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Footstools For Sale
Pair of Danish Stools with Sheepskin by Hugo Frandsen, Denmark, 1950s
Located in Hägersten, SE
Pair of stools designed by Hugo Frandsen. Produced by his own company in Denmark during the 1960s. Made from solid teak with new sheep skin upholstery. Very good vintage condition wi...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Footstools

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Sheepskin, Teak

PH Stool, Brass Legs, Natural Oak Veneer, Extreme Walnut Leather Seat
Located in Copenhagen, DK
The PH Stool is perfectly proportioned to match the PH Dressing Table or stand-alone as a functional sculpture. The PH Stool is available in mahogany, black or natural oak. The m...
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2010s Danish Bauhaus Footstools

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Oak, Leather

Set of Two Mid Century Mustard Yellow Flowers Stools, Poland, 1970s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Space Age style plastic stools were made in Poland by Krynwald ERG fabric around the 1960s-1970s. The futuristic shape is tapered and aerodynamic, with a tulip foot and an yellow mus...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Plastic, Fabric

1960s Pair of Beech Straw Stools, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- Good original condition with minor signs of use. - Measures: height of seat 38 cm.
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1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Footstools

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Straw, Beech

Classic Style Gilded and Ebonized Bench, Upholstered in Faux Zebra Cowhide
Located in San Francisco, CA
This ottoman was hand crafted in the Neo Classic Style, and is striking in it's simplicity and choice of finishes and material. In the visual arts the European movement called "...
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1990s American Neoclassical Footstools

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Cowhide, Wood

Set of 2 Footstool Aged Brass Steel & Black Leather, Contemporary Style
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
The Wanderlust contemporary ottoman and footstool belongs to a collection of minimalist and serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

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Brass, Steel

Pierre Jeanneret - Authentic PJ-SI-24-A Footstool - Teak - Origin Chandigarh
Located in Hasselt, VLI
Authentic PJ-SI-24-A by Pierre Jeanneret - Rectangular low stool, c.1960. Version with curule caned seat and solid teak. Provenance: Various collectives buildings and private reside...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Cane, Teak

Morrocan Style Round Modern Burlap Nailhead Ottoman Foot Rest Stool Bench Seat
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage burlap ottoman, foot rest or stool featuring morrocan styling with round form and nailhead accents.     
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Late 20th Century Modern Footstools

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Burlap

Pair of Easy Chairs with Ottomans in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of lounge chairs with ottomans, in oak, Germany, 1950s. Modular chaise longue, existing of a lounge chair and ottoman. These relaxing hunting chairs show a basic minimal des...
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1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Footstools

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Rope, Oak

Pair of 20th Century Italian Style Giltwood Upholstered Ottomans
Located in Milford, NH
An attractive pair of Italian curule style Ottomans with giltwood bases and decorative recent tufted upholstery with genre scenes. Very good overall condition, with some gilt losses ...
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20th Century Italian Footstools

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Set of Two Mid-Century Modern Light Beige Boucle Stool, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Beautiful, well crafted light boucle upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, ch...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Bouclé, Wood

19th Century Bentwood Thebes Stool with Larkin Company Label
Located in Stamford, CT
Thebes stool, styled after the stools of ancient Egyptian royalty, attributed to Liberty & Co. Likely exported from England and retailed by the Larkin Company, Buffalo, NY. The lamin...
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Late 19th Century Egyptian Revival Antique Footstools

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Beech, Bentwood

Vintage Black Leather Ottoman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage foot stool ottoman features black leather top and finished wood frame. Unique cross beams connect each leg adding sturdiness and style. The sleek black top is padded for comf...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Footstools

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Leather, Wood

Pair of Gastone Rinaldi Italian Nickel Silver and Gray Velvet Upholstered Stools
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful pair of vintage 1960s Gastone Rinaldi nickel silver and gray and silver velvet upholstered stools, footstools or small benches are Italian. They have a domed top. The ...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Footstools

