Now sold, but we have another beautiful example (older and in Oak) getting a wobbly leg fixed at the restorers. Please email if you are interested, we will let you know as soon as it is available
Absolutely stunning and extremely rare, this is an excellent example of a Sheffield Cutlers Stool.
Built of an Elm top and ring turned legs in Ash. The patina, formed over a couple of hundred years of use is unbeatable, see photos for detail. This is absolutely rock solid, as good as the day it was built. There have been no repairs that I can see, it is in 100% original condition. These make perfect side tables, or if you fancy using it, you'll be surprised to find how comfortable this is! (It was made by and for someone sitting for long days in a factory after all!)
These stools are completely unique to Sheffield UK (World famous for it's cutlery and steel). They were made in-house at cutlery factories across the city to this simple design from the late eighteenth century. There is a renaissance of interest in these currently, with prices reaching upward of £900 and reproductions also now becoming available with none of the character and charm of the originals.
Please see the last image for historical context, this shows the stools in their original environment, still in use by Edwardian cutlers around 100 years after being made, around 100 years ago. (Photo is from Kelham Island Sheffield, at the heart of the industrial revolution).
This one is 43cm high, the two front legs are 46cm apart. The seat is 22cm deep and 40cm wide at the front
Late 18th Early 19th Century Cutlers stool