A cartoon of a young girl sitting on a stool, while a man takes her photograph.

A Young Girl and a Photographer

A cartoon of a young girl sitting on a stool, while a man takes her photograph.

In the Roman Republic, and later the Empire, the curule seat was the chair upon which senior magistrates were entitled to sit, including dictators, masters of the horse, consuls, praetors, censors, and the curule aediles. he curule chair was traditionally made of or veneered with ivory, with curved legs forming a wide X; it had no back, and low arms. The chair could be folded, and thus an easily transportable seat, originally for magisterial and promagisterial commanders in the field, developed a hieratic significance, expressed in fictive curule seats on funerary monuments, a symbol of power which was never entirely lost in post-Roman European tradition. Sixth-century consular ivory diptychs of Orestes and of Constantinus each depict the consul seated on an elaborate curule seat with crossed animal legs.

Curule Chair

In the Roman Republic, and later the Empire, the curule seat was the chair upon which senior magistrates…

This curule chair is ornamented in a Grecian style with hoof legs, and animal heads on each top end of its back. It is a stool with a curved back.

Curule Chair

This curule chair is ornamented in a Grecian style with hoof legs, and animal heads on each top end…

A chair is a raised surface used to sit on, commonly for use by one person. Chairs often have the seat raised above floor level, supported by four legs. A chair with arms is an armchair and with folding action and inclining footrest, is a recliner. The design may be made of porous materials, or be drilled with holes for decoration; a low back or gaps can provide ventilation. The back may extend above the height of the occupant's head, which can optionally contain a headrest.

Reclining Chair

A chair is a raised surface used to sit on, commonly for use by one person. Chairs often have the seat…

This chair is composed of a raised surface used to sit on, commonly for use by one person. These chairs often have the seat raised above floor level, supported by four legs. This chair features a fan design that autonomously spins as you rock back and forth.

Automatic Fan Attachment for Chairs

This chair is composed of a raised surface used to sit on, commonly for use by one person. These chairs…

This is a plumbing fixture, with disposing system, intended for the disposal of bodily wastes.

Bathing Device

This is a plumbing fixture, with disposing system, intended for the disposal of bodily wastes.

"An apparatus at one time in use in Britain for the punishment of wives. The ducking-stool grew out of the cucking-stool, which was not, as many have supposed, a mere difference of name for the same thing. The cucking-stool of itself did not admit of the ducking of its occupants. It was a simple chair in which the offender was placed, usually before her or his (for the cucking-stool was not so specially for women as the ducking-stool) own door, to be pelted and insulted by the mob." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Ducking-Stool

"An apparatus at one time in use in Britain for the punishment of wives. The ducking-stool grew out…

"1. Tumbrel preserved at Leominster; 2. Ducking-chair in the museum at Scarborough." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Ducking-Stool

"1. Tumbrel preserved at Leominster; 2. Ducking-chair in the museum at Scarborough." — Chambers'…

Man sitting on stool.

Man on Stool

Man sitting on stool.

An ottoman made out of reed.

Ottoman

An ottoman made out of reed.

The Assyrian stool.

Assyrian Stool

The Assyrian stool.

The Chinese Garden Seat Stool introduced from China. This stool was made of burned and glazed clay.

Chinese Garden Seat Stool

The Chinese Garden Seat Stool introduced from China. This stool was made of burned and glazed clay.

"A Ducking Stool is a chair in which scolding and vixenish wives were formerly securely fastened, to receive the punishment of being ducked in the water."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Ducking Stool

"A Ducking Stool is a chair in which scolding and vixenish wives were formerly securely fastened, to…

The Egyptian stool may be regarded as the prototype of the modern Cobbler's-stool.

Egyptian Stool

The Egyptian stool may be regarded as the prototype of the modern Cobbler's-stool.

An Egyptian stool from the BRitish Museum.

Egyptian Stool

An Egyptian stool from the BRitish Museum.

The Etruscan stool.

Etruscan Stool

The Etruscan stool.

A simple seat without a back or arms

Folding Stool

A simple seat without a back or arms

The Greek Stool had a vase painting on the stool.

Greek Stool

The Greek Stool had a vase painting on the stool.

Modern stool.

Modern Stool

Modern stool.

The Modern Stool is round or polygonal and classed with the Taboret. It is also upholstered and draped.

Modern Stool

The Modern Stool is round or polygonal and classed with the Taboret. It is also upholstered and draped.

Modern stool.

Modern Stool

Modern stool.

Modern stool.

Modern Stool

Modern stool.

The Music Stool is primarily used in an office or for music performers. The stool can spin around and adjust to different heights by means of a screw.

Modern Music Stool

The Music Stool is primarily used in an office or for music performers. The stool can spin around and…

The Modern Revolving stool is primarily used in an office or for music performers. The stool can spin around and adjust to different heights by means of a screw.

Modern Revolving Stool

The Modern Revolving stool is primarily used in an office or for music performers. The stool can spin…

The Roman Bisellium Stool also called the Roman double stool, was made of bronze but did not have a seat covering. Its origin was Pompeii.

Roman Bisellium Stool

The Roman Bisellium Stool also called the Roman double stool, was made of bronze but did not have a…

"Many cells, but without differentiation into stem and leaf; growing horizontally in spreading shoots or fronds, as the algae, or sea-weeds; fungi, or toad-stools; and the lichens.

Toad-stool

"Many cells, but without differentiation into stem and leaf; growing horizontally in spreading shoots…

This is an illustration by artist Charles Robinson. It is found in novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book "A Child's Garden of Verse". The drawing depicts a girl walking on a farm carrying a stool with a cow in the background.

A Child's Garden of Verse

This is an illustration by artist Charles Robinson. It is found in novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's…

A stool used to stack hay on so that it becomes ready faster then when it is stacked on the ground.

Young's Stack-Stool

A stool used to stack hay on so that it becomes ready faster then when it is stacked on the ground.