Chinese Garden Stools

Buy the best chinese garden stools selected and recommended by interior designers. By Emily Hilton.

The Chinese figured out how to garden beautifully with very simple tools. They didn't need four different types of Pitchfork or three different types of rake; they used what was available. And it is this spirit of ingenuity that has inspired us to offer this collection of Chinese garden tools. They are designed to last forever and are remarkably efficient when used properly. See collection for details.

Chinese Porcelain Indoor-Outdoor Garden Stool

Chinese Porcelain Indoor-Outdoor Garden Stool

$108.99 $204

Chinese Porcelain Indoor-Outdoor Garden Stool

World Menagerie

$108.99 $204

Description

Perfect For: Adding an elegant touch to indoor and outdoor spaces

What We Like: The classic blue and white floral pattern

This indoor-outdoor garden stool is adorned with a beautiful blue and white floral pattern inspired by Chinese export porcelain. The glazed ceramic stool features a pierced lucky coin motif on both its base and top, making it a versatile accessory that complements various decorating styles. Use it as a plant stand, side table or as additional seating, bringing a touch of artful charm to any space.

Designer Advice

Place it alongside a cozy seating area outdoors or next to a reading nook indoors. Accentuate the elegant design with complementary blue and white cushions or tableware.

Classic Ceramic Garden Stool with Coin Motif

Classic Ceramic Garden Stool with Coin Motif

$112.99 $139.04

Classic Ceramic Garden Stool with Coin Motif

Longshore Tides

$112.99 $139.04

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing your indoor or outdoor decor with a touch of zen serenity

What We Like: Beautiful linked coin motif design

This classic Bartlesville garden stool is perfect for infusing a sense of zen serenity into your indoor or outdoor spaces. Made of lustrous ceramic, the stool features a charming ancient Chinese linked coin motif, believed to bring good luck. With a bottom opening of 6.5", this enchanting accent piece not only offers a stylish seat or side table, but also becomes an eye-catching conversation starter in any setting.

Designer Advice

For an authentic and harmonious environment, surround this stool with green plants, earthy tones, and natural materials, such as wood or stone.

Aqua Porcelain Garden Stool

Aqua Porcelain Garden Stool

$198 $297.7

Aqua Porcelain Garden Stool

Dakota Fields

$198 $297.7

Description

Perfect For: Adding a decorative touch indoors or outdoors

What We Like: Luminous aqua glaze finish

This elegant barrel-shaped porcelain garden stool features a traditional Chinese cloud motif, enhanced by a beautiful aqua glaze. This eye-catching design serves as a versatile decor accent in any home or apartment, whether placed indoors or outdoors. The water-resistant glaze and strategically placed openings make it suitable for use in the garden, while the flat top allows for stable placement of a drinking glass or small plant.

Designer Advice

Pair this garden stool with other porcelain accessories or vibrant cushions to create a refreshing, Asian-inspired sitting area in your garden or patio.

Deep Blue Ceramic Garden Stool

Deep Blue Ceramic Garden Stool

$154.99 $309

Deep Blue Ceramic Garden Stool

Charlton Home®

$154.99 $309

Description

Perfect For: Versatile indoor and outdoor use

What We Like: Classic cherry blossom pattern

Chic and timeless, this deep blue ceramic garden stool features an elegant cherry blossom pattern, ensuring it never goes out of style. As a functional piece, it can be used as a side table, garden seat, or plant stand both indoors and outdoors. Its spill-proof ceramic glaze finish adds functionality, making it perfect for holding a cool drink or potted plant. The ideal height beside an armchair, it also offers extra seating in a pinch.

Designer Advice

For maximum versatility, keep a couple of these beautiful stools on hand to use as portable drink tables or pull-up seating when entertaining guests, ensuring both style and practicality.

