Close stool


A late 17th century oak close stool; the rectangular moulded lid raised on a deep moulding and hinged to the rear; the base compartment with deep moulded and carved side rails; raised on short flattened ball-turned legs with moulded stretchers and turned feet; English, c.1680; upper and lower applied mouldings missing from base compartment.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1993-31/185

  • Date

    c. 1680

  • Material

    wood oak

  • Measurements

  • Length

    535 mm

  • Width

    460 mm

  • Height

    550 mm

  • Location

    Hall's Croft - Bedchamber 1

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust