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Pair of Hand Painted Moroccan Low Seat, Foot Stools, Ottomans
Located in Plainview, NY
Done in the Moucharabieh style (an element of traditional Arabic architecture used since the Middle Ages) using hand painted wood. The pleasing geometrical patterns and Moorish arch...
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Early 2000s Moroccan Moorish Footstools

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Wood

Octavio Vidales Mexico 1950s Vintage Regency Aged Leather Low Foot Stools, Pair
By Octavio Vidales
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Pair of Mid-Century Modern low foot stools ottomans benches in mahogany wood attributed to Octavio Vidales for Muebles Johrvy. Made in Mexico, circa 1950s....
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Bronze

Vintage Round Rattan Low Foot Stool Ottoman or Tuffet Original Upholstered Top
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome low foot stool, ottoman, or tuffet in its original upholstered top of perfectly faded terracotta colored gaberdine. It is in wonderful vintage condition. We have restored th...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Art Deco Footstools

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Fabric, Rattan

Antique Brass Tri Legged Foot Warmer Indian Low Stool
Located in San Diego, CA
Antique brass tri legged foot warmer Indian low stool, with nice patina finish one leg unscrew for the fuel to ignite and use like a foot warmer, interesting decorative and functional.
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20th Century Asian Romantic Footstools

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Brass

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

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