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Posted 5 years ago


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I just picked this up at a resale shop and was wondering if anyone had any info on it. It's a stool with a back attached through a slot and held with pegs, no nails. It appears to be hand carved wood with a sunflower motif. Short stool part, but the back is tall, about 3'. The legs have several coats of old chipped off paint, but the top part is pretty bare. Thanks, Jen

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  1. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
    Sometimes those short legged chairs are midwife chairs.
  2. Evemary, 4 years ago
    I have one of what were originally a pair of these that my father says were in his home in his childhood (so perhaps at least 80 years old). This was in Bermuda, but his parents were from England, and he doesn't know where they came from originally or what they were for. He was once told they were stools for choirboys, but we've no idea if that's true or not. The back of the chair is very simply pegged in place with one large pullout peg, and the legs unscrew, so the whole thing is easily dismantled. The carvings are similar, though less ornate.

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