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Modern Gold Gilt Tufted Stool
Located in New York, NY
Gilded iron stool with a newly upholstered tufted seat.    
Category

1990s Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

  • Modern Gold Gilt Tufted Stool
  • Modern Gold Gilt Tufted Stool
  • Modern Gold Gilt Tufted Stool
  • Modern Gold Gilt Tufted Stool
H 19.5 in. Dm 19.5 in.
Vintage Regency Gilt Floral Ceramic Stools
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fabulous pair of vintage Ceramic low stools. Beautiful floral design in bright clear colors. Tipped in gold for a little extra shine. Perfect as additional seating indoors or outside...
Category

Late 20th Century Chinese Regency Stools

Materials

Gold

  • Vintage Regency Gilt Floral Ceramic Stools
  • Vintage Regency Gilt Floral Ceramic Stools
  • Vintage Regency Gilt Floral Ceramic Stools
  • Vintage Regency Gilt Floral Ceramic Stools
H 17.25 in. W 11.5 in. D 11.5 in.
Sweety Gold Stool
Located in Paris, FR
Stool Sweety Gold with metal frame in gold finish and with black genuine leather seat.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Stools

Materials

Metal

  • Sweety Gold Stool
  • Sweety Gold Stool
  • Sweety Gold Stool
  • Sweety Gold Stool
H 29.14 in. W 17.33 in. D 14.18 in.
Pair of Vintage Carved Gilt X-Frame Stools
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A pair of vintage carved and gilt ‘X’ frame stools with reeded frames and scrolled ends.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Empire Stools

Materials

Gold Leaf

  • Pair of Vintage Carved Gilt X-Frame Stools
  • Pair of Vintage Carved Gilt X-Frame Stools
  • Pair of Vintage Carved Gilt X-Frame Stools
  • Pair of Vintage Carved Gilt X-Frame Stools
H 20 in. W 30 in. D 18.5 in.
Fantastic Pair of 18th-19th Century Gold Gilt French Stools
Located in Charleston, SC
Fantastic pair of 18th-19th century French gold gilt wood stools in attractive upholstery from an estate in the residence side of the Carlyle in Manhattan.
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Stools

Materials

Gold Leaf

Sweety Gold High Stool
Located in Paris, FR
Stool sweety gold high with metal frame In gold finish and with grey velvet fabric seat. Also available in chrome finish.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Stools

Materials

Metal, Chrome

  • Sweety Gold High Stool
  • Sweety Gold High Stool
  • Sweety Gold High Stool
  • Sweety Gold High Stool
H 30.71 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Pair of Early 20th Century Italian Gilt Gold Metal Rope Stools
Located in North Miami, FL
A pair of early 20th century Italian gilt gold metal rope and tassel boudoir stools with an upholstered tufted round pillow seat in Holly Hunt grey mohair fabric called Mammoth.  
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Stools

Materials

Metal

Needle Bar Stool with Gold Finish Legs
Located in Paris, FR
Bar stool needle with seat in polished aluminum and with metal legs in gold finish.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Stools

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

  • Needle Bar Stool with Gold Finish Legs
  • Needle Bar Stool with Gold Finish Legs
  • Needle Bar Stool with Gold Finish Legs
  • Needle Bar Stool with Gold Finish Legs
H 44.1 in. W 18.9 in. D 20.87 in.
Wooster Stool, in Walnut and Gold Leaf, by Dean and Dahl
By Dean & Dahl
Located in Putnam Valley, NY
This delightful little stool was designed to defy gravity. It seems to be extremely delicately balanced when in reality it is extremely sturdy. It is the perfect piece if you need an...
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Gold Leaf

Pair of French Victorian Gold and Red Foot Stools
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Victorian faux-bamboo design ebonized and gilt-trimmed foot stools with tufted gold upholstery and fringe. (Matching settee: 015517)
Category

Early 20th Century French Victorian Stools

Materials

Faux Bamboo, Wood

Gold Gilt Iron Vanity Chair
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Petite Italian stool or side chair in gilt wrought iron, perfect for the dressing room, bedroom or vanity. This metal chair can be a standalone sculptural piece in any room or setting.
Category

20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Iron

  • Gold Gilt Iron Vanity Chair
  • Gold Gilt Iron Vanity Chair
  • Gold Gilt Iron Vanity Chair
  • Gold Gilt Iron Vanity Chair
H 34 in. W 13 in. D 13 in.
Modern Rectangular Green and Gold Brass Italian Pair of Stools
Located in Roma, IT
This delightful set of 2 stools immediately conveys sympathy and joy; as a matter of fact they are an Italian products. From the years of the economical boom they were made in the la...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Pair of Midcentury Italian Upholstered Stools with Black and Gold Décor
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of vintage Italian stools from the mid 20th century, with round upholstered seats, black paint and gilt accents. Created in Italy during the Midcentury period, each of this pa...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Louis XVI Style Giltwood Cabriole Leg Stool
Located in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
A fine Louis XVI style giltwood cabriole leg stool with with carved detail: shells, acanthus leaves and foliage. Most of the original gilding intact with the attractive red bole show...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Stools

Materials

Gold Leaf

  • Louis XVI Style Giltwood Cabriole Leg Stool
  • Louis XVI Style Giltwood Cabriole Leg Stool
  • Louis XVI Style Giltwood Cabriole Leg Stool
  • Louis XVI Style Giltwood Cabriole Leg Stool
H 18.5 in. W 68.5 in. D 18 in.
Lotus Stool in the manner of Thomas Hope
By Thomas Hope
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
A Regency gilded wood stool, carved with lotus leaf decoration and lion paw feet, based on a design from Thomas Hope’s ‘Household Furniture and Interior Decoration,’ 1807. Item is up...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Regency Stools

Materials

Gold Leaf

  • Lotus Stool in the manner of Thomas Hope
  • Lotus Stool in the manner of Thomas Hope
  • Lotus Stool in the manner of Thomas Hope
  • Lotus Stool in the manner of Thomas Hope
H 20. in. W 36 in. D 18.75 in.
Italian Gilt Carved Wood Floral Window Bench. Circa 1780
Located in Charleston, SC
Italian gilt carved wood window bench with scrolled floral medallion arms, carved floral skirt , and terminating on scrolled fluted legs. Bench has been upholstered in white muslin. ...
Category

Antique 1780s Italian Neoclassical Stools

Materials

Gold Leaf

Italian Art Deco Style Wrought Iron Gilt Finished Tabouret by Pier Luigi Colli
By Pier Luigi Colli
Located in Miami, FL
Graceful vanity stool made out of gold leaf hand hammered wrought iron with red upholstery by Pier Luigi Colli. In original vintage condition.    
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Stools

Materials

Gold Leaf, Wrought Iron

Vintage 40's Italian Cream & Gold Gilt Faux Rope Tassel Ottoman, Stool or Bench
By Napoléon III
Located in St. Louis, MO
Vintage Napoléon IIII style or Hollywood Regency round tufted upholstered ottoman. This Italian made cream painted & gold gilt, faux wood rope tassel ottoman, stool or bench, has wea...
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Hollywood Regency Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Spanish Bench or Stool with Arms in Wrought Gilt Iron and Red Velvet
Located in Barcelona, ES
Sculptural hand forged iron stool with arms upholstered in burgundy red velvet, Spain, 1920s-1930s. This gorgeous two handled bench is beautifully constructed in hand forged iron fi...
Category

Early 20th Century Spanish Gothic Revival Benches

Materials

Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf, Iron

French 1940s Gilbert Poillerat Wrought Gilt Iron Large Bench / Stool / Ottoman
By Gilbert Poillerat
Located in Barcelona, ES
Stylish Neo-Baroque hand-hammered iron bench with looped feet in the style of Gilbert Poillerat, France, 1940s. This bench has a seat with its original vintage fringed upholstery. I...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf, Iron

Bullock Stool
By George Bullock
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
A carved giltwood early 19th century style stool supported by carved and turned Bullock design feet. Can also be used as a coffee table. Upholstered in clients own fabric. We are c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Regency Footstools

Materials

Gold Leaf

  • Bullock Stool
  • Bullock Stool
  • Bullock Stool
  • Bullock Stool
H 13 in. W 55 in. D 32.75 in.
Pavilion Pineapple Stool
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
A carved giltwood Regency design stool, supported by four elegant pineapple feet. Upholstered in the clients own material. Can also be used as a coffee table, or bedroom end stool. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Regency Benches

