I must confess there was a small part of me that was delighted when my dressing table stool finally crippled under my weight and sank sadly to the floor last month. I had long had my eye on its more glamorous replacement. Practical? Not really. But this cushioned velvet and gold number has a certain vintage glamour that’s irresistible. It’s from eBay, which I’m not great with, so there’s the added bonus of feeling like you’ve won when you get the privilege of purchasing it. This one has long gone, sadly, but there’s similar here.