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De Sede Patchwork Black Leather Pouf
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous black leather pouf by Swiss designer De Sede with small rectangular patchwork. Perfect accent piece. Good vintage condition.  
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1960s Swiss Vintage Footstools

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Leather

Zebra Hide Ottoman, Chocolate & Cream, Round, Contemporary, New Hides, USA Made
Located in New York, NY
Decorative zebra hide ottoman. Zebra hides are from South Africa and the ottoman is made in NJ. Measures: diameter is 36 inches and height is 12 inches. The mane of the zebra is very...
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Campaign Footstools

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Zebra Hide

Mid Century Modern Vintage Cherry Foot Stool 1950s Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage rectangular like footstool from cherrywood with pastel blue velvet upholstery, Josef Frank style, 1950s Austria. A stunning footstool new covered with past...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Velvet, Cherry

Rare large sheep by Hanns-Peter Krafft for Meier from the 70s
Located in Breda, NB
Rare large sheep by Hanns-Peter Krafft for Meier from the 70s. These beautiful and characterful sheep by Hanns-Peter Krafft are as popular today as they were back when they where de...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Footstools

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Wool

Italian Set of Side Chairs with Footstool in Wood and Bouclé, 1950
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Gorgeous and very rare set of three pieces composed of two low slipper chairs and one stool or footstool. Made in Italy in the 1950s, original pieces. The peculiarity of this set i...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Footstools

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Metal

Modern Cream Velvet Wave Stool with Ebony Veneer Base
Located in Porto, PT
Modern cream velvet wave stool with ebony veneer base Cadiz Stool combines bold shapes with comfort. A modern design stool, upholstered in velvet, for any...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Footstools

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Velvet, Ebony, Wood

Ayala Serfaty, Rapa Series: Daura & Justo, Armchair & Ottoman, israel, 2013
Located in New York, NY
Rapa Series consists of pieces felted by hand, recalling ancient textiles. Utilizing wool and silk, these one-of-a-kind fiber art pieces are softly molded over organic sculptural structures, which are both artistic and comfortable. Fabricated in 2017 specifically for Design Miami...
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21st Century and Contemporary Israeli Footstools

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Wool, Felt

Mid Century Alpaca White Faux Fur Stool, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Beautiful white faux fur white upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, char...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Velvet, Beech

Franck Evennou, Pouf Trèfle, Set of 3 Ottomans, Bronze, France, 2020
Located in New York, NY
Franck Evennou has a poetic language inspired by nature, and by all subjects that carry the residue of their pasts. His works, particularly in bronze, possess a powerful nostalgic quality, capturing in sculptural permanence the ephemeral beauty of a faint memory or a story half-forgotten. An aesthetic bridge between Evennou's earlier work and his newer pieces in bronze, this set of three conjoining ottomans, set upon triangular feet...
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2010s French Footstools

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Alabaster, Bronze

Antique Chinese Mini Low Elm Wood Stool, Early 20th Century
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
This antique mini stool features a beautiful age related patina and lacquered finish. It was crafted entirely using wooden joints and remains sturdy and robust a fantastic piece to u...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Footstools

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Wood, Elm

De Sede Dark Red Leather Patchwork Ottoman, 1960s Switzerland
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chic red leather pouf/ottoman by Swiss designer De Sede with square patchwork. Handmade with wonderful faded patina or varying hues of reds. Gorgeous ...
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1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Footstools

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Leather

French Mid-20th Century Iron Stool or Tabouret
Located in Buisson, FR
French weathered iron stool with a great robust looking patina. France, circa 1950. Weathered but very good condition.
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Mid-20th Century French Footstools

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Iron

Art Deco Tabouret by UP Zavody, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
Designed by Jindrich Halabala for UP Zavody. Made in Czechoslovakia Made of wood, fabric. Very good original condition.
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1930s Czech Art Deco Vintage Footstools

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Fabric, Wood

Antique Chinese Mini Elm Wood Stool, Early 20th Century
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
This Antique Mini stool features a beautiful age related patina and lacquered finish. Crafted entirely from wooden joints, It remains sturdy and robust, a fantastic piece to use as a...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Footstools

