Pair of Backstools


Pair of backstools, each with an arched cresting carved with two S-scrolls centred on a tulip head; above three moulded slats on plain bottom rail; the uprights ending in scrolled finials; the single-plank seat above shallow seat rails; raised on baluster-turned legs and plain stretchers; English, c.1700; the seats cracked near the front edge and now screwed.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1993-31/956

  • Date

    c. 1700

  • Material

    wood oak

  • Measurements

  • Width

    0.51 metres

  • Height

    1.02 metres

  • Location

    Anne Hathaway's Cottage - Bedchamber 3 and 4 landing

  • Credit line

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