18th century English gilt stool in the “French taste”. The full Rococo treatment is in play here with dramatic scrolling outlines including bold cabriole legs. Leafage and tendrils abound within an old gilt surface beneath an older appropriate damask cover.
H. 17.25″, w. 21.75″, d. 15.5″. As rare as a good armchair and more often chosen. $1200.
Below, an old 19th century upholsterer’s label on the frame.