19th Century Dunce Stool | Skelton Culver

Skelton Culver

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2308 Bissonnet St, Houston
Texas 77005, United States

19th Century Dunce Stool

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19th century dunce stool, or fool’s stool, used for correcting, or punishing, children in school or at home. Word “FOOL” is written upon seat in old nail heads. Remnants of early red and green paint. One replaced stretcher (old replacement, not recent). Purchased in New England.

  • Period: 19th century
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Condition details: Wear consistent with age and use. Remnants of early brown, green and red paint. One replaced stretcher (early replacement). Losses to finish.
  • Materials: Elm, iron, paint and ash wood
  • Ref number: M0053
  • Dimensions: H 23 in x W 18.5 in x D 16.25 in (seat is DM 14 in)