Antique Piano Stools

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Antique Piano Stools are original stools designed to be sat on whilst playing the piano.

Brief history and description

Antique piano stools were incredibly popular during the Victorian period (circa 1837 to 1901), and are usually made of different types of wood such as beech, oak, mahogany or walnut.

A variety of different styles of piano stools were developed during this period, and can range from a four-claw foot piano stool, a swivel piano stool, a duet piano stool, and a double-seated piano stool, just to name a few. Antique piano stools typically have very thin legs as well as a simple cushion design.

Guide for collectors

Antique piano stools that were manufactured during the Victorian period (circa 1837 to 1901) are considered to be both rare and valuable among collectors. Double-seated piano stools as well as mid-century, Eames and Scandinavian-designed piano stools are considered to be rare as well.

Restoration of an antique piano is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. (However, restoring an antique piano stool may decrease its value).

For more information regarding antique piano stools, visit The Old Attic.

Value

Double-seat piano stools

Double-seat piano stools are worth around $375.

Claw-foot piano stools

Wooden four-claw foot piano stools are worth between $125 and $150.

Victorian piano stools

Grand View Antiques & Auction in Roanoke, Alabama sold a Victorian Aesthetic-movement piano stool for $500 in March of 2007.

Victorian mahogany swivel piano stools that were manufactured by the Merklen Brothers are usually worth around $550.

Rococo Victorian piano stools with rosewood backs, on the other hand, are usually worth around $850.

Victorian shell-shaped piano stools that are made of contentinel wood are worth between $550 and $650.

Renaissance/Victorian piano stools that are made out of solid rosewood are usually worth around $700.

American Renaissance stools

Grand View Antiques & Auction in Roanoke, Alabama sold an American Renaissance Revival rosewood piano stool for $850 in March of 2007.

(Values based on auction results from Liveauctioneers.com)

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