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Stool

Graceful stools like this, carved from a single piece of wood, belonged to chiefs; all others sat on the floor. The scalloped corners of the stool occur on only one other known example. This unique detail may have been an original design, a local variation, or perhaps a later cosmetic solution to a chipped edge.

Catalogue Description:
Rectangular shaped wooden stool with two upward curving sides; the four corners are cut-out in a simple curved design. It rests on four short legs which slope outward and end in platform feet, rounded at the front and coming to a point at the rear. The feet face outward at each end. Condition: Stool is deeply patinated with top surface having many old scratches, wear and several old chips on one edge. Underside of feet lack patina. Few scattered nicks on underside.


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