Decorative Ceramic Garden Stool

Decorative Ceramic Garden Stool

$103.99 $159.99

Decorative Ceramic Garden Stool

Claybarn

$103.99 $159.99

Description

Perfect For: Adding a stylish accent to indoor or outdoor spaces

What We Like: The versatile metallic finish and hand-decoration by Chinese artisans

This Decorative Garden Stool effortlessly blends eye-catching style and humble charm with its ceramic composition and metallic finish. The bronze metallic finish transitions to a lustrous colored glaze, exuding both a modern and traditional appeal. Hand-decorated by Chinese artisans, it is an excellent gift idea for occasions like housewarmings, engagements, weddings, or anniversaries. Perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, bring elegance and functionality to any space.

Designer Advice

Place it in your garden, on your patio, or even inside as a versatile accent or side table that showcases its artistic craftsmanship and stunning finish. Just remember, it is hand wash only!

Curved Square Chinese Porcelain Garden Stool

Curved Square Chinese Porcelain Garden Stool

$181 $271.7

Curved Square Chinese Porcelain Garden Stool

Oriental Furniture

$181 $271.7

Description

Perfect For: An elegant and versatile accent piece in any room

What We Like: Classic Ming blue and white floral pattern

Adorn your living space with this curved square Chinese porcelain garden stool, complete with a Ming blue and white classic floral pattern. The pierced double medallions on the sides and flat top serve as a perfect stool, stand, or occasional table. Intended solely for indoor use, this piece can be displayed in pairs as alternative end tables or a unique coffee table, making it a versatile and attractive addition to your home.

Designer Advice

Keep your garden stool in pristine condition by placing it on a matching blue or clear acrylic base. This will prevent scratches and moisture damage while preserving its charming charm.

Ming Dynasty Chinese Garden Stool

Ming Dynasty Chinese Garden Stool

$190 $271.7

Ming Dynasty Chinese Garden Stool

Langley Street®

$190 $271.7

Description

Perfect For: Adding a touch of classic elegance to your indoor space

What We Like: Intricate blue landscape design on a white base

This Ming dynasty-inspired Chinese garden stool is an authentic reproduction crafted from high-quality fine Chinese porcelain. Finished in a gorgeous white color with an intricately detailed blue landscape design, it brings both functionality and classic elegance to any indoor space. With a leveled surface, the stool serves as a charming side table, plant stand, or additional seating option - an ideal choice for those who appreciate refined traditional artistry.

Designer Advice

Place it next to a cozy reading nook or pair it with your favorite armchair for an instant conversation starter. Just remember, use it indoors to maintain its pristine condition.

Hand-painted Chinese Garden Stool

Hand-painted Chinese Garden Stool

$179 $169.99

Hand-painted Chinese Garden Stool

Birch Lane™

$179 $169.99

Description

Perfect For: Adding a touch of culture and class to your living space

What We Like: The delicate blue blossoms and vintage aesthetic

Bring a touch of traditional Chinese elegance to your home with this hand-painted garden stool adorned with delicate blue blossoms. This versatile piece can serve as a unique end table in your living room or on your patio or even as extra seating when needed. The vintage aesthetic and classic appeal make it a timeless piece, perfect for enhancing traditional oriental decor in any space.

Designer Advice

Place this garden stool next to a cozy armchair or sofa with some throw pillows in matching blue hues to create a harmonious and stylish lounging area.

Imperial Scroll Garden Stool

Imperial Scroll Garden Stool

$86.99 $112

Imperial Scroll Garden Stool

Ophelia & Co.

$86.99 $112

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing indoor or outdoor spaces with elegance and style

What We Like: Intricate ancient Chinese palace gate-inspired design

The Imperial Scroll Garden Stool brings artistic charm to your living space with its offbeat design adapted from an ancient Chinese palace gate. Constructed from ceramic, this sturdy and durable stool can be utilized for extra seating or as an end table in various settings. Available in multiple finishes, the stool's classic imperial scroll pattern adds a touch of elegance to any home decor. Ideal for contemporary home settings, this garden stool combines both style and utility seamlessly.

Designer Advice

Pair it with artistic showpieces, photo frames, books, or plants for added visual interest and to create a harmonious space that reflects your personal style.