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Nickel

De Sede DS-80 Creme Patchwork Leather Pouf, Ottoman, Switzerland DeSede
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Unique and decorative handmade De Sede DS-80 pouf. The pouf is in very good condition with lovely patina, high seating comfort. Detailed condition: Very good, this vintage item ha...
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1980s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Footstools

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Leather

Antique Fireside Foot Rest, English, Walnut, Kneeling, Gout Stool, Mid Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique fireside foot rest. An English, walnut kneeling or gout stool, dating to the mid Victorian period, circa 1860. Vivacious upholstery and of a generous size Disp...
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Mid-19th Century British Victorian Antique Footstools

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Walnut

CRAFTIQUE Solid Mahogany Old Wood Finish Upholstered Bed Steps
Located in Charlotte, NC
Bed steps in the Chippendale style by Craftique, of Mebane, North Carolina, USA. Solid mahogany, their Old Wood finish, with straight legs and stretcher base. Features two gold color...
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Late 20th Century American Chippendale Footstools

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Etro Home Interiors Goa Pouf in Fabric and Leather
By Etro
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
An emblematic embrace between two different elements: the paisley shape and the oval components in different materials meet to create infinite compositions. GOA Oval pouf in nubuk l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Footstools

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Leather, Wood

Set of Two Light Beige Stools, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stools from the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Beautiful light beige upholstery. The stools consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic ...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Fabric, Velvet, Wood

Stella Stool
Located in Lisbon, PT
This elegant stool named Stella is unique in its conception. Format enhanced by the piping details, where different textures are coordinated. The top offers a perfect surface for cre...
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2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Footstools

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Leather, Fabric

Pair of Antique Hardwood William IV circa 1830 Footstools Mulberry Flying Ducks
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer lovely pair of original Mahogany William IV circa 1830 footstools newly upholstered in Mulberry Flying Ducks silk velvet upholstery Please note the deliv...
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1830s English William IV Antique Footstools

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Upholstery, Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Light Beige Stool, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Beautiful, well crafted beige upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, character...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Velvet

Pair of Anglo, Indian Foot Stools
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The foot stools are clad in metal and well defined and detailed. They are accented with dramatic tiger paw form feet. The frame work is wood.
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Early 20th Century Indian Footstools

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Metal

Mid-Century Yellow-Gray Pattern Velvet Vintage Stool, Edmund Homa, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. The stool consist of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic of the 1960s style. Stool was designed by Ed...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Fabric, Velvet, Beech

Louis XV Style Painted and Gilt Decorated Footstool
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Louis XV style painted and gilt decorated 6 leg footstool, circa 1920. With old original paint.
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1920s French Louis XV Vintage Footstools

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Upholstery, Wood, Paint

Poufs or Ottomans in the Style of Karl Springer
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Great pair of poufs in the style of Karl Springer. New upholstery.
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1970s American Vintage Footstools

Materials

Fabric

1 of 2 New Old Stock Liberty's London Omersa Style Leather Horse Pony Footstools
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale 1 of 2 new old stock Vintage Liberty’s London Omersa style brown leather horse or pony footstools This sale is for one with the option to buy tw...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Leather

English Foot Stool
Located in Sarasota, FL
This Antique English foot stool is hand made and tuned mahogany early 1800's from a fine Park Avenue Estate.
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1870s English George III Antique Footstools

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Mahogany

Early 18th Century English George II Deeply Carved Footstool
Located in Stamford, CT
An early 18th century English George II deeply carved footstool.
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Early 18th Century English George II Antique Footstools

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Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Wood Slab Stools
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of unique wood slab footstools crafted out of walnut wood and features a walnut and ebonized color combination with a lacquered finish. The stools have a free-form top sitting...
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19th Century American Organic Modern Antique Footstools

Materials

Wood, Walnut, Lacquer

Horse Hide Bench by Theodore Alexander
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Horse Hide Bench by Theodore Alexander Striking bench or footstool with a concave cushion upholstered in horse hide and bordered with brass tacks over horse form metal legs with a b...
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Hide

