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Stools have held a generally modest place in furniture studies although they must surely be amongst the most diverse and useful of household objects. As with chair designs, some stools show clear regional features, while others are generic and have counterparts throughout Britain. Some have specialist functions, such as small pairs of stools which were used to stand on dressers in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire; others were used as cheese stands, where the non- aromatic quality of sycamore was important as a non-tainting wood.
Most of the robust low three and four legged stools with simple plank tops and hand shaped legs were used for a variety of domestic purposes. Universally, stools, with both round and rectangular tops were used by milkmaids. Other taller stools were intended to sit on at a table or work-bench.