Footstool of reddish wood (cedar?), ebony & ivory. Framework of red wood throughout.
Border of inlaid slips of ebony and ivory, circ. .2 wide, 2 of each, ebony being outside,
corners being mitred. At ends inlaid into end slats of frame: at sides inlaid into first ebony
Centres of panels consisted of 11 narrow slips of ebony & red wood, six of ebony & 5 of red
wood. Average width of these slips .9.
Top fastened to sides by wooden pegs: 4 on each side. At top of side boards on each side, at
corner, slips were let in, angled on one side (see diagram) straight on other. Purpose ?
Treatment. Washed with water, then with strong ammonia to remove persistent white stains &
then with water again. Refastened loose inlay with celluloid cement.
Resting on the stool there were a number of objects -