Easily recognized by its highly shaped legs and stretchers, os de mouton is an elegant style of carving that was first seen during the reign of Louis XIV. Although typically used for chair frames, it was not uncommon to find tabouret stools, such as this oak one from France (circa 1900), carved in the same manner.
Four concave legs with scrolled feet are joined by an H-shaped stretcher with arbalete-like curves. The wood has a rich patina that is accentuated by a highly colored upholstery affixed with numerous iron nailheads. Golden and cream flowers with red, brown, green, and orange leaves can be seen amongst the gray and beige background arranged in a geometric pattern. Our os de mouton tabouret stool can be paired with any style chair and used as a footrest or ottoman. It could also be used in an area where small seating is needed, like a make-up table or vanity mirror.
CONDITION: Strong antique condition with minor rubs and slight buildup to the wood. Some light runs to the upholstery with minimal discoloration to a small area.