Antique French Louis XVI Style Beech Painted Upholstered Duet Window Stool Ottoman Seat (Circa 1930)


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Object Description

Here is a fine quality antique French Louis XVI style beech painted duet stool, circa 1930, which has been newly upholstered, and is now in excellent condition.

• Item: Stool
• Circa: 1930
• Style: Louis XVI
• Period: 3rd Republic
• Wood: Solid beech
• Provenance: France
• Frame painted in taupe colour
• Distressed finish
• Newly upholstered
• Taupe colour structured cotton upholstery
• Removable cushion
• Profuse foliate carvings
• Turned & carved arms
• Turned & carved supports
• Foliate carved frame
• Traditional cane underside
• Turned & carved legs
• Excellent colour & quality
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-days UK returns policy

Here is a fine quality antique French Louis XVI style beech painted duet stool, circa 1930, which has been newly upholstered, and is now in excellent condition. The stool features a taupe colour distressed paint finish. The signs of use and wear to the paint finish lend the item a shabby-chic distressed aesthetic. It has been newly upholstered in top quality taupe colour structured cotton material. The stool features a removable swab cushion, which creates a firm seat; this means that you won’t sink into the seat, but at the same time, it is very comfortable to sit on. The swab cushion incorporates a zip on the back; therefore, the cushion can be removed for cleaning. Beneath the cushion, the stool has been finished with two caned panels. The stool boasts profuse foliate carvings to the entire frame. The stool features turned arms raised on turned supports, attached to the seat frame. The seat frame boasts a spiral carved frieze. The stool stands on six fine turned & carved reeded tapering legs, topped with pretty floral carved cartouches.

This item 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.

Height = 65.3cm or 25¾” or 2ft 1¾”
Width = 118cm or 46” or 3ft 10”
Depth = 42cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½”
Seat Height (including cushion) = 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
Seat Height (excluding cushion) = 43.8cm or 17¼” or 1ft 5¼”
Seat Width = 100cm or 39⅜” or 3ft 3⅜”
Seat Depth = 40cm or 15¾” or 1ft 3¾”

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 stool is in excellent condition. The swab cushion has been newly upholstered in top quality taupe colour structured cotton material. The seat is firm, which means that you won’t sink into the seat, but at the same time, it is very comfortable to sit on. The base of the stool has been finished with traditional caning. The upholstery is therefore new, clean and free from any wear, dirt or damage. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the beech frame, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The stool has been painted with a distressed finished, therefore the paint show signs of use and wear, lending a shabby-chic aesthetic. Importantly, there are no breaks to the legs or arms. The cane work to the seat base is also complete and free from damage. This item is solid in joint, stands firm on the ground and is ready to use.

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Organsdale Farm
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