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Benches & Stools

Benches and stools are some of the first seats created by humans before modern chairs and sofas were designed. Footstools were used by kings or other high-profile dignitaries in ancient Greece and the Byzantine Empire. These were made of bronze or iron and could be folded for easy portability. Although early stools could be decorative, the early history of stools and benches is purely utilitarian. Each bench or stool had a function, the simplest being to rest while eating.

The prayer kneeling bench, or prie dieu, has been used since the 17th century for kneeling while placing sacred texts or religious objects on its shelf. In the 17th century, the gout stool became popular among the wealthy for elevating the feet when one suffered from the unfortunate medical condition. Stools were... Read more

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CARVED NUBIAN FIGURE STEMMED STOOL

June 28, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€700 (starting bid)

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ITALIAN NINETEENTH-CENTURY CARVED SILVER GILT AND UPHOLSTERED STOOL

June 28, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€700 (starting bid)

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EDWARDIAN PERIOD MAHOGANY AND HIDE UPHOLSTERED STOOL

June 28, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€440 (starting bid)

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GEORGE III PERIOD MAHOGANY AND UPHOLSTERED STOOL

June 28, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€500 (starting bid)

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NINETEENTH-CENTURY PROFUSELY CARVED OAK MONKS BENCH

June 28, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€1,300 (starting bid)

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DUBLIN EDWARDIAN PERIOD MAHOGANY STOOL

June 28, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€1,300 (starting bid)

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REGENCY PERIOD MAHOGANY METAMORPHICLIBRARY STEPS/WINDOW SEAT

June 28, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€1,800 (starting bid)

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Southwood Queen Anne-Style Mahogany Stool

June 28, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Primitive Long Pine Bench

June 28, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Designer Fireside Bench

June 28, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Victorian Style Cast Aluminum Garden Bench

June 28, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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An American Pine and Metal Carriage Bench, Early 20th Century.

June 28, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Cleveland , OH, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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An American Pine Mammy Rocking Bench, 19th Century.

June 28, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Cleveland , OH, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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An American Pin Windsor Bench, 20th Century.

June 28, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Cleveland , OH, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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An American Primitive Pine Bench, 19th Century.

June 28, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Cleveland , OH, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Baroque Style Mahogany Window Seat

June 28, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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La Bohem by Kartell with Starck Lucite Stool

June 28, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Jacobean Style Oak Stool

June 28, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$30 (1 bid)

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Michigan Chair Co Needlepoint Bench

June 28, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Oversized Square Upholstered Ottoman

June 28, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Antique Victorian Floral Needlepoint Foot Stool w/ Wheels

June 28, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
East Rochester, NY, USA

$60 (4 bids)

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Antique Primitive c.1800 Pine Stool

June 28, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
East Rochester, NY, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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Antique Needlepoint Stool by Vander Lee Brothers

June 28, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
East Rochester, NY, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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TWO 1950s FRENCH LAMINATE CHAIRS AND FOUR STOOLS

June 29, 2017, 2:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD234 (starting bid)

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A PAIR OF 1950s FRENCH LAMINATE CHAIRS AND FOUR STOOLS

June 29, 2017, 2:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD234 (starting bid)

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A 19th CENTURY CAST IRON WHITE PAINTED WOODEN BENCH

June 29, 2017, 2:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD270 (starting bid)

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CLASSICAL CIRCULAR BUTTONED OTTOMAN WITH TWO THROW CUSHIONS

June 29, 2017, 2:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD450 (starting bid)

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Een laag eikenhouten bankje met snijwerk.

June 29, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€50 (starting bid)

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Een zitbank, LABEL, model High Noon, rood leder.

June 29, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Een notenhouten bankje.

June 29, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€80 (starting bid)

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Een hardhouten bankje.

June 29, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Een mahoniehouten vlinderbankje.

June 29, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Een houten Oostenrijkse bank.

June 29, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Een bankje met snijwerk en gebloemde bekleding.

June 29, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Een linnenpers met daarbij een krukje.

June 29, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€70 (starting bid)

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Rustic stool

June 29, 2017, 1:00 PM WET
Porto, Portugal

€600 (starting bid)

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Salesman Sample Size Saddler's Bench

June 29, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Folk Art Bench, Shelf & Lodge Staff

June 29, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Springfield, OH, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Three Chrome Cantilever Stools

June 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Three Maison Drucker Rattan Stools

June 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Three Bentwood Stools - After Thonet

June 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Spottrup Denmark Teak Footstool - Signed

June 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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American of Martinsville Bench

June 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chrome and Leather Bench

June 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Faux Bamboo Hall Bench with Cushion

June 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Brushed Steel and Tufted Bench

June 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Pair Arthur Umanoff Stools

June 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Three Umanoff Swivel Bar Stools

June 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Tufted Leather and Chrome Bench

June 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Three Stacking Stool and Hamper

June 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Pair Gilt Iron Rolled Arm Benches

June 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Swedish Slatted Bench

June 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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EMSA HOCKER Tabouret design vers 1970

June 29, 2017, 7:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€80 (starting bid)

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Viennese Enamel Miniature Cabinet & Stool

June 29, 2017, 1:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$650 (starting bid)

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Contemporary Gold-Painted Tassel Upholstered Bench

June 29, 2017, 1:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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South African MCM Metal & Leather Stool

June 29, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Alvar Aalto for Artek, stools, four (4)

June 29, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Alvar Aalto for Artek, stools, four (4).

June 29, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Alvar Aalto for Artek, stools, four (4).

June 29, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Alvar Aalto for Artek, stools, four (4).

June 29, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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