• Item: Stool
• Circa: 1850
• Period: Victorian
• Wood: Solid rosewood
• Provenance: England
• Fluted tapering turned legs
• Newly upholstered in patterned structured chenille upholstery
• Brass studded seat
• Scribe moulded seat frame
• H. Brooks & Co. patent seat raising cast-iron mechanism
• Mechanism fully restored and working
• Turned height adjustment knobs
• Excellent colour & quality
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique English early Victorian rosewood upholstered height adjustable stool, circa 1850, which has been newly upholstered, to a professional standard, and is in excellent condition. The stool has been newly upholstered in top quality patterned structured chenille material, finished with traditional brass studs. The seat itself is firm, which means that you won’t sink into the upholstery, but at the same time, it is very comfortable to sit on. Within the underside of the seat, the stool boasts a H. Brooks & Co. patent raising / lowering cast iron mechanism. The height of the stool can be adjusted by turning either of the turned knobs situated on either side of the frame. The stool stands on four elegant turned, tapering reeded legs. Ideal for use as a piano stool.
This stool features a rich brown rosewood finish. It has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This upholstered adjustable stool would look superb in a variety of rooms from the bedroom to living room. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
H. Brooks & Co:
The company, originally founded by Cox Brooks, was founded in 1810 at 31 Lyme Street, Camden, London and predominantly made piano actions, hammer heads and keyboards. Cox’s son, Henry, focused on making parts for musical instruments, but also patented raising / lowering actions for seating. In 1920, the company amalgamated with Herrburger, a piano action manufacturer, becoming Herrburger Brooks. Up until 1998, they were based in Long Eaton, London. They exhibited at the British Industries fair in 1947 and in 1953 absorbed their Paris operation, so becoming Europe’s largest manufacturer of piano actions. The business was sold in 1965 to Kimball International Inc. who later sold to Harmony Pianos of Hong Kong in 1996.
Raised Height = 56cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
Lowered Height = 49cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼”
External Width = 60cm or 23⅝” or 1ft 11⅝”
Seat Width = 52.5cm or 20⅝” or 1ft 8⅝”
Depth = 43cm or 16⅞” or 1ft 4⅞”
This adjustable stool is in excellent condition. It has been newly upholstered, to a professional standard, in top quality patterned structured chenille upholstery, finished with traditional brass studs. The seat itself is firm, yet very comfortable to sit on or rest your feet. The upholstery is therefore new, clean and free from any wear, dirt or damage. The seat boasts the original H. Brooks & Co. patent height adjustment cast iron mechanism. The mechanism has been fully restored and is in perfect working order. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the mahogany frame, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
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