A small 17th Century style oak joint (or joined) stool measuring 18" high x 15" long x 11" deep. The legs are turned as simple Doric columns or 'gunbarrel', as they are sometimes known. This style of turning was commonplace on furniture from the late 16th Century to the end of the 18th Century. The addition of astragals (one only in this case and seen a third of the way down each column), were used until the middle of the 1700's. The repeat hand carving on the rails is known as 'Nulling' or 'thumbnail'.

This oak joint stool with thumbnail carved rails is now featured on our sister site Early Oak Reproductions with size, colour, finish and price options.
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