A large American walnut foot stool from the Renaissance Revival period, C. 1865. Diameter 16-1/2 in., height about 8 in. Some say these large round stools from the mid-19th C.are "petticoat stools" and were used in the boudoir to elevate a lady in the process of making everything even. But maybe not. In any event this is a fine large round footstool raised on 4 nicely turned feet.