Early 17th Century Oak Joint Stool

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  • This oak joint stool dates to the 1st half of the 17th century, during the reign of James I / Charles I circa 1630
  • Its solid construction in oak affords a stool of great strength
  • 17th-century furniture pre-dates the commercial import of mahogany and other exotic timbers
  • Oak is an indigenous wood of England and northern Europe and was easily accessible
  • The joint stool’s legs would have been skilfully turned on a Treadle, Pole or Great Wheel lathe
  • Joseph Moxon, printer, globe-maker, and hydrographer to the king wrote a Treatise on Wood Turning “The Art of Joinery” – This document gives a rare insight to 17th-century furniture production
  • H53 x 45.5 x 28cm
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Having a thumb molded top above a frieze with recess and ornamental incised hatch work of zigzags punctuated with dots above a dentil cornice, on ornate baluster-turned gently splayed legs, joined by plain stretchers all round.

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