Antique Shaker Wood Footstool Delicate Tapered Legs Rectangular with Round Ends Flat Top Beautiful Dark Brown Finish
Description: A vintage Shaker style wood wooden footstool. This beautiful dark brown stooll has delicate tapered legs supporting a flat top having rounded ends. The stool has a skirt below the flat top with appears to be attached to the legs by being inserted into the leg and glued in place. The skirt-leg combination appear to be secured to the top using small nails. The piece looks great and has a beautiful dark brown finish. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely Late 19th century to early 20th century.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania, USA.
Size: The stool measures ~12" by ~6 7/8" on the top and is ~6 1/2" high. The piece weighs about one pound and three ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is definitely a beautiful piece of wood that would make a great addition to your collection of old wood implements.
Condition: The piece is in very good condition with no breaks, no repairs, and no losses. The surface finish is a bit worn off especially on top of the stool. There is also round dark marks on the top of the stool suggesting marks for drinking glass or similar. There is also a crack in one of the lgs, that is original to the making and does not compromise the integrity or quality of the piece. Also one of the legs is slightly lose or moves very little when you tug on it, this is truly a non-issue and is mentioned for completeness. Finally, the piece has some scratches and minor dings here and there for over one hundred years of use and is soiled and dusty from being around for such a long time. This would make a great addition to your collection of primitive Americana. Please see photos to appreciate its beauty and for additional condition information.