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Factory Swivel Stool

A beautiful adjustable swivel stool in oak and cast iron, of European origin, circa 1930s…

£165

SKU: RC01080.
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A beautiful industrial swivel stool…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we believe it could date to the earlier part of the 20th century, circa 1930s. Superbly hand crafted in oak and fitted with a cast iron tripod frame and fittings, the stool is perfectly functional and oozes that desirable industrial look

In original and untouched condition, we believe the stool is of European origin, referring to the remnants of a sticker on the base. This may have simply been placed there by error, yet this certainly wouldn’t have looked out of place in a factory, maybe for a machinist in a European country. Today, it is of similar ilk to a piano chair or maybe an artists stool…

The seat is height adjustable with a simple push of the hand, yet once it gets to circa 50cm in height, it starts to lose its solidity (as expected with most stools of this type). When under that threshold, the stool is stable and perfectly ‘free stands’. The surface patina is pleasant on the eye, and maybe one would add a little clear bees’ wax to bring out the original oak seat. There’s no sign of wood worm or rotten wood, this is in superb condition give its age…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is natural wear and tear. The stool is good structurally, with some surface scuffs, abrasions and ships to the wooden areas. There is paint chipping and rusty areas to the tripod base and one may note the bottom of the legs look a little tatty with jagged edges. This is true, yet with these aesthetic defects, the stool still sits perfectly flat on the floor. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 35cm, Width : 38cm, Height : 50cm

Condition : Structurally good, some surface scars and abrasions, paint chipping, tatty in places, general used and weathered patina, rusty in areas

Postage : Standard Item £10 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

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Dimensions 35 x 38 x 50 cm