Here is a good quality and practical Charles I style oak joined box stool, circa mid 20th Century, in excellent condition.
• Circa Mid 20th Century
• Provenance England, UK
• Wood Solid oak
• Item Close / box / night stool
• Hinged moulded lid
• Guilloche carvings
• Reeded inset panel design
• Baluster ring turned legs
• Connecting stretchers
• Bobbin feet
• Rich dark oak colour
• Very sturdy
• Excellent condition
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Here is a good quality and practical Charles I style oak joined box stool, circa mid 20th Century, in excellent condition. It’s a reproduction of an early and primitive oak close box stool from the 17th century period, when Charles 1st was on the throne. The box has a hinged lid with a moulded top with inset reeded panels to the front, back and sides. The stool is profusely decorated with guilloche carvings on all four sides along the apron and legs. Below, the stool features baluster ring turned legs with connecting stretchers for added stability and sits on bobbin turned feet. The box boasts an excellent colour.
This type of box was called a “close” stool as it was used in confined spaces. Sometimes these types of stools were also referred to as a “night stool” as some would have contained a pewter chamber pot stored inside the box. This style of box would have been used for storing candles and shoes etc., and also used as a small table in a kitchen. It was small enough to be carried around in the house wherever a small stool or table was required. Nowadays, it is ideal as a small side, lamp or magazine table.
This box stool is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the exterior and leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There are no stains or cup marks to the lid. The hinges are in excellent working condition. The interior is clean. The box retains the original polish, which is the reason why it displays such as stunning deep rich dark oak colour. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height = 53.5cm or 21⅛” or 1ft 9⅛”
Width = 43.7cm or 17¼” or 1ft 5¼”
Depth = 33.7cm or 13¼” or 1ft 1¼”