Pair of Miniature Chippendale Mahogany and Birdseye Maple Footstools

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A pair of miniature Chippendale mahogany and birdseye maple footstools featuring a rectangular mahogany top with a rounded edge over a conforming birdseye maple frame.  The frame sides feature a beaded lower edge and reversing cyma curve ends.  The frame sides are joined to the splayed and scrolled ends that continue into the straight feet. New England, 1780 – 1815.  Mahogany and birdseye maple.

What makes them special? At just over 8 inches long and 3 inches high, these miniature footstools are certain to spark conversations – like whatever possessed an obviously highly skilled cabinetmaker to create, of all things, perfect little footstools?

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