Late Victorian Mahogany & Buttoned Leather Gout Stool or Foot Stool
A Late Victorian mahogany and buttoned leather gout stool or foot stool.
The three sectioned mahogany base is manoeuvred up and down by means two adjustable ratchet mechanisms. By altering this mechanism, both the height and the angle of the upholstered top can be manipulated to allow for ease of use and comfort.
Gout was a common affliction throughout the wealthy classes in the nineteenth century, common enough for James Gillray in 1799 to provide a caricature of its effects. Happily not so frequent today this stool is still a good looking and ultimately useful piece of furniture.
Re-leathered and buttoned in high grade ox-blood leather.