A Country Farmhouse
Mortised Slab Seat
Old Black Paint - Scalloped
From Lancaster County,
A Primitive 19th Century Foot Stool straight from a local
If you love old primitives, like we do, then you'll love
this early foot stool ... found locally here in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Still retaining much of the old black paint, this has a thick slab seat with
wonderful natural wear visable ... so very worn ... you can see and feel
the wear when you run your hands over the surface. Probably used as a milking
stool for many years to have so much wonderful wear to the slab seat.
Both sides have a deep scalloped shape to the apron. The
carved splayed legs were mortised through the top of the slab seat and are
still good and tight and strong.
It's seen much use. It came from a local farm where it's
been used for at least a hundred years and more, made at least circa 1880
or much earlier. The old black paint still covers much of the footstool but
here and there you can see traces of an earlier bittersweet or red paint
Size: 13-3/4" long - 6-1/4" wide - 7"
Structurally sound ... no wobble ... no loosness ... still
A Charming Country Farmhouse Primitive