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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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A Carved Mahogany Tri-Legged Piano Stool

February 25, 2018, 10:30 AM AEDT
Alexandria, Australia

AUD60 (3 bids)

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A Teak Outdoor Bench Seat

February 25, 2018, 10:30 AM AEDT
Alexandria, Australia

AUD30 (1 bid)

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Leather Ottoman,

February 25, 2018, 11:30 AM AEDT
Harrington Park, Australia

AUD10 (starting bid)

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Small Wooden Stool,

February 25, 2018, 11:30 AM AEDT
Harrington Park, Australia

AUD10 (starting bid)

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Coalbrookdale Cast Iron Garden Bench,

February 25, 2018, 11:30 AM AEDT
Harrington Park, Australia

AUD160 (starting bid)

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Coalbrookdale Garden Bench,

February 25, 2018, 11:30 AM AEDT
Harrington Park, Australia

AUD160 (starting bid)

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Good Cast Iron Garden Bench,

February 25, 2018, 11:30 AM AEDT
Harrington Park, Australia

AUD160 (starting bid)

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Four Turned Kitchen Stools with round seats above turned legs and X-form stretchers.

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM GMT
Doncaster, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A Georgian Country Pine Bench with open back and chamfer edged plank seat.

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM GMT
Doncaster, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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2Pc. Woven Cane & Metal Barstools

February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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4pc. Faux Leather Swivel Bar Stools

February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$25 (5 bids)

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Upholstered Bench

February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$20 (3 bids)

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Rustic Scroll Iron Bench

February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$140 (11 bids)

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20th C. Elegant Carved Wood Claw Foot Bench

February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$30 (5 bids)

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Cast Concrete Bench

February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$65 (4 bids)

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Rachlin Fringe Upholstered Ottoman

February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$35 (5 bids)

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February 25, 2018, 9:45 AM EST
Williston, VT, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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February 25, 2018, 9:45 AM EST
Williston, VT, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Old West African Village Stool and Janus Head

February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Antique 19th C Piano Stool & Oval End Table

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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MIDCENTURY. 3 Swivel Stools Together with a

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Pair of Faux Skin X Form Benches.

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Vintage Black Hitchcock Bench

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Two Wicker & Wood Bar Stools

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Set Of Five Contemporary Wood Bar Stools

February 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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PAIR CUSTOM MADE FAUX ANTLER MOTIF AND ANIMAL HIDE BAR STOOLS

February 25, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Clarkston, MI, USA

$650 (starting bid)

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THREE UNUSUAL CUSTOM MADE TEAK AND LEATHER BAR STOOLS

February 25, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Clarkston, MI, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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PAIR RALPH LAUREN MITCHELL PLACE STORAGE OTTOMANS

February 25, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
St. Petersburg, FL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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