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Original Elizabeth II Coronation Stool, 1953

  • Original Elizabeth II Coronation Stool, 1953
  • Original Elizabeth II Coronation Stool, 1953
  • Original Elizabeth II Coronation Stool, 1953

An Elizabeth II Coronation Stool, 1953

the Royal Blue velvet upholstered seat faded to a Duck Egg Blue, with the original gold braid, over silvered oak legs, stamped CORONATION with the Royal Cipher of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Height: 48cm

Width: 32cm

Depth: 33cm 

Stock Reference: LH 1689

You can read my article for Barneby’s on British Coronation Furniture here



Good to Very Good. The velvet has faded to an attractive duck egg blue colour. Slight rubbing, a bit of minor wear here and there, and a few small marks, but generally clean and in an above average condition.

A Note From Luke

An original coronation stool from H M the Queen’s coronation at Westminster Abbey on the 2nd June, 1953. The stools were especially made for the coronation by firms in the High Wycombe area, Buckinghamshire. Stools were used by the peer’s consorts and their pages, and then offered for sale once the Coronation had finished.

The style is very similar to the stools made for King George VI’s coronation in 1937 (except with a Royal Blue velvet, rather than a Blue-Green) and was heavily influenced by the taste of Queen Mary, who made a conscious decision to copy farthingale chairs of the Elizabeth period, in deliberate contrast to the designs Edward Barnsley had come up with for the intended coronation of Edward VIII- which, of course, never took place.

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