Materials

Gold Leaf

  • Pavilion Pineapple Stool
  • Pavilion Pineapple Stool
  • Pavilion Pineapple Stool
  • Pavilion Pineapple Stool
H 16 in. W 62 in. D 55 in.
Irish Regency Style Stool
By Thomas Hope
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
A carved and gilt-wood large Irish design baronial stool, supported by four fantastically over-scale lion paw feet. This over-sized stool also serves superbly as a large drawing room...
Category

2010s English Regency Footstools

Materials

Gold Leaf

  • Irish Regency Style Stool
  • Irish Regency Style Stool
  • Irish Regency Style Stool
  • Irish Regency Style Stool
H 13.5 in. W 54 in. D 39 in.
Crossover Stool in the Thomas Hope manner
By Thomas Hope
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
This window bench, or long stool, is taken directly from a design by Thomas Hope (1769-1831). The fluted seat rails are supported by reeded legs, filled with turned discs on crossed,...
Category

2010s English Regency Footstools

Materials

Gold Leaf

  • Crossover Stool in the Thomas Hope manner
  • Crossover Stool in the Thomas Hope manner
  • Crossover Stool in the Thomas Hope manner
  • Crossover Stool in the Thomas Hope manner
H 19.25 in. W 31.5 in. D 16.75 in.
Pair of Stools Floral Contemporary Hand Embroidered White Gold Gilded Wood Base
By Susann Eschenfelder
Located in Hamburg, DE
One pair of stools, contemporary floral design, hand embroidery beading and threadwork in color light silver and light gold on hand woven silk bruno triplet #68 color white gold, uph...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Chinoiserie Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Silk, Wood

Maurice Dufrene Refined Gold Leaf Curdle Stool Restored in Satin Silk
By Maurice Dufrêne
Located in Paris, ile de france
Maurice Dufrene refined gold leaf curdle stool restored in satin silk.
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Stools

Materials

Silk, Wood

Modernist Pair of Gold Gilt Stools Seats Hollywood Regency Michel Frank Style
By Michael Frank
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fantastic pair of Hollywood Regency stools, with brown leather seats on gold gilt bases, circa 1980s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 1...
Category

Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Leather

A Pair Of Square Stools With painted Gold Gilt Motif
Located in Greenwich, CT
A pair of refined square black lacquer stools with hand painted gold gilt motif on the sides. Visit our website at: www.greenwichorientalantiques.com for additional stool selections.
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Stools

Materials

Gold

A Pair Of Stools / Canisters With Painted Gold Gilt Motif
Located in Greenwich, CT
A pair of beautiful wood canisters with fine hand painted floral motif in gold gilt. 10" diameter top. View our website at: www.greenwichorientalantiques.com for additional stools/ca...
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Stools

Materials

Gold

A Pair Of Square Black Lacquer Stools With Gold Gilt Motif
Located in Greenwich, CT
a pair of very refined black lacquer square stools, with fine hand painted floral motif in muted gold gilt on four sides, black lacquer top. view our website for additional "stool" s...
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Stools

Materials

Gold

Pair of French Gilt Wood Stools C. 1900's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of French Gilt Wood Carved Stools in printed burlap fabric C. 1900's.
Category

Early 20th Century French Stools

Materials

Gold

Hollywood Regency French Provincial Gold Gilt Cane Vanity Stool
Located in Jacksonville, FL
French Provincial style cane seat vanity stool perfect for your Hollywood Regency décor, circa 1960s. Excellent vintage condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Cane, Wood

French Gold Gilt Louis XVI Style Adjustable Vanity Stool
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
French gold gilt Louis XVI style adjustable metal screw press vanity stool. Wonderfully carved and gilt wood stool has a shaped stretcher base connecting with a finial, fluted legs a...
Category

Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Stools

A Pair Of Black Lacquer Square Stools With Gold Gilt Motif
Located in Greenwich, CT
A pair of very simple and elegant black lacquer square stools with fine painted gold gilt motif on the sides, framed top supported by straight legs and joined by stretchers. View our...
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Stools

Materials

Lacquer

A Pair Of Black Lacquer Square Stools With Gold Gilt Motif
Located in Greenwich, CT
a pair of elegant square stools, ideal size to use as for seating, end tables or coffee table etc. framed top supported by straight square legs and joined by stretchers, fine hand pa...
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Stools

