WILLIAM III / QUEEN ANNE WALNUT TURNED UPHOLSTERED STOOL
England, c1695 - 1710
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The English (and European) tradition of the stool is a long one – from peasant to nobility.
Chairs, even until the very late 17th century, were reserved for the head of household – or for Royalty.
There were strict rules in Court regarding seating, even on stools.
Click here (or the image below) for a short article on seating,
and the lost-and-found evolultion of the stool -
the oldest piece of furniture in the world.
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