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Wood, Elm

Pair of Art Deco ottomans 1930s 20th century
Located in Premariacco, IT
Elegant pair of early 1930s Art Deco-era walnut burl poufs upholstered and reupholstered circa 1990. Very distinctive, decorated with brass studs around the perimeter and with a mod...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Footstools

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Brass

Vintage Teak Mini Chair from Madura Island, Indonesia
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
This mini stool from the late 20th century features a beautiful wood texture, crafted from a solid block of teak. Stools such as these were used on the Island of Madura by workers in...
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Late 20th Century Indonesian Organic Modern Footstools

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Wood, Teak

Antique Embroidered Footstool, English, Gilt Brass, Fireside, Stool, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique embroidered footstool. An English, gilt brass fireside or bedroom stool, dating to the early Victorian period, circa 1850. Fascinating example of Victorian crafts...
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Mid-19th Century British Early Victorian Antique Footstools

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Brass

Antique Shoe Boy's Stool, English, Oak, Footstool, Art Nouveau, Victorian, 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique shoe boy's stool. An English, carved oak and upholstered footstool in Art Nouveau taste, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900. Delightfully presented ...
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Late 19th Century British Late Victorian Antique Footstools

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Oak

Antique X Frame Stool, English, Walnut, Needlepoint, Footstool, Regency, C.1820
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique X-frame stool. An English, walnut and needlepoint footstool, dating to the Regency period, circa 1820. Utterly beguiling Regency craftsmanship with a beautiful s...
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Early 19th Century British Regency Antique Footstools

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Walnut

Macaron Stool Designed by Daniel Basso and Estudio Florida, Argentina, 2022
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
"Macaron" stool designed by Daniel Basso and Estudio Florida. Argentina, 2022. Currently there are two available of the same color. Exhibited in "BOMBONERA" a collective design exhi...
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2010s Argentine Modern Footstools

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Fabric, Wood

Scandinavian Modern Triangular Stools in Blue Floral Tapestry, 1950s
Located in Odense, DK
Pair of triangular stools made by a Danish cabinetmaker in the 1950s. The stools are made of an elegant curved wooden frame, that has been reupholster...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Footstools

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Tapestry, Oak

Large Leather Buttoned Stool
Located in Newark, GB
A beautiful quality piece, this large stool has six reeded and turned tapering mahogany legs on brass castors and a lovely chestnut brown buttoned cushion which has a great polished ...
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Early 1900s English Antique Footstools

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Leather, Mahogany

PAIR OF ANTiQUE VICTORIAN KILIM UPHOLSTERED WINGBACK ARMCHAIR FOOTSTOOLS
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this exquisite pair of Victorian mahogany Wingback armchair footstools with super collectable Kilim upholste...
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19th Century English Kilim Antique Footstools

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Upholstery

Sori Yanagi Wood and Brass Butterfly Stool Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This iconic and collectable butterfly stool is a work of simple and elegant sculpture by the Japanese designer Sori Yanagi. It is wood and brass structure. The combination aesthetics...
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1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Footstools

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Brass

Art Deco Fabric Lined Wooden Stool, France ca 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
Art Deco furniture is a great way to add drama and sophistication to any room. It’s a style often used to add a modern yet timeless touch to living rooms and bedrooms. Whether you lo...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Footstools

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Fabric, Wood

SUPER RARE 1934 DATED ROBERT MOUSEMAN THOMPSON OAK & STRAPPED LEATHER FOOTSTOOl
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning 1934 dated Robert Mouseman Thompson leather woven footstool in sublime period condition A goo...
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1930s English Art Deco Vintage Footstools

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Leather, Oak

Restored "X" Rattan Vanity Stool with Wicker Seat
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Restored 1970s three-stand rattan vanity stool with wicker seat featuring an "X" rattan base. Restored to new for you. All rattan, bamboo, and wicker furniture has been painstaking...
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1970s American Vintage Footstools

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Rattan

Vintage Leather Abercrombie Hippo Footstool c1950s
Located in Oakland, CA
Fantastic early hippo footstool with beautiful leather patina by Omersa for Abercrombie and Fitch. No repairs have been done. Single owner who lived between Kyoto and New York.
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1950s British Modern Vintage Footstools

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Leather

Antique Petite English Oak Woven Cord Rope Footstool Riser or Stand circa 1920
Located in Pearland, TX
A charming diminutive antique english oak woven cord rope footstool, riser, or stand, circa 1920. This petite stool has hand turned bobbin legs and a hand woven corded string seat an...
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1920s English Vintage Footstools

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Rope, Oak

McGuire Organic Modern Cerused Rattan Footstool
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Lacquered bamboo rattan footstool featuring a cerused or whitewashed finish made by McGuire. Beautifully crafted in the California organic modern style with rattan poles lashed toget...
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20th Century American Organic Modern Footstools

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Leather, Fabric, Rattan

Vintage Six Legs Oval Foot Stool
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Funky six legs foot stool made of hand carved wood in French style newly upholster with beautiful geometric motif fine French cotton , and decorative trimming .
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20th Century American Footstools

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Cotton, Wood

Nino Pouf with Brushed Brass Plinth and Buttons
Located in Frazão, Porto
In our Nino stool we can appreciate the beautiful details and finishes like the buttons and the plinth in brushed brass. Upholstered with grey Siège 886 (structure) and camel safety...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Footstools

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury Leopard Velvet Vintage Stools, Edmund Homa, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stools from the turn of the 1960s. Beautiful leopard high-quality upholstery. The stools consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic of the 1960s style. We can prepare this stools also in another option of fabric and wood. Please check the last pictures with color samples.
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Fabric, Wood, Beech

Mid Century Style Triangle Stool in Nouvelles Vagues, by Vintola Studio, Europe
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stools inspired by 60s style. The stools consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic of the 1960s style. They are absolutely unique. We can prepare them also in another wood and boucle color. Designed in 2022 in Poland. About the fabric: The warp and weft of an idea A velvet jacquard that pays a visual and tactile homage to the tiger’s coat...
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2010s Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Bouclé, Wood, Velvet

19th Century Unusual Long Cricket Stool
Located in Nantucket, MA
19th Century Unusual Long Cricket Stool, a very early 19th Century or possibly late 18th Century cricket foot stool in original grey paint. This is in an extremely unusual long size,...
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Early 19th Century American Country Antique Footstools

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Hardwood

Wormley Footstool by DUISTT
Located in Geneve, CH
Wormley Footstool by DUISTT Dimensions: W 67 x D 66 x H 44 cm Materials: Duistt Fabric, Darkened Sikomoro and Brass details The WORMLEY foot stool, crafted with great attention to ...
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2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Footstools

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Brass

English 19th Century Upholstered FootStool
Located in Southampton, GB
Recently upholstered in quality chevron weave fabric with complimenting tassles. Wonderful turned leg frame. England, circa 1880. Height - 52 cm Top - 36 cm x 33 cm Please messag...
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19th Century English Antique Footstools

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Fabric, Wood

William 1Vth English circular Footstool Box Inlaid Hardwood, Circa 1830
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a rare example of an English Combination Lidded Foot Stool complete with an integral box or sewing box, hardwood with inlaid detail and dating to the early 19th century, Will...
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Early 19th Century English William IV Antique Footstools

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Fabric, Hardwood, Walnut

French 19th Century Original Red Velvet Upholstered Footstool
Located in Southampton, GB
he most wonderful red velvet 19th Century footstool with original traditionally upholstered swab, stitched in to the base. Iitting on a mahogany x frame stretcher with ball feet. Fr...
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19th Century French Antique Footstools

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Velvet

Thayer Coggin Milo Baughman Foot Stool Bench Ottoman Seat 1970s MINT!
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Thayer Coggin Milo Baughman Foot Stool Bench Ottoman Seat 1970s MINT!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Upholstery

Ottoman pouf DROVA 4 Wool fabric WOO
Located in Kyiv, UA
Ottoman pouf Drova 4, a versatile and stylish addition to your living space. Handcrafted with precision in Ukraine, this cube pouf embodies the perfect fusio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ukrainian Modern Footstools

