PRESENTING A LOVELY, mid-19th Century, British Victorian Telescopic or Adjustable Piano or Vanity Stool. from circa 1860.
The cushioned seat turns clockwise and counter-clockwise to raise and lower its height.
The stool sits on a heavily carved and sturdy walnut tripod base.
The central column has a large bulbous center portion and acanthus leaf carvings throughout.
REALLY CUTE little Stool!
In ORIGINAL CONDITION !!
The mechanism for raising the stool needs tightening, but not a major restoration job.
The upholstery is probably the original and it is a light tan velvet, with brass buttons around the edge.
Was probably made for sitting at a piano but it also works equally well at a Ladies Vanity Unit or poudreuse.
HISTORY OF PIANO STOOLS:
Antique piano stools were incredibly popular during the Victorian period (circa 1837 to 1901), and are usually made of different types of wood such as beech, oak, mahogany or walnut.
A variety of different styles of piano stools were developed during this period, and can range from a four-claw foot piano stool, a swivel piano stool, a duet piano stool, and a double-seated piano stool, just to name a few. Antique piano stools typically have very thin legs as well as a simple cushion design.
Antique piano stools that were manufactured during the Victorian period (circa 1837 to 1901) are considered to be both rare and valuable among collectors. Double-seated piano stools as well as mid-century, Eames and Scandinavian-designed piano stools are considered to be rare as well.
Restoration of an antique piano is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. (However, restoring an antique piano stool may decrease its value).
19C British Victorian Telescopic or Adjustable Piano Stool.
Provenance: Bought from a reputable dealer in Ireland.
Dimensions: 19″ High (unraised)….23″ (fully raised)
18″ Wide at base feet and Cushion Seat has a 13″ Diameter
Condition: Very good except the mechanism for raising the stool needs tightening, but this is not a major restoration job.