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Object ID # 1956.032.002
Object Name Footstool
Title Gout Stool
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown maker
Place of Origin Grey County?
Description Black-painted, cylindrical foot rest, sometimes referred to as a "gout stool". About 5 inch in diameter at the rest part, which is supported by four legs. It is a hand-made, wooden item.
Makers mark None
Provenance Silas Edwards purchased this item at Norman Scott's sale at 514 13th St. "A" West, Owen Sound. It is unknown who made this item, or when, but it likely is a 19th-century piece. The hooked covering was added by Dorothy Landen in 1972.
Collection Medical/Dentistry, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood/Stain?/Paint?
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Edwards, Silas