From the early 1900’s, this pair of Louis XIII style stools were produced in France. The stools have been bleached, living light traces of the original finish. They have been reupholstered in a bright white cotton fabric, however the original iron nailheads were able to be reused.
Turned legs and H-shaped stretchers were a hallmark of Louis XIII furniture, and ours features both, although with added flair. It was typically easier to form spirals from left to right, but you might notice that our stools alternate the direction of turning. During the Louis XIII period, this type of symmetry was found only in pieces of the highest quality. The bottom of the legs have square joints that lead into the shaped H-stretcher. The sides are arbalete (crossbow) shaped, adding grace to the twisting legs. Beneath the square joints are four bun feet.
Our pair of early 1900’s bleached stools can be used in any room of the house. They can be placed at the foot of a bed in a his/hers style or paired with a comfortable side or armchair.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor rubs and separations. Traces of old finish with light buildup to nailheads. The white cotton fabric was recently added by a professional upholsterer.