1) Often combined with ‘form’ and ‘stool’, both of them low.
1453 j bofetstole, Ripon
1509 on cobbord wyth a boffit stoyll and a forom, York
1567 two buffett fowremes and fowre buffett stooles, Fixby
1668 3 litle buffits, Selby
1704 One Chaire two Little bufits, Lepton. Buffet remains in regular use for a stool.