Elm Stool with Curved Seat
Shanxi, circa 1850
This highly unusual stool dates from around the mid 19th century and would have been used as an occasional seat in Shanxi province, where is was produced. The stool is in elm wood, with the finish worn and weathered to the more natural colour of the material, with its lovely grain. The thick stool seat is slightly curved to the front and back and tapers towards the front, with the stool's rear legs set wider apart than the front legs. The legs are rounded and slightly splayed, supported by stretchers and a front foot rest that is worn with use, The apron at the front includes a simple carved motif, whilst the rear apron features a more ornate scrolling pattern in relief. The stool is in a style that marks it out from other Chinese stools of the time and it would make a lovely side table.
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