Bespoke and antique Ottoman stools

The Ottoman can be traced back to the Ottoman Empire of the 1700s where it originally featured as a central piece of residential seating comprising a low wooden platform topped with cushions.

Named after its place of origin, the Ottoman was eventually brought to Europe in the late 18th Century where it evolved over 200 years as a result of the reinterpretation of changing fashion by Europe’s craftsmen not least English furniture makers.

The English Ottoman™

Inspired by the craftsmanship and ethos of the English furniture makers of the Regency, Victorian and Edwardian periods Marcus has created The English Ottoman™

Each Ottoman is hand made by Marcus in his workshop in Chalford using traditional knowledge, technique and materials.

Key features

  • Horse hair stuffed and hand stitched edge rolls
  • Naturally fire retardant wool and cotton felts.
  • Natural jute and hessian produts.
  • Own brass spoke castors recreated by lost wax method from 18C originals.
  • French linen threads
  • Hand stitched finish
  • Hand finished Italian hide antiqued in-house
  • Hand pressed buttons
  • Indented tram line tape with burnished edge

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