More Chinese stools

Following on yesterday’s post, one of the reasons I became increasingly interested in stools, not just Chinese peasant stools, is that you can see an evolution in form.

These stools are also considered peasant style stools from Norther China, but the entire feel is different. Taller, delicate, sweeping lines. Dare I say modern? I never studied design so I don’t actually know what that means. In these stools I can see everything from the common bar stool to Tage Frid’s three-legged stool (good post on that here.)



The seat shapes also stand out. None are carved/saddled, and they range from half circle to a bat shape to what was listed somewhere as the “Beijing” shape. I am pretty sure that is made up antique dealer speak, like “garden” apartments in New York.

The seats:





Bonus stools! Not Chinese!

In the rabbit hole I stumbled upon these. Stick with me here, the website where I found these describes them as “tripod stools made by the rudari (sic) on northern oltenia, romania (sic)” (at I could not find any other examples internet wide, but that may be because my Rudari is rusty. anyway…

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2 thoughts on “More Chinese stools

  1. gman3555 February 11, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    Dang it!!…these are nice too. That last stool looks a lot like a “birthing stool”. Don’t ask how I know and google search at your own risk. 😉



    • TIWilson February 12, 2015 / 8:30 am

      Totally clear mental image once you said that. I’ll skip the google images.


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