Foot stools have been used in association with a wide array of furniture, including chairs, couches, painting tables, beds and thrones. See Wan Yi, et. al., Daily Life in the Forbidden City, Hong Kong, 1985, p. 128, no. 175, for an in situ photograph of the Emperor's bedroom in the Hall of Mental Cultivation, where one can see a foot stool of considerable size used in conjunction with a platform-bed. Compare, also, the larger example sold in The Imperial Sale in our Hong Kong rooms, 27 May 2008, lot 1564.