Featured oliver twist dickens wood and pigskin ? old ? footstool

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  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hey folks, i asked at my local charity shop if thay had any poufs

    they said there was an old damaged footstool out the back

    i snapped it up, even with the damage

    what sort of age do you think its from

    cant find anything online like it

    any thoughts appreciated

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  2. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    Hi Charlie,
    This is very interesting. Not finding anything similar either. The only question I can maybe help a little, slide a mirror under damaged area. Look online at examples of pigskin. The “suade side” has large pore holes you might be able to distinguish.
     
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  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thanks inh

    tis a bit interesting, i thought so as well

    ill investigate that, thank you
     
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  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    So, am I correct that the black area is where the skin or leather is missing??? Sure looks like it has some age to it!! Nice conversation piece at the very least!!! And I think if it were USED as a foot stool, there would be a LOT more wear or damage to the pigskin......I wouldn't think the 'image' would seem so much intact....excepting of course for the black area.....
     
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  5. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hi aquitaine

    yeah, that dark is the horse hair underneath

    i really like it, gonna be a tricky repair though i would think
     
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  6. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    i had alook under inh, but the suede side isnt like the pics of pigskin with the marks, just normal suede, so probably isnt pigskin
     
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  7. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    My family would have called this a "milking stool," but we don't know diddly about furniture, so take that for what it's worth.
     
  8. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thanks jivvy

    i think you might be right actually, from looking at other stools online.

    would be about the right height
     
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  9. AuDragon

    AuDragon Well-Known Member

    For others like me who haven't had their Sunday morning coffee yet and missed the title, Mr "Bumble the Beadle" is one of the characters in Dickens Oliver Twist (or The Parish Boy's Progress) published in 1837-1839. He was responsible for running all the charity houses and orphanages in the parish where Oliver lived. It is mostly set in London and Bumble was played so brilliantly by Harry Secombe in the 1968 musical. That's him stepping out on the seat of the stool.
    Sorry I missed that heading Charlie, but could this image and association help with identifying the stool? One company has a modern Bumble Stool in their furniture catalogue, so I wonder if there is an association, a play on words or a pun intended for your stool? I couldn't find any other cross-references, but I am thinking milk stool, kitchen stool or work stool of some sort.
    But perhaps I'm just being too literal! Now where is that coffee??;)
     
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  10. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    I bet you can figure out an inexpensive way to repair, I’m looking for this scene however not finding it.
     
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  11. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    mmmmooooooorrrrrreeeee !!!

    i always say this when my nephew wants something more to eat

    he busts out laughing everytime !!
     
  12. AuDragon

    AuDragon Well-Known Member

    :joyful::joyful::joyful:
     
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  13. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    I would just slide a piece of leather or even polyester leather under the hole. You could darken it with shoe polish.
    greg
     
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  14. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    i like your thinking greg, cheers
     
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