The slightly inward-curved legs seen on the current stools are a variation of the standard classic form with straight legs. Compare the present lot with two stools formerly in the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture in California which were sold at Christie's New York, 19 September 1996, lot 104, and illustrated in Wang, et al., Masterpieces from the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture, San Francisco and Chicago, 1995, p. 36, no. 17. See also, Sarah Handler's article, "The Ubiquitous Stool", JCCFS, Summer 1994, p. 15, figs. 19 and 19a.