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Back stool

Object Number: 
Walnut, textile
Overall: 38 x 23 x 22 1/2 in. ( 96.5 x 58.4 x 57.2 cm )
Walnut and textile Queen Anne back stool; tall back curving outward at top with concave crest rail; compass-shaped seat with upholstered slip seat; cabriole front legs with pad feet, square chamfered rear legs, and turned side and medial stretcher; back and seat upholstered in needlepoint with brass tacks along edge of back; evidence of castors on underside of feet.
Gallery Label: 
A relatively common English form, American back stools are rare, but were known to have been made in Rhode Island and Massachussetts. The upholstery is likely not original.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group