Antique Benches and Stools
Whether for your garden or your favourite room, change things up with an antique bench or stool.
With a diverse selection of vintage stools and benches to choose from you will find something that will catch your eye, add curiosity and help you achieve the look and feel you desire for your home.
Antique furniture can be found in a variety of styles including art deco, art modern, rustic, and Victorian. You can also find interesting and quirky pieces which originally furnished buildings such as schools, churches, or farms, which you can put to use around the dining table or in the garden.
Piano stools were popular in the Victorian period and were made of beech, oak, mahogany or walnut, with thin legs and a cushion and can be a single seat or a duet stool. Other Victorian stools have gothic and rococo influences and often were made from dark wood and wrought iron. Whether you play the piano or not, this will add a quirky edge to any room.
Benches and stools from the Regency period (1811 to 1830) are elegant for their simple lines. They were often made from oak, mahogany, walnut, or burr walnut, and popular colours were rosewood and satinwood, can feature brass work, and will have been upholstered.
Many Georgian benches and stools, from the 18th century, have survived the years and can be found for sale today. Leading makers of the day were Chippendale, Hepplewhite, and Sheraton. A Georgian window seat or piano stool can add some decorative charm to a room. Typical features include tapered legs, upholstery, and they were often made from walnut, mahogany, or elm. Earlier Georgian pieces were ornate with carvings and motifs.
Early 20th-century Edwardian stools and benches can include Ottomans, footstools, piano stools, and church pews; and Art Deco furniture, from the 1920s and 1930s, such as dining benches, hall seats, and dressing table seats, usually have geometric designs.