Joint stool


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

Joint stools provided basic everyday seating in seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century households. The vitality of the baluster turnings on this stool make it an outstanding example of the William and Mary style. Its high seat made it convenient for a sitter to rest his or her feet on the stretcher of the table it was pulled up to for dining.

Joint stool, Soft maple, American

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