This is a fine example of a joint stool in the 16thc manner of good patina (colour).
Although this piece was purchased as 16thc/17thc I feel after studying it that it is a later construction from the latter part of 19thc.
The design is typical of 16thc furniture with it's bulbous & carved style.
The two plank top has a good patina and is surrounded by a moulded edge.
The frame is studded with a design of large wooden nail heads between mouldings, supported by brackets.
The legs are in the Renaissance style with sophisticated carving leading down to moulded bottom rails.
This is a good example of an oak joint stool in the 16thc style.
This is a fine design and there is a very similar example in 'A History of English Furniture' (The age of Oak) by Percy Macquoid.
If this stool was original it would be a very rare model and therefore would reach a high premium in the thousands of punds.
This piece is of stable construction and can go straight into a property.