Vintage Elm Stool I

  • This petite, vintage stool is a utilitarian wood worker’s stool from 20th century rural Northern China. Most likely used as a flexible seat in a family’s home or garden, it has been constructed using solid and sturdy elm wood.

    The classical shape of this stool is especially impressive, as it features early and rustic mortise and tenon construction. Woodworkers around the world have been using this technique for thousands of years to join two pieces of wood by way of two simple components: A square-shaped projecting rail, or tenon, that fits into a hole (the mortise) in the same shape. When executed well, the mortise and tenon fit together seamlessly.

    This small bench style stool displays a beautiful, distressed patina and wear that is consistent with its age and use. Its small size means it can go anywhere! The natural wood texture would look worn and thoughtful on a white shelf, or use it as an accent piece to hold towels, a potted plant, a glass of wine, or a candle.

  • The stool is approximately 13"L x 6"W x 7"H. Made of elm wood.

    Each Vintage Elm Workers Stool has been individually crafted by hand and no two are exactly alike. Due to the age of each piece, there may be small marks, scratches and some variation in color that are consistent with the stool's age and original use. These markings add to the item’s patina, and tell a story of its unique history and significance. Please Contact Us if you have any specific needs or questions.

  • Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Dry completely. Avoid harsh cleaners or chemicals. Please handle with care.

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