An English stool or ottoman with muslin covered seat from the 1860s. This elegant English ottoman or stool features a wood square structure over four cabriole legs with pad feet and shaped apron. The muslin upholstery is new. In England, the period from 1830 to 1895 is characterized in the furniture by very eclectic reissues of styles from the past. These revivals of past styles, which characterize the Victorian period, could be neo-classical, neo-Gothic or neo-Renaissance, but this English stool also shows the influence of Rococo style found in 19th century furniture, by the fairly marked curves of the cabriole legs and in the shaped apron. Set in a living room or in a dressing room, this English stool or ottoman, circa 1860, could bring elegance and a 19th century style to any home.