Chairs & Stools

The earliest form of seating was simple benches or stools seen in medieval times. Only the very wealthy would have the odd, grand designed large period chair as this was a symbol of rank and position.

The stool was used in rural farm houses; kitchens or public rooms with the three legged stick stool of a simple trestle construction.
Most early seating was made from locally sourced timbers, such as Oak, Pine, and Beech but the more elaborate styles were introduced into England from continental Europe. These chairs were in highly figured Walnut, more suitable for carving as it did not crack or split.

By the 18th century, English antique chairs began to develop their own characteristics and style.

From our collection why not give your room a little style.

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