De Sede DS-9087 Patchwork Poofs, Switzerland, 1970
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Large lot of square seating poofs model DS-9087 designed and manufactured by De Sede, Switzerland, 1970. Fantastic design by De Sede who wanted to work on a design where they can use...
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1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Footstools

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Leather

Custom Curved Ottoman
Located in Greenwich, CT
Hour glass shaped small ottoman. Built in solid hard maple topped with a cotton/dacron wrapped foam making it firm, yet comfortable. Piece shown is covered in a lightweight embroider...
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2010s American Modern Footstools

Materials

Upholstery

Antique Country French Stool
Located in High Point, NC
A charming stool from the French countryside. The unique patina plunges us into the provincial days, where time stretches during long afternoons.
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Early 1900s French Country Antique Footstools

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Wood

Stool Model "Curule SN1" Pierre Chareau
Located in Milano, IT
Important stool by Pierre Chareau, model "Curule SN1", Paris 1927-1930ca. The stool has a mahogany wood frame and seat covered in brown leather. An exceptional piece by the great Fre...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Footstools

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Leather, Wood

Swedish Gustavian Round Stool
Located in Hollywood, FL
This is a Swedish Gustavian round stool, it has been restored and painted with milk paints "Oyster White". Seating recovered in Muslin. The seat spins around
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1920s Swedish Gustavian Vintage Footstools

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Birch

20th Century Leopard Velvet Vintage Stool, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Beautiful soft velvet leopard print upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, cha...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Velvet, Beech

Set of Two 20th Century Mini Black Velvet Stools, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Beautiful black velvet upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic o...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Velvet

Sculpted Mahogany Tripod Stools after Adolf Loos, Set of Four
Located in Denton, TX
Three legged tractor style seated stools in the style of Adolf Loos. The seats are sculpted of one piece of mahogany.
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Mid-20th Century Modern Footstools

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Mahogany

19th Century Fireside Footman
Located in High Point, NC
19th century English fireside footman made from brass. Lovely pierced design on the front plate, beneath a wonderfully shaped turned rail across the top. Supported on wrought iron le...
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19th Century English Georgian Antique Footstools

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Brass, Iron

Richard Meier for Knoll Stools
Located in Dallas, TX
A set of six rare, black lacquered stools designed by Richard Meier for Knoll, 1982. Priced and sold individually.
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1980s Vintage Footstools

Materials

Lacquer

Leopard Vintage Stool, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Beautiful soft velvet leopard print upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, cha...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Velvet, Beech

Pantalon, Contemporary Pouf Footstools by Vito Nesta
Located in Milan, IT
This pouf will make a bold statement in any modern or traditional interior thanks to its meticulous silk detailing. The Rococo-inspired motifs drawn from botanical art, including flo...
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2010s Italian Footstools

Materials

Velvet

Pair of 1940's Italian Footstools
Located in Hingham, MA
A very smart pair of 1940's Italian foot stools or small benches. The walnut has been refinished and the gold velvet is original. Elegantly carved legs. The wood base is 12 inches hi...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Footstools

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Velvet, Walnut

Set of Two Black and Blue Velvet 20th Century Stools, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stools from the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Beautiful velour upholstery in 2 different colors. The stools consist of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards,...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Velvet, Wood

19th Century French Napoleon III Period Walnut Needlework Footstool
Located in Birmingham, AL
A lovely French Napoleon III period footstool handcrafted of walnut in Normandy having a beautiful floral needlework seat embellished with a velvet trim and brass nailheads, circa 18...
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1880s French Napoleon III Antique Footstools

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Walnut

Pair of Wooden, Brutalist Side Side Tables - Rustic Wooden Stools.
Located in Schellebelle, BE
Beautiful pair of Wooden Stools/Tables in a bleached SUAR wood, Great blond/greyish patina and a warm and worn finish of the wood, Can be used as tables or stools, multifunctional ...
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1990s Indonesian Footstools

Materials

Wood, Zebra Wood

Franco Albini Style Handwoven Rattan / Wicker Ottoman, Pouf, Footstool, Italy
Located in Miami, FL
1960s vintage style of Franco Albini & Franca Helg round handwoven rattan, wicker ottoman, pouf, footstool or side table. Exemplary construction, woven ties are firmly linked. An i...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Footstools

