A rare and superb pair of early 19th century English yew wood dresser stools with carved plank tops and finely turned, splayed legs. These charming stools were made in the Derbyshire region by Windsor chair makers to practice their cutting and turning skills, then taken home as a gift to their wives. They were placed on a dresser or sideboard to elevate candlesticks or display a small treasured piece.
These diminutive stools stand 4 1/2" high and the top measures 6 1/4" by 4 1/4". Both are in very, very good undamaged condition. There are no chips, cracks or restorations. The yew wood is just such a wonderful, rich color and has acquired the most beautiful, warm patina over the last two hundred or so years. So rare and wonderful to have a matched pair!
The Austrian bronze toad is for size reference only and not included with the pair of stools.
Rare and Superb Pair of Circa 1840 English Turned Derbyshire Dresser Stools