The stool has Ionic-voluted 'truss' feet relating to a Louis Quatorze pattern for a chair and en suite stool issued by Daniel Marot (d. 1752), 'architect' to William III in his Second Livre d'Appartments, c. 1700.
A related walnut stool, with this Ionic truss, formed part of the furnishings of Hampton Court Palace (P. Macquoid, The History of English Furniture: The Age of Walnut, London, 1905, p. 70, fig. 65). The everted volute also features on an easy chair formerly at Chastleton House, Oxfordshire, which has been discussed with the work of the court chair-maker Thomas Roberts (Adam Bowett, 'The English 'horsebone' chair 1685-1710', Burlington Magazine, May, 1999, p. 269, fig. 12).
The stool is reputed to have come from Boynton Hall, Yorkshire, whose contents were sold by The Rev'd J. E. Strickland, Henry Spencer & Sons house sale, 21-23 November 1950. It is therefore possible that the stool formed part of a suite commissioned by Sir William Strickland 3rd Bt. of Boynton (d. 1724), who was elected M.P. for Malton in 1688.