Date1837 – 1848
Round Quaker footstool used by children during Quaker meetings. Wooden base, carpet covering, sawdust filling. Carpet covering is light and dark brown, red, pink and white. Fabric on top of stool appears to be newer (presumably from shoe wear). Top fabric is light and dark brown. Two ears are added probably for ease in picking up the stool. Similar footstool in NHS photo 2001.3. See accession folder for more information. Written in pen on bottom of stool 'Paulina Kenyon Foster, Hopkinton R.I.'
Credit LineGift of John Foster
Related People & OrganizationsFoster, Paulina Kenyon (associated)