Tall Gray-painted Stool, possibly New Hampshire, 19th century, the four posts joined by original trapezoidal splint seat and double stretchers, early surface, (minor imperfections),seat ht. 30 in.
Literature: The Impecunious Collector's Guide to American Antiques, by John T. Kirk, Knopf, 1975, fig. 77.
Note: Kirk argues that a piece of furniture like this is deceptively simple: it depends on a precision of proportion that is important to its overall appeal and function.
paint wear, small breaks to splint.
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