All of our miniature stools are unique and have had their own practical journey through life. We are told that most will have been used by children to sit on in Chinese schools. Finish wise, the lighter or bleached look stool has spent most of its useful life outdoors with exposure to the sun. On the other hand, our darker brown stools are indicative of stools that have spent most of their useful life indoors with less sun and more moisture in the atmosphere.
The rustic wear on the stools extends to indentations, scratches, repairs, historically treated woodworm holes/tracks, paint splashes and areas of scorching. We feel this adds character to our stools but in case you specifically do not want any of these features please add a note in the order note section on the cart page and we will endeavour to send you your preferred style.