Drip Garden Stool with Flat Shape

Drip Garden Stool with Flat Shape

$107.99 $169.99

Drip Garden Stool with Flat Shape

Claybarn

$107.99 $169.99

Description

Perfect For: Adding a unique accent to any indoor or outdoor space

What We Like: Hand-decorated by skilled Chinese artisans

This eye-catching Drip Garden Stool showcases a bold contrast design that makes a statement in any setting. Its flat shape is well-suited for mantles or étagères, with striking hand-decorated details crafted by Chinese artisans. A thoughtful gift for various occasions, this stool is suitable for outdoor use as well. To maintain its finish, simply wipe it with a damp cloth and keep it indoors during inclement weather.

Designer Advice

Pair this stool with plants, sculptures, or books to create a visually stunning display on an étagère or mantlepiece, while also ensuring its care through gentle cleaning and regulated temperature.

Stylish Ceramic Garden Stool with Chinoiserie Scene

Stylish Ceramic Garden Stool with Chinoiserie Scene

Stylish Ceramic Garden Stool with Chinoiserie Scene

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing indoor or outdoor spaces with a touch of Asian elegance

What We Like: Its versatile use as a side table or plant holder

This chic ceramic garden stool features an 18th-century Chinese scene on a crisp white backdrop, making it a distinctive and stylish addition to any home. Its corrosion- and stain-resistant construction ensures durability and ease of maintenance, while its versatile design allows it to serve as a plant holder in your yard or a side table in your living room. With its Asian and Zen elements, it effortlessly complements Chinoiserie-inspired and eclectic decor.

Designer Advice

Place it alongside bold and vibrant furnishings or accessories to create a striking contrast, or incorporate it into a serene, zen-inspired space for a harmonious atmosphere.

Barrel-Shaped Ceramic Chinese Stool

Barrel-Shaped Ceramic Chinese Stool

Barrel-Shaped Ceramic Chinese Stool

World Menagerie

Description

Perfect For: Adding a touch of elegance to gardens, indoor rooms, or as versatile home accents

What We Like: The symbolic Chinese guardian lion motif

This barrel-shaped Chinese stool showcases a striking emerald green color adorned with the celebrated Chinese guardian lion motif, also known as the foo dog. Dating back to the Han Dynasty, this durable ceramic stool brings an aura of history and mystique to any setting. Perfect for use in the garden or any indoor room, it functions as a spare seat, side table, or plant stand, offering both form and functionality.

Designer Advice

Accentuate its character with complementing Asian-inspired decorations, like a vibrant silk table runner or elegant porcelain vases filled with bamboo or cherry blossoms.

Square Porcelain Garden Stool with Rose Medallion Art

Square Porcelain Garden Stool with Rose Medallion Art

Square Porcelain Garden Stool with Rose Medallion Art

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing traditional or eclectic interiors as an accent table or plant stand

What We Like: Stunning hand-painted art design and versatile functionality

Featuring a beautiful Rose Medallion art design, this square porcelain garden stool adds a touch of Asian elegance to your space. The vibrant applique center portrays an Asian courtyard scene, surrounded by fruit, floral, and oriental object motifs. Its medium gloss crackle glaze finish gives it a captivating charm. This high-grade Chinese porcelain ceramic stool is not only an eye-catching decorative accent, but also serves perfectly as an accent table, plant stand, or a unique side table.

Designer Advice

Pair this garden stool with a silk vase filled with cherry blossoms for a striking yet cohesive look, or place it alongside a neutral-toned sofa to let the intricate design stand out.

Antique Floral Porcelain Garden Stool

Antique Floral Porcelain Garden Stool

Antique Floral Porcelain Garden Stool

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing outdoor seating or decor in a porch, garden, or yard

What We Like: The beautiful Victorian-style floral design on a barrel-shaped ceramic

This antique floral porcelain garden stool boasts a stylish Chinese design with twisting vines and flowers that are reminiscent of Victorian wallpaper. The medium-gloss white-on-black glaze is weather resistant, making it perfect for outdoor use. Its versatility allows it to function as a seat, side table, plant stand, or accent piece. With raised dots, solid lines, and punched-through medallions, this stool adds both charm and functionality to any space.

