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Tabouret Stool, France, c.1825
Louis XV style with Scalamandré silk upholstery over a hand carved frieze rail supported by four carved cabriole legs with a glazed finish.
The term Tabouret refers to a short stool without a back or arms, and probably got the name from its resemblance to a drum (Old French tabur).
Sitting in the presence of the French royal family was a much coveted honor, and the tabouret was the way to do it. The court tabouret was an elaborate, upholstered stool with curved wooden legs and tassels, carried by a liveried and wigged servant. Why not privilege your family?
Note: in one of the pictures you can see a seam in the fabric. This very expensive Scalamandré pattern was only woven in 24” widths.