Dating from the last quarter of the 19th century, an Arts & Crafts period stool of fine quality, crafted from solid mahogany of lovely colour with a warm patina. The shaped seat is centred by a decorative, concentric ring `bullseye` pattern and is raised on a sturdy cross-frame base. Underlining the quality of the piece, the cross-frame is united by a well turned double stretcher. The underside of the seat is impressed with the maker`s stamp, `R & J Whitehead, Makers, Birmingham`. An attractive furnishing piece, eminently practical as a stool, step or small, low table next to a chair or settee remaining in well used but excellent original condition. Circa 1870-90.