Antique and Vintage Benches and Stools

Stools, generally defined as seats without backs, are among the earliest types of wooden furniture ever made; ancient Egyptians, for example, are known to have used stools. While it's true that it didn't take ancient people long to follow up the stool with a chair, having a seat with a back or arms was largely considered an indulgence reserved for emperors and aristocrats up through the 17th century, while the earliest known footstools were...Continue Reading