Pear Tree Gallery

 from Lenten Carnival
by Peter Bruegel
1550
 
A three-legged turned or 'thrown' chair, which is just a stool with one leg extended to form a simple back. Very few of these chairs survive, but they are very common in art, suggesting that they were widely used. They could be produced very easily on a pole lathe, using green wood, so they would have been a cheap and easy form of seating.