From the 17th - 19th centuries, the footstool was extremely valuable in American Homes where furniture was costly and took up precious space. Stools are divided into three groups based on their height. Lowest was the footstool -12" tall, used for child seating and adult feet. Medium was 12-20" tall - used for youth and adult seating. High stools were over 20" tall- used for tall desks or writing stands. Stools were made by chair-makers in many different styles. Small footstools were part of the better furnishings of the home. We see footstools in portraits and silhouettes of ladies and children.
Offering a lovely cherry footstool with a curved apron and end pieces that curve to half moon on both sides and bottom. The dimensions are 8.5"H, 8"D, 14"L. This stool is in excellent with minor honest wear.