Footstool or Dressing stool?

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Hedz, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Hedz

    Hedz Member

    What would the differences be between a footstool and dressing table stool. This was my grandmothers. Don’t know what the wood is or the style or period. Also don’t know what the original cushion was. This is granny’s needlework and by the look of it my mom attached it with a piece of plywood. I’m thinking to replace the cushion with a nice table top. Your thoughts. Cheers A140F727-1343-40BC-AC25-40445560EF8C.jpeg 15B3CFE4-35B4-44BA-AAF8-2243DD22E15B.jpeg 75002967-36BC-4CC1-9906-7B36F2DD8133.jpeg
  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    What is the height of the legs?
  3. Hedz

    Hedz Member

    14 3/8” / 36 cm. Thanks
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    It's needlepoint and quite a sweet design. These were often done from a kit with the central floral motif already worked. Like this one.


  5. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I think that 14 3/8 in is too short for a vanity stool. I vote for foot stool.

    Not to mention what use you could make of a 15in tall table?
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  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I don't do numbers but... From the proportions, I'd think so too. Vanity stools tend to be wider and narrower.

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  7. Hedz

    Hedz Member

    10-4 Debora. Thanks
    When it’s complete, I’ll post it!
  8. Cheri

    Cheri Member

    If you are replacing the cushion, maybe you can keep the needle work that your grandma did and mount it. Still looks in pretty good shape.
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  10. Hedz

    Hedz Member

    For sure, we will ensure to do something meaningful with it.
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  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    It would make a very attractive pillow backed by velvet.

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  12. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member


    Oh, THOSE legs...:D
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