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French Brass Curule Bench
Located in New York, NY
French brass Curule bench. Hollywood Regency.  
Category

Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Brass

  • French Brass Curule Bench
  • French Brass Curule Bench
  • French Brass Curule Bench
  • French Brass Curule Bench
H 21 in. W 38 in. D 16 in.
Pair Neoclassical Giltwood Leopard Velvet Curule Benches
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of beautifully carved 20th century Neoclassical style giltwood curule benches upholstered in leopard velvet with nailhead detail.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Velvet, Giltwood

Pair of Maison Jansen Style Curule Benches
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Maison Jansen style Curule benches with a painted white metal frame and cognac vinyl seats.
Category

Vintage 1980s Benches

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Maison Jansen Style Curule Benches
  • Pair of Maison Jansen Style Curule Benches
  • Pair of Maison Jansen Style Curule Benches
  • Pair of Maison Jansen Style Curule Benches
H 22 in. W 29.5 in. D 17.25 in.
19th Century Rams Head Curule Bench
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
19th century Rams Head curule bench, of typical form with recently upholstered animal print cowhide seat and armrests, raised on four hoof legs. The seat measures 16"x 13", the seat ...
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20th Century European Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Wood, Giltwood, Upholstery

  • 19th Century Rams Head Curule Bench
  • 19th Century Rams Head Curule Bench
  • 19th Century Rams Head Curule Bench
  • 19th Century Rams Head Curule Bench
H 28.5 in. W 25.5 in. D 25.5 in.
Italian Renaissance Style Lion-Head Curule Bench
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Stunning Italian Renaissance style curule bench all original carved wood, including the original curved wood seat. The rim of the seat is 14 1/2" from floor, but the curved wood seat...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Benches

Materials

Wood

Pair of Hollywood Regency Wrought Iron Curule Benches
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish pair of Hollywood Regency wrought iron curule benches made in the neoclassical taste. Featuring an X-form design with scrolled arms and feet. The seats measure 25 inches wide...
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Iron

Italian Carved Curule Bench
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A fanciful vintage bench. It is fashioned with griffin - like heads at each corner. The sharply carved bench terminates with "lion" paw feet. The bench is accented with distressed ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Benches

Materials

Textile, Wood

  • Italian Carved Curule Bench
  • Italian Carved Curule Bench
  • Italian Carved Curule Bench
  • Italian Carved Curule Bench
H 24 in. W 28 in. D 16.5 in.
Pair of Gilded Curule Benches
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Visually stunning. The benches are sumptuously designed and appointed with both silver and gold leaf. They exhibit elements of design from the Roman Empire with rolled arms and bol...
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20th Century American Benches

Materials

Textile, Wood

  • Pair of Gilded Curule Benches
  • Pair of Gilded Curule Benches
  • Pair of Gilded Curule Benches
  • Pair of Gilded Curule Benches
H 26.5 in. W 30.5 in. D 21 in.
Vintage Neo-classical Style Needlepoint Upholstered Curule Bench
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Vintage neoclassical style curule bench covered in multi toned floral needlepoint upholstery and nailheads. Bench, needlepoint bench, ottoman, footstool, floral bench, vintage bench...
Category

20th Century Classical Roman Stools

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Chased Wrought Iron Folding Curule Bench
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Hand-Forged Iron with Stitched Saddle leather makes this Curule Stool a Classic Roman Form! Curule Stools have been re-imagined and embellished since the Romans first introduced this...
Category

Antique 1870s Italian Classical Roman Benches

Materials

Wrought Iron

  • Chased Wrought Iron Folding Curule Bench
  • Chased Wrought Iron Folding Curule Bench
  • Chased Wrought Iron Folding Curule Bench
  • Chased Wrought Iron Folding Curule Bench
H 19 in. W 25 in. D 16.5 in.
Vintage Wrought Iron Curule Bench Scrolling Rusty Metal Bench