Antique English Victorian Mahogany Piano / Music / Duet Stool (Circa 1880)


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Object Description

Here is a fine quality antique English Victorian mahogany duet stool, circa 1880, which has been newly upholstered in floral cream satin brocade, in excellent condition.

• Item: Duet Stool
• Circa: 1880
• Period: Victorian
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Provenance: England
• Newly upholstered
• Floral cream structured satin brocade upholstery
• Matching braiding
• Ring turned handles
• Scribe moulded, scroll handle supports
• Moulded & scribe moulded seat frame
• Central floral carved panel front and rear
• Cabriole legs
• Acanthus leaf carvings to knees
• Ball & claw feet
• Shaped, scribe moulded, scroll detail cross-stretchers
• Original brass seat hinges
• Original internal brass arm-stay
• Internal storage compartment
• Excellent colour & quality
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

Here is a fine quality antique English Victorian mahogany duet stool, circa 1880, which has been newly upholstered in floral cream satin brocade, in excellent condition. The stuff-over seat has been newly upholstered in top quality luxurious cream colour floral pattern structured satin brocade upholstery, with matching braiding. If you do not like the colour/style of the upholstery, we can re-cover the seat in a fabric of your choice, for an additional £50. The seat itself is firm, which means that you won’t sink into the upholstery, but at the same time, it is very comfortable to sit on. The seat is flanked by ring turned handles on scribe moulded scroll shaped supports. Below, the stool boasts a moulded & scribe moulded box frame, with a central floral carving to the front and rear. The duet stool is raised on cabriole legs, which display acanthus leaf carvings to the knees and terminate on finely carved ball & claw feet. The legs are also united by shaped, scribe moulded & scrolled cross-stretchers, for added strength. The hinged seat lifts open to reveal two internal storage compartments; ideal for the storage of sheet music, if the item is used as a piano stool. The seat lid will remain open until you close the original solid brass-folding stay on the left-hand side. The compartment roof retains the original mahogany panels to the inside of the lid, as well as the original mahogany base.

This stool features a rich dark brown mahogany finish. It has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This Victorian piano duet stool would look superb in a variety of rooms from the bedroom to living room. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External Height = 57cm or 22⅜” or 1ft 10⅜”
External Width = 101cm or 39¾” or 3ft 3¾”
External Depth = 42cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½”
Seat Height = 51.5cm or 20¼” or 1ft 8¼”
Seat Width = 84.5cm or 33¼” or 2ft 9¼”
Seat Depth = 36.5cm or 14⅜” or 1ft 2⅜”

The price for this item is £875, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This antique Victorian duet stool is in excellent condition considering its age. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the mahogany frame, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The mahogany frame has been French polished by hand to a professional standard; therefore, the colour and patination is of an excellent standard. The seat has been newly and professionally upholstered in top quality floral pattern cream colour structured satin brocade upholstery, finished with matching braiding. The seat itself is firm, which means that you won’t sink into the upholstery, but at the same time, it is very comfortable to sit on. The upholstery is therefore new, clean and free from any wear, dirt or damage. The internal compartment is completely original with the original working brass stays. Importantly, there are no breaks to the legs or frame. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.

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