I am rather a big fan of the Arts and Crafts movement. One aspect I particularly like was the return to honest, traditional workmanship- often the pieces were sophisticated but others were to say the least a little rustic...one reviewer in 1899 referred to it as " the work of a savage". I am surmising that possibly he wasn't overly keen then perhaps?!
This stool is a family piece. I remember it in my Nana's house as a child and now my parents own it. My Dad doesn't know a great deal about it except that it was made by a family member and it's cedar. The family story is that the wood originally came from a WWI plane's propeller. I can't authenticate it but it makes a good tale. I just love its simplicity.