Designer Advice

Consider gifting this garden stool for housewarming occasions or use it to amplify the Shabby Elegance style in your outdoor living area.

Koi Fish Ceramic Garden Stool

Koi Fish Ceramic Garden Stool

Koi Fish Ceramic Garden Stool

World Menagerie

Description

Perfect For: Adding an Eastern-inspired touch to any space

What We Like: Versatile use as a seat, table, or decorative accent

This ceramic garden stool features beautiful koi fish and lotus details in blue and white, capturing the essence of peaceful Asian and Zen themes. It's the perfect size to be appreciated on its own or to slide under console tables when not in use. Enhance your indoor or outdoor living areas with this charming, multipurpose piece that reflects Eastern-inspired style.

Designer Advice

Place the stool in a tranquil reading nook or meditation space, accompanied by lush plants and calming elements like a tabletop water fountain or soft lighting to create a serene oasis at home.

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Chinese Garden Stools

Buying Guide

Decorative Chinese garden stools have been gaining popularity in the Western world for the past 40 years. Evolving from the Song Dynasty era from tree stumps and smooth rocks, the exquisite colors and designs make them perfect for indoor or outdoor use. The flat surface on top of a barrel-shaped base provides a nice end table or a durable seat.

Although stools appear artistic in nature, they are versatile in usefulness. Able to bear 200 pounds of weight, materials are substantial.

  • Ceramic - Original imports of Chinese stools began 300 years ago and were made of ceramic. This tradition has continued with hundreds of unique designs. Manufacturing is no longer limited to Eastern countries, but the quality of handmade ceramics remains the same.
  • Wood - Solid chunks of wood that are carved into artistic designs or natural bark that has been treated and finished add a rustic or chic country look inside or out.
  • Metal - Modern decors have brought new dimension to Chinese stools with bronze, stainless steel or pewter as a sophisticated way to present their beauty.
  • Rattan - Woven wicker makes a natural statement in today's eco-friendly home. Not as durable as other materials, this product should be kept indoors with a weight limit of 150 pounds.

Chinese garden stools are available to fit any decor. They come is styles and designs such as?

  • Feng Shui - A simple, yet elegant design that is suited for minimized, modern or contemporary settings.
  • Eastern Culture - White background with blue drawings of Chinese flowers or scenes keeps the traditional mode with oriental or traditional decors.
  • Modern Geometric - Usually made with an open metal base, different designs made with wire and metals create a modern statement.
  • Rustic Wood - Wood is a natural in presenting the simple life without frills.
  • Artistic - Artisans are beginning to add their flair for individual work through ceramics. Painting a scene in their known field can be covered with a high gloss for eternal protection.

The typical size for stools is 17" to 20" tall and 13" to 15" deep. However, there are different sizes to fit almost any space, depending on your desire. Squatted models that sit low to the ground for gardens or tall majestic pairs for entryways can be found for specific uses.

Stools are easy to care for by wiping clean with a dry or damp cloth. Rattan and rough wood should be vacuumed or dusted with a treated feather duster. Shine polished metals to remove fingerprints and grime. Take care not to place ceramics around young children that could accidentally knock over. Although sturdy enough to sit on, they can break if they come into contact with a hard surface.

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Talia Stool

Talia Stool

Sturdy ceramic stool with multi-tone finish in brown and blue, with decorative trim and piercings that enhance its appealing looks. It may be used indoors and outdoors and not only as a stool - it works great as a sidetable or plant pot rack too.

Porcelain garden stool

A wonderful Chinese garden stool of quality ceramic in a bluish tone with charming hand-painted colourful floral designs. A stool has a barrel-like body with small lumps both at the bottom and top parts and metal handles on sides and at the top.

