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 XIII. Although typically used for chair frames, it was not uncommon to find tabouret stools, such as this bleached one from France (circa 1900), carved in the same manner.
Four sinuous legs with scrolled feet are joined by an H-shaped stretcher with arbalete-like curves. The wood has a warm beige color that is accentuated by a stark white cotton upholstery affixed with numerous metal nailheads. 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: Very good antique condition with light rubs to wood frame, which has been stripped more recently, leaving traces of the original finish. The white cotton upholstery was added by a professional artisan recently.