For sale, a very rare George III Period mahogany
and leather gout stool with turned legs and single ratchet mechanism.
This early surviving example still
exists with its original buttoned leather upholstery and is in superb condition
given its age, with some slight movement to the joint in the backrest.
Accounting for the beautiful originality of the piece, I have not considered
re-upholstering or touching it, the patina to the leather is just great.
The single sectioned base is manoeuvred
up and down by means of an adjustable ratchet mechanism. By altering this mechanism,
the angle of the upholstered top can be manipulated to allow for ease of use
Gout was a common affliction throughout
the wealthy classes in the nineteenth century, common enough for James Gillray
in 1799 to provide a caricature of its effects. Happily not so frequent today
this stool is still a good looking and ultimately useful piece of furniture.
Please call me on 07815 046645 to
discuss carriage, condition or for any other queries, alternatively, you can
also message me and I will endeavour to come back to you as soon as possible.
I have a number of beautiful antiques
for sale, so please feel free to browse my other items.