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Wicker, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Light Beige Boucle Stool, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Beautiful, well crafted light boucle upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, ch...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Bouclé, Wood

20th Century Mustard Yellow Stool, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Beautiful mustard velor upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic ...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Velvet, 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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19th Century English Victorian Antique Footstools

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Rosewood

Grasso Footstool, Designed by Stephen Burks for BD Barcelona Design
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
The Grasso footstool, designed by Stephen Burks for BD Barcelona design, Measures: Foot stool 36 cm D x 75 cm W x 40 cm H.
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2010s English Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Leather

Vintage Modern U-Shaped Ottoman with Blue Velvet-Like Brushed Chenille Fabric
Located in Topeka, KS
Gorgeous vintage modern U-shaped ottoman with blue velvet-like brushed chenille fabric. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of us...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Footstools

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Metal

Pr. Patio Poolside Garden Footstools, Ottomans, Poufs, in Faux Bamboo Aluminum
Located in New York, NY
Chic pair of footstools, having aluminum frames with a faux bamboo motif, and woven plastic webbed tops. Made by note American leisure furniture company, Hauser, in the style of Brow...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Aluminum

Hand Carved Oak Paw Feet Upholstered Ottoman by Martin & Brocket
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Martin & Brockett Lupa Ottoman is named after Lupa, the she-wolf mother of Rome. It features hand-carved oak feet, shown in our Bleached finish. The Lupa Ottoman is a whimsical s...
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2010s American Footstools

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Footstool Black Smoke Steel & Natural Tobacco Leather, Contemporary Style
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
The Wanderlust contemporary ottoman and footstool belongs to a collection of minimalist and serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

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Brass, Steel

French Louis XVI Style Antique Giltwood Marble Tabouret Stool, circa 1870
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A very nice tabouret stool in the Louis XVI taste from the third-quarter of the 19th century, it features an original verde marble top set within a slightly raised rim of reeds-boun...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Footstools

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Marble

Eames 671 Ottoman for Lounge Chair 670 in Black Leather
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
These two were bought together new in the early 70's and are both the rectangular cushion clips as is appropriate for the era.The leather is black and in good condition for the date.  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Aluminum

Antique and Vintage Footstools

Antique and vintage footstools might add a dose of fun to your living room, but they’re also hard workers.

Even as they’ve morphed into objects with plenty of functions over time, the footstool has a royal past. In Ancient Egypt, a footstool was used to climb onto an elevated chair or placed under someone’s feet as he or she was seated in a temple or private residence. Footstools were also in use during the Ottoman Empire. In fact, the ottoman, an upholstered seat or small bench that initially had no back or arms, was the main seating furniture in a home. Ottomans were a way to merge floor seating with cushions and mats.

Poufs, which originated in France, are also thought of as convenient seating furniture as well as occasionally serving as a side table, if needed. (Although, a pouf is typically not as firm as an ottoman.)

Over the years, footstools have taken on varying purposes. They have been used as small portable chairs, for example.

During the 18th century, a footstool might have been long with a low profile, which rendered it perfect for fireside seating. Victorian footstools were small but not unassuming, as furniture makers of the era would upholster the pieces so that they paired with the nearby sofa or wingback chairs. Footstools have even become a storage solution at home, with designers outfitting them with compartments. Today, a footstool might be used to organize quilts and blankets or other textiles, especially if you’re trying to keep things uncluttered in a small apartment.

Footstools are now available in all sorts of provocative colors, upholstery and more. No one is going to put a velvet footstool out on the curb, right? When shopping for your own footstool, try to find one that meets the height of your sofa or other seating (or is a tad lower). It should also be sturdy but not a heavy, clunky piece that’s a chore to move around.

The footstool is both decorative and functional. Not unlike a good throw pillow, interior designers have found numerous uses for this versatile, vibrant furnishing. Find yours in the growing collection of antique and vintage footstools today on 1stDibs.

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