Wood

English Old Soft Stool
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
English 19th century upholstered stool with soft comfortable cushion for legs; Antique base but new padding with nice Italian bangs (they can be removed). Hupholstered in a good Fisc...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Adam Style Stools

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Fruitwood

  • English Old Soft Stool
  • English Old Soft Stool
  • English Old Soft Stool
  • English Old Soft Stool
H 7.49 in. W 17.33 in. D 11.82 in.
English Victorian Bamboo Swivel Stool
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian bamboo round swivel stool with 3 legs and beige embroidered seat.   
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Stools

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Upholstery, Bamboo

English Victorian Bamboo Swivel Stool
H 20 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
English Revolving Youth Tall Stool
Located in Wilson, NC
English revolving youth tall stool, has arms with a scrolled backrest. There is an open back splat with lyre shaped support. The seat is punched studded wood with a serpentine shape....
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Antique Late 19th Century English Stools

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Wood, Paint

  • English Revolving Youth Tall Stool
  • English Revolving Youth Tall Stool
  • English Revolving Youth Tall Stool
  • English Revolving Youth Tall Stool
H 39 in. W 18 in. D 14 in.
Matched Pair of English Schoolbred Stools
Located in Sherborne, GB
A matched pair of oak Schoolbred stools in the Aesthetic style, one with the kite mark stamp to the back rail , both stools are a pleasant light honey colour retaining its original p...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Aesthetic Movement Stools

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Brass

English Solid Rosewood Barley Twist Stool
Located in Wilson, NC
English solid rosewood barley twist stool, has reticulated carved lyre framed with beaded rosewood with a paper background. It rests on original bun feet and brass castors. The damas...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Stools

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Fabric, Rosewood, Paper

  • English Solid Rosewood Barley Twist Stool
  • English Solid Rosewood Barley Twist Stool
  • English Solid Rosewood Barley Twist Stool
  • English Solid Rosewood Barley Twist Stool
H 20.5 in. W 26.5 in. D 19.5 in.
19thC Large Country Painted English Stool
Located in Staffordshire, GB
Circa 1870 19thC large Country painted English stool Measures: W 74 x D 30 x H 50 cm.      
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Stools

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Pine

  • 19thC Large Country Painted English Stool
  • 19thC Large Country Painted English Stool
  • 19thC Large Country Painted English Stool
  • 19thC Large Country Painted English Stool
H 19.69 in. W 29.14 in. D 11.82 in.
English William and Mary Style Oak Joint Stool
Located in San Francisco, CA
An English joint stool of typical form, the top with a molded edge above turned legs, connected by a box stretcher ending in square block feet. A charming country English stool which...
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Antique Early 19th Century English William and Mary Stools

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Oak

Antique Music Stool, English, Walnut, Adjustable, Piano, Recital, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique music stool. An English, walnut adjustable piano recital stool, dating to Victorian period, circa 1880. Attractive music stool with adjustable height cushion D...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Stools

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Walnut

Antique Upholstered Stool, English, Walnut, Footstool, Tabouret, Regency, 1820
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique upholstered stool. An English, walnut footstool or tabouret, dating to the late Regency period, circa 1820. Fascinating drum shaped stool Displays a desirable ...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Stools

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Walnut

Antique English Wooden Cutler's Stool or Side Table (No.2)
Located in London, GB
An antique wooden cutler's stool salvaged from Birmingham's Jewellery quarter. England, late 19th century. Originally used as a stool but ideal as a naive side table. These ...
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Antique 19th Century British Stools

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Wood

Antique Music Stool, English, Adjustable, Piano, Recital, Regency, Circa 1820
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique music stool. An English, rosewood adjustable piano recital stool, dating to the Regency period, circa 1820. Attractive music stool with adjustable height and fa...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Stools

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Wood

English Mahogany Saddle Seat Stool with Tapered Legs, circa 1850
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English mahogany saddle seat stool from the mid-19th century, with tapered legs. Born in England during the 1850s, this mahogany stool features a saddle seat resting on four taper...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Stools

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Mahogany

Antique Revolving Music Stool, English, Walnut, Piano, Charles Wadman, C.1880
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique revolving music stool. An English, button upholstery and walnut recital or dressing stool by Charles Wadman of Bath, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1880. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Stools

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Walnut

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English Stool 19th Century For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the English stool 19th century you’re looking for. Each English stool 19th century for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, oak and fabric. There are many kinds of the English stool 19th century you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. An English stool 19th century is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Victorian, Regency and Georgian styles are sought with frequency. Minton, Henry Brooks Ltd and J. Sinclair, Liverpool each produced at least one beautiful English stool 19th century that is worth considering.

How Much is an English Stool 19th Century?

An English stool 19th century can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,250, while the lowest priced sells for $200 and the highest can go for as much as $16,333.

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 good antique, new and vintage stools 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 set aside for 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.