Lovely Old Pine Stool with History of Reinforcements

Regular price $75.00

Another great old perfect-pedestal sort of cricket stool, because they are such lovely and useful things. I really love how the history of this one--19th c. and made of pine I believe--unfolds across its surface as a series of repairs and reinforcements, testifying to its having been a much used and valued possession. There are a range of different nails, some of them showing carved plugs; a mend to the front of one leg (quite an old repair), and two reinforcement strips nailed to the interior of the legs, visible from underneath. Wonderful warm dry patina to the pine, too. Found in New Hampshire. 

15 1/2” x 6 5/8” t x 5 7/8” d and in very good antique condition, sturdy and sound.