Oriental Furniture Classic Asian Furniture and Unique Gifts, 18-Inch Qing Rosewood Barrel Stool Planter Stand, Rosewood

A charming Asian rustic style stool which can also be used as a planter stand. Its barrel -like openwork body is handmade of rosewood with a dark matte lacquer finish. It has a round top, vertically slatted sides and small feet.

Garden stool blue

This antique Chinese garden stool proves that patchwork design can also be beautiful. Recommended not only for the fans of oriental style, it is a great way to distinguish your indoor and outdoor spaces.

Safavieh Castle Gardens Collection Chinese Dragon Ceramic Garden Stool, Green

Designed of high quality ceramic, this garden stool enhances outdoors as well as indoors with its lovely Chinese dragon design that surrounds the whole piece. The stool is easy to clean, and can also be used as a side table or beautiful decoration.

Chinese garden stools 4

This exotic Asian style garden stool serves diversed applications: it can become a side table as well. Openwork sides sport floral motif that lets the light shine through. Interesting multi-toned blue finish is another feature worth mentioning.

Blue and white kylin chinese porcelain stool china

Blue and white kylin chinese porcelain stool china

An interesting stool that mainly plays a decorative role in the house. It is made of Chinese porcelain so its decorative value is high. Of course it is a solid stool that can be used indoors or outdoors as an additional seat.

Blue And White Kylin Chinese Porcelain Stool China

Blue And White Kylin Chinese Porcelain Stool China

An interesting decoration designed for an outdoor use. This stool is made of Chinese porcelain that is weather resistant and very attractive. Thes kind of stool measures 18 inches high x 12 inches wide x 13 inches long.

Antique Revival Diana Garden Stool, Aqua

Distinctive garden stool tastefully handcrafted from solid wood with no composites. It presents a modern take on Chinese leisure seats design. It is versatile enough to mingle beautifully with many other styles.

Embossed Swirl Garden Stool

Embossed Swirl Garden Stool

Picture-postcard contemporary stool which can serve as a coffee table. It's crafted of quality ceramic with a wonderful glossy gold finish. It's barrel-shaped and features embossed top and bottom parts as well as oval and square cutouts in centre.

Vince brass hexagon garden stool

Vince brass hexagon garden stool

An interesting functional and decorative element that will enhance the decor of many types of rooms. This stool was crafted with a hardwood frame, so its solidity is its most important advantage. Its size (14" diam x 18.5" h) doesn't take too much space in the room.

Oriental Furniture Traditional Asian Decor 18-Inch Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Garden Stool, Round with Floral Design

This is a functional and decorative element created for use in gardens. This stool has got a very solid porcelain construction. Its floral design looks very nice in different stylization. The stool has got a round top.

Blue and white garden stool

Garden stool in oriental style. It is made of ceramic and decorated with sophisticated ornament. Ideal as coffee table or plant stand in the living room, dining room and more.

Pierced Garden Stool

Pierced Garden Stool

It is a garden stool, which is substantially serving two functions. On the one hand, as a stand it has to be practical. You can bet on it, for example a pot. On the other hand, it may also be a decoration, it is very nice and impressive.

Torre & Tagus Shanghai Porcelain Stool Chrome

This stool has got a porcelain construction and chrome finish. It is a fantastic addition to your indoor and outdoor area. Everyone will be impressed how amazing it looks in your home.

Chinese garden stool poppy

Chinese Garden Stool - Poppy

Oriental Furniture Red Porcelain Glaze, 17-Inch Sakura Blossom Garden Stool

This garden stool in barrel form is characterized by high quality make including dark red high luster glaze porcelain construction, antique floral design applied on the surface, and traditional Japanese finish.

Celadon Garden Stool Lotus Pattern in Green

This stylish garden stool is characterized by ceramic construction, and a beautiful green lotus pattern. Designed for both indoors and outdoors, the stool can also be used as a side or coffee table, or decoration stand.

18" Ceramic Garden Stool White

This ceramic garden stool is very elegant and very practical element of garden equipment. His execution and finish makes it a very decorative object. At the same time, it can serve as a stand for flowers.

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