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Steel

Fuji Wood Stool, Minimalist and Modern Inspiration from Brazil by Tiago Curioni
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Fuji stool was created from the intersection of modern Scandinavian bend design and Japanese minimalism. This curious source of inspiration came f...
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2010s South American Minimalist Footstools

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Bentwood

Iconic Eero Aarnio Small Black Mushroom Stool
Located in New York, NY
He mushroom is one of Eero’s oldest designs and in its fibreglass form is part of the same design family that includes the ball chair, Pastil and Tomato. It can be used as a stool or...
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2010s Finnish Modern Footstools

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Fiberglass

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

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Bouclé, Beech

Set of Two-Light Crème Boucle Vintage Stools, Edmund Homa, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stools from the turn of the 1960s. The stools consist of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic of the 1960s style. Stools were designed by ...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Fabric

Midcentury Blue Vintage Stool, Edmund Homa, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. Beautiful blue high quality upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic of the...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Fabric

Beachcomber Milking Stool in Oiled Walnut
By Greg Mitchell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The beachcomber milking stool is our take on a Classic, simple form. The hand shaped seat is sculpted for comfort, and the legs are shaved wi...
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2010s American Shaker Footstools

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Oak, Walnut

Poltroncine pieghevole in corda stile Hans Wegner
Located in Napoli, NA
Coppia di poltrone restaurate in perfetto stato Attribuite a modello JH 512, disegnata da Hans J. Wegner per Johannes Hansen, 1949
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Footstools

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Rope, Wood

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

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Velvet, Beech

Zebra Ottoman / Coffee Table, Large Square, Two Zebra hides, Custom Made In USA
Located in New York, NY
Large zebra ottoman, measures: 42 inches by 42 inches and 14 inches high. Great as a coffee table or ottoman. Built in our NJ factory. Made of beautiful zebra hides from South Africa...
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Campaign Footstools

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Zebra Hide

STUNNiNG & COLLECTABLE VINTAGE GEORGE SMITH CHELSEA KILIM FOOTSTOOL OTTOMAN
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this exquisite and highly collectable Vintage George Smith Kilim Ottoman...
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20th Century English Kilim Footstools

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Upholstery, Hardwood

Mid-Century Red Velvet Vintage Stool, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Beautiful red velvet upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, characteristic of the 1960s style. We can prepare this pair also in another color of fabric...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Velvet

Art Deco Vintage Sunny Yellow Beech Pouf Stool Tabouret Austria 1930s
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Deco vintage pouf or stool or tabouret from beech and upholstery new covered with sunny yellow textile fabric and yellow cords Austria, 1930s. An amazing Art Deco vintage pouf st...
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1930s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Footstools

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Fabric, Beech

Chartreuse Green Warren Platner Stool by Knoll
Located in Utrecht, NL
High model stool from the 'Wire series' by American designer Warren Platner for Knoll International in nickel execution with a chartreuse green mohair velour Knoll fabrics upholstery...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Footstools

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Steel, Nickel

Two 1960s Mid-Century Modern Wood Italian Low Stools in the manner of Ico Parisi
Located in Aci Castello, IT
This set of two 1960s Mid-Century Modern Stools, inspired by the style of Ico Parisi, encapsulates the essence of sleek design and timeless elegance. Crafted during the mid-20th cent...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Metal, Brass

Walter Lamb Ottomans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Walter Lamb Ottomans model C-5706, pair Brown Jordan USA, c. 1952 bronze, cotton cord 17½ h × 23½ w × 15 d in (44 × 60 × 38 cm) Literature: Walter Lamb, manufacturer's catalog, 1954,...
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1950s American Vintage Footstools

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Bronze

Late 19th Century Indonesian Meditation Footstool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Finely woven leather seat on turned legs with tendon joints.
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Late 19th Century Indonesian Antique Footstools

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Leather, Wood

Soccer Ball Leather Bean Bag Chair & Lounger Poof Made of Genuine Leather, 1970s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A beautiful leather footrest poof ottoman. The leather poof is in a very good used condition, wood with a nice patina, gives your living room a beautiful style. Found at an estate sa...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Footstools

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Leather

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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