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MNMC2840

Stool
Author: Unknown
Origin: Unknown
Data: 18th century
Material: Wood, Velvet & Metal
Dimensions (cm): 52 x 59 x 45,6
Inv. no.: MNMC2840 / PD1167

The origins of stools are unknown, but they have been identified as one of the earliest forms of seat furniture. It is a short chair, supported on three or four legs, with no back or arm rests, and it is used to seat a single person.

By the 17th century, at the Court of Louis XIV in Versailles (France), for one to sit on a stool by the Royal Family was a great honour. At this time, stools had richly elaborated curved legs, upholstered seats decorated with fringes and they were ceremonially carried around by servants with wigs and livery uniforms.

Objeto museológico (PDB)