These two pairs of stools (lots 16 and 17) were probably placed in separate rooms during the 18th Century and the upholstery has thus been treated differently. The present seats are covered in associated needlework. The top covering is late 17th Century floral and foliate petit point needlework, while the sides are covered with gros point needlework of circa 1630, depicting a vine-entwined ribbon, with yellow and green protruding flowers attached to the underside of the seat frame.
The cushions which lie underneath the needlework and on top of the seat-frames are stuffed with feathers sewn up with linen thread, and these are probably 19th Century. The underside of the seats retain their 18th Century webbing and the seat-frames still have 18th Century nails with the remains of an 18th Century red silk-damask, which may well have been the original seat covering.