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Re: [SCA-JML] Stool

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  • Solveig Throndardottir
    Noble Cousin! Greetings from Solveig! May of the images you are referencing are from commercial furniture sites where the advertising copy can be at times
    Message 1 of 8 , Apr 18, 2010
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      Noble Cousin!

      Greetings from Solveig! May of the images you are referencing are
      from commercial furniture sites where the advertising copy can be at
      times rather imaginative. Shinto is an indigenous Japanese religion
      having nothing in particular to do with China and even less with
      "Chinese" bar stools. The illustration of Saigo does deserve a bit of
      attention.
      > I don't know the date of this image but it shows one samurai
      > sitting on the folding stool you mentioned and another sitting on
      > what almost looks like a table: http://upload.wikimedia.org/
      > wikipedia/commons/5/5c/SaigoWithOfficers.jpg
      As already pointed out, the illustration dates from the 19th century.
      You will note that there are two seated figures. One of these is
      wearing a western style military uniform and appears to be sitting on
      a chair. The figure on the right appears to be sitting on a four
      legged folding x-structure Japanese camp stool. Neither of the two
      stool forms you originally posted makes any particular attempt at
      replicating the camp stool shown in this illustration. Incidentally,
      there are lots of illustrations of pre-modern Japanese camp stools
      out there if you are interested in replicating one of them.

      Your Humble Servant
      Solveig Throndardottir
      Amateur Scholar
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