Rare all original late 16th or early 17th century Italian walnut stool. The sides showing signature Baroque profiles joined by a turned stretcher. The thick hexagonal top with molded edge and centre cut opening for easy lifting. A handsome form, taller than a typical at 23 inches high, would also make a wonderful distinctive pedestal. Rich glowing patina that only comes from true age.
Remarkably good condition, original hand wrought T-head nails. There is an old repair the foot of one side, it was broken and expertly restored.