Chinese garden stools have become decor classics, in large part because of their versatility: They can serve as tables, stools, display pieces, and sculptural accents. This handcrafted, hand-painted variation is lower and wider than the more common barrel-shape stool, but it features the same luminous glaze. It's almost a Western tradition to be lured by the mysteries and legends of the East. Legend of Asia, founded in Beijing, is happy to participate. With exceptionally high-quality Asian-influenced furniture and antique reproductions, the company has succeeded in fusing the time-honored beauty of traditional Asian art with modern lifestyles. Its garden stools--wonderfully versatile as seats, end tables, or display surfaces--have been made by hand to exacting standards by artisans in the Far East.