Carved with a series of upright columns supporting a finely decorated circular seat, this stool exhibits a rare form. A round cut-out section in the centre of the seat was possibly once removable. Now firmly fixed into position, the cut-out design cannot be detached without damaging the piece.
The central feature of the stool, a pyramid formation located underneath the seat, serves an unknown purpose. While it is possible that the feature was purely decorative, it is also possible that it was hollowed out in the centre to form a storage-like container, accessible from the circular-cut out section on top of the seat.
Ex Private Collection, UK
Estimated Period: Late 19th Century
Condition Report: There is a clip missing on the outer edge of the stool, as shown in the photos. Apart from this, the stool is in good condition considering its age.