Most Romantic Provenance
Image copyright, 1stdibs 2007.
This Pagoda Red piece should win an award for most romantic sounding provenance. It's described as a circa 1920 small stool from expatriate quarters of Tianjin, China. Apparently it was commissioned by a European expatriate, in an 18th-century European style. (The floral carving feels kind of French, while the ball-and-claw feet seem English.) The upholstery may be original, and some original paint remains too.