Materials

Lacquer

Pair Brown Jordan Gilt Faux Bamboo Stools
Located in New York, NY
Pair Gilt Faux Bamboo Stools with cushions. Can be used without cushions, seats and frames are finished the same.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Stools

Materials

Gold Leaf, Aluminum

Pair of 24k Gold Gilt and Ivory Boucle Waterfall Stools or Benches, Italy, 1970
Located in New York, NY
This pair of Italian 1970s waterfall benches or stools were completely revived and fully restored by a master artisan in Florence, Italy. The steel waterfall frames were newly hand g...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Gold Leaf, Steel

Vintage Pair of Gold Leafed Stools Attributed to Maison Ramsay
By Maison Ramsay
Located in Austin, TX
French vintage pair of stools with bamboo style gilt metal "X" frames with cream colored upholstery. A beautiful and luxurious pair of seats, attributed to the iconic Parisian compan...
Category

Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Italian Style Carved Giltwood Stool
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Carved giltwood three footed giltwood & gesso stool upholstered in washed linen fabric. This charming piece would add a bit of Hollywood/Italian glamour to any decor. It was origin...
Category

Late 20th Century American Stools

Materials

Gold

Pair of Ram's Head Ebonized and Gilt Gold "X" Benches
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of French Directoire style bench's, gilt gold and ebonized wood form. Decorated with parcel-gilt X-form styled rams' heads and ram's paws. The stunning "New" brocade fabric comp...
Category

Early 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Stools

19th Century French Renaissance Style Bronze Dore Curule Vanity Stool
Located in Dallas, TX
Place this elegant antique stool in a master bathroom and use it as a vanity seating! Crafted in France circa 1880 and made of bronze, the chair stands on forged Dagobert (or Curule)...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Renaissance Stools

Materials

Bronze

French Gold Leaf Iron Bench
Located in Madrid, ES
French vintage stool of forged iron with gold leaf finish with Asian style base.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Stools

Materials

Iron

  • French Gold Leaf Iron Bench
  • French Gold Leaf Iron Bench
  • French Gold Leaf Iron Bench
  • French Gold Leaf Iron Bench
H 21.26 in. W 18.9 in. D 18.9 in.
Midcentury Metal Gold Gilt Vanity Stool
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Metal vanity stool circa 1950s features rattan seat and gold gilt finish. Excellent vintage condition with only minor signs of age appropriate use.
Category

Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

  • Midcentury Metal Gold Gilt Vanity Stool
  • Midcentury Metal Gold Gilt Vanity Stool
  • Midcentury Metal Gold Gilt Vanity Stool
  • Midcentury Metal Gold Gilt Vanity Stool
H 34 in. W 18.5 in. D 19 in.
A Pair Of Black Lacquer Square Stools With Gold Gilt Motif
Located in Greenwich, CT
A pair of refined and elegant black lacquer square stools with painted gold gilt floral motif on the sides. Visit our website at: www.greenwichorientalantiques.com for addition stool...
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Tables

Materials

Gold

A Pair Of Black Lacquer Stools With Gold Gilt Motif
Located in Greenwich, CT
A pair of simple and refined black lacquer square stools with hand painted floral motif in gold gilt, beautiful color, form and lines. Visit our website at: www.greenwichorientalanti...
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese End Tables

Materials

Gold

Pair of French Gilt Wood Stools
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of French gilt wood stools upholstered in Belgium linen with self welt detail.
Category

Early 20th Century French Louis XV Benches

Materials

Gold

  • Pair of French Gilt Wood Stools
  • Pair of French Gilt Wood Stools
  • Pair of French Gilt Wood Stools
  • Pair of French Gilt Wood Stools
H 23 in. W 24 in. D 16 in.
Pair of Italian Painted & Parcel Gilt Stools
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Italian Painted & Parcel Gilt Stools with Zebra linen upholstery.
Category

20th Century Italian Footstools

Materials

Gold

French Painted & Parcel Gilt Stool C. 1920's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French painted & parcel gilt stool upholstered in burlap with nailhead trim detail and button detail in the center.
Category

Early 20th Century French Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Gold

Pair of French Gilt Wood Stools
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 19th century French gilt wood stools with cream tufted upholstery above a domed X-stretcher connecting four cabriole legs terminating in bun feet.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Benches

