Rare Antique Victorian Needlepoint Foot Stool & Cuspidor or Spittoon, c1860

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller deewainhouse (6.953) 100%, Location: Washaway, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 202737185812 Here on offer is a rare antique Victorian needlepoint foot stool & cuspidor or spittoon, dating to c1860. The golden age of cuspidors was between 1840 and 1918, although they were in use in Asia for centuries. It was the deadly 1918 flu epidemic that bought about their demise. They were made in many different forms in many different materials This example dates to around 1860 and would have been made for the home of a wealthy woman who would have been ill with something like consumption. This is a rare example of a spittoon or cuspidor hidden inside a foot stool. The foot stool has a chamfered rectangular shape that sits on four cream ceramic bun feet. The sides have a pretty inlaid border towards the bottom. The hinged lid is upholstered with a spring floral bouquet in needlepoint. There is a small area of damage on one corner. The footstool has a hole in the base to push the spittoon out of the casing. The underside of the lid is fitted with a turned finial to hold the spittoon securely in position. Once opened, the stool retains the original brown glazed cuspidor. The ceramic and the iridescent brown glaze are in excellent condition. The cuspidor is being offered in good antique condition, it measures about 30cm by 25cm by 21cm. A very rare opportunity to own such a collectable piece. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition which complement this description. Thanks for looking and Happy Bidding! Please ask if you would like me to look at cheaper delivery services. I am always happy to combine postage, all I ask if you let me know if you are bidding on more than one item within a few days of each other. I will pack and weigh the items together and get the best possible price that I can, sometimes weight or value might dictate that I send multiple parcels to get a better value for you Style: Victorian, Material: mixed, Original/Reproduction: Original, Product Type: Ottomans/ Footstools

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