With a curved seat on scrolled legs united by a turned roundel to each side.
This stool is comparable with a library stool from a large set of 26 designed by Chippendale for the Elder and supplied to Christ Church College, Oxford, in 1764. Christopher Gilbert writes in 'The Life and Works of Thomas Chippendale' that 'The union of a curvilinear X-underframe and dipped wooden seat does not feature in the Director or in hall furniture (the nearest domestic parallel) made by the firm. The interesting question arises as to whether Chippendale was repeating a popular 'Oxford' design type or whether he originated the form. There are three identical stools in Brasenose College library and comparable sets in the Divinity School, Bodleian Library and Old Radcliffe College Observatory.'
Examples of similar form can be found at the V&A (accession number W.5-1963) and the National Trust Collections at Petworth House (NT 485384.2). Examples are also illustrated in Ralph Edwards 'The Dictionary of English Furniture Vol. III, p. 182, fig. 57 (an example formerly at Coleshill House, Berkshire) and in Christopher Gilbert, The Life and Works of Thomas Chippendale, fig. 386 and pp. 164-5 (an example from Christ Church, Oxford).