English, 1768 - 1831

X-Frame Stool

Date: 1805 - 1815

Seating furniture with X-frame legs facing the front originated in ancient Egypt. The curule seat, as the form was known, or sella curulis, as the Romans called it, was reserved as a seat of honor. The curved supports had immense strength because chairmakers harvested them from curved branches. The design remained popular with various modifications throughout the centuries, from the medieval and Renaissance periods and throughout the baroque periods of the 1500s, 1600s, and 1700s.

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Medium: Mahogany and oak

Dimensions: H: 28 1/4 x W: 32 x D: 21 1/4 in.

Place: London, England

Accession: 0576

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Furniture - English

Tags: London , England , Oak , Mahogany

Purchased February 17, 1978 from Blairman & Sons.