The footstool was made by and has the maker’s mark for the Disabled Sailors and Soldiers Workshops, Bournemouth.
The footstool was made by and has the maker’s mark for the Disabled Sailors and Soldiers Workshops, Bournemouth, England. This was a British company that began employing disabled veterans from WWI combat wounds to make furniture starting in 1922, to held with their financial support.
This footstool is believed to be from the 1922-1947 timeframe.
The cloth material of the footstool has some light wear and fading throughout. The corners of the wooden frame are worn, along with the legs equally. On the bottom of the footstool there is a small plaque mounted with the maker’s name.
Measures approx. 12 3/4″ x 10 1/4″ x 4″
A sad but most compelling souvenir from the horrors experienced in the “Great War.”