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Music stool

about 1830

Object Place: possibly Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 80.6 x 40.6 x 36.2 cm (31 3/4 x 16 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, pine, chestnut, brass

Not On View




Seating and beds

The small music stool has a Y-shaped base with three bun feet supporting a columnar pedestal capped with a simple brass band. The circular swivel seat is upholstered in black horsehair, secured part way over the seat rail with brass tacks. The stiles scroll backward, and the splat consists of a carved lyre with brass rods representing strings, secured between the turned crest rail and a lower rail.. The seat swivels and can be raised or lowered by revolving the seat on a large threaded screw inserted into the central column.


By descent in the family of the donors, Aimee and Rosamond Lamb (Accession Date October 9, 1968)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb