Did you know that joint stools were also referred to as coffin stools? Due to their sturdy nature, these stools were used in the home to support the deceased’s coffin as friends and family gathered to pay their respect.
Of course, unless you were wealthy in the 17th century, there was not much else for the common folk to sit on except a stool, which is why they were quite plentiful. Certainly a very functional piece of furniture, the joint stool remained popular throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
With the Jacobean Revival of the 1880s, the joint stool also enjoyed a return to the limelight. Take this Jacobean Revival stool with its handsomely carved legs and apron. With its distinctive carving and drawer incorporated into the apron, it is not only unusual, but only at Mill House Antiques. More than an ordinary experience.