Materials

Gold Leaf

  • Pair of French Gilt Wood Stools
  • Pair of French Gilt Wood Stools
  • Pair of French Gilt Wood Stools
  • Pair of French Gilt Wood Stools
H 22 in. W 20.5 in. D 16.5 in.
Pair of Hammered Gold Gilt Metal Foot Stools, Italian, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
1950s Italian pair of hammered gold gilt metal foot stools. Decorative base. Newly reupholstered in textured cotton. Trademark Luigi Colli design pattern.  
Category

Vintage 1940s French Footstools

A Pair Of Porcelain Stools With Polychrome Motif & Gold Gilt
Located in Greenwich, CT
a pair of very elegant and refined porcelain stools, fine hand painted polychrome and gold gilt motif, auspicious double coin motif on top and sides. View our website at: www.greenwi...
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Art Deco Rococo Tabourets Foot Stools Italian Signed Mascheroni Gold Gilt, Pair
By Mascheroni Furniture Co.
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a magnificent pair of Art Deco, Italian, gold gilt tabourets or foot stools, signed on the bottom Mascheroni. Just back from being professionally reupholste...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Art Deco Footstools

Materials

Upholstery

1950-1970 Pair of Stools in the Style of Maison Baguès, with Gold Leaf
By Maison Baguès
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of stools in brass and bronze, Maison Baguès circa on 1970, good condition, gold sheets fixed under glass, amount top in pine apple, dimensions of the inner trays: 30 X 30 cm.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Napoleon III Sofa Tables

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Italian Gold Gilt Stool or Vanity Chair
Located in New York, NY
A mid-20th century Italian gold gilt metal stool or vanity seat/chair with a 'rope and tassel' design, decorative stretcher base. Piece measures: 17 in. H x 15.75 in. diameter. I...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Stools

Materials

Metal

Gold Gilt Rope and Tassel Swivel Vanity Stool
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Vintage vanity stool in rope and tassel style, constructed of gold gilded iron. Upholstered seat also swivels. Excellent condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Iron

Italian Caved Gilt Wood Stool w/ Fortuny Covering
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Charming 1930's silver & gold gilt carved wood stool that is upholstered in vintage printed cotton Fortuny textile in muted colors.
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Baroque Stools

Materials

Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Set of Three Gilt Iron Faux Bamboo Nesting Stools Upholstered in Taupe Velvet
Located in Barcelona, ES
Elegant nest of gold leaf gilt iron faux bamboo stools with velvet upholstery, France, 1940s. This beautiful set of footstools have been totally refurbished in a taupe / brown / gre...
Category

20th Century French Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Iron, Gold Leaf

19th Century Grotto Fantasy Stool, Swivel, Italian, Gilt Gold, CIE Pauly Manner
By Pauly et Cie
Located in Stamford, CT
A Fine Grotto stool or Piano bench. This one of a kind bench swivels and adjust from 17.5 to 21 inches in seat height. Finely guild gold in form with wonderfully carvings in its unto...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Italian Stools

Materials

Giltwood

Pair of Gilded Gold Leaf Iron Stools with Tufted Grey Boucle, Italy, 2021
Located in New York, NY
Pair of elegant iron stools hand-gilded with 24k gold leaf with a comfortable, one-button tufted seat upholstered in imported Grey tone boucle. Hand-made by master artisan in Florenc...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Iron, Gold Leaf

Italian Art Deco Style Wrought Iron Gilt Finished Tabouret by Pier Luigi Colli
Located in Miami, FL
Graceful vanity stool made out of gold leaf hand hammered wrought iron with red upholstery by Pier Luigi Colli. In original vintage condition. We have also available in our other lis...
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Stools

Materials

Gold Leaf, Wrought Iron

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Gold Gilt Stools For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of gold gilt stools is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique gold gilt stools was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, gold and wood. Find 59 antique and vintage gold gilt stools at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 12 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Gold gilt stools have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Gold gilt stools bearing Hollywood Regency or Regency hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Many gold gilt stools are appealing in their simplicity, but Pier Luigi Colli, Dean & Dahl and Maurice Dufrêne produced popular gold gilt stools that are worth a look.

How Much are Gold Gilt Stools?

Gold gilt stools can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,800, while the lowest priced sells for $120 and the highest can go for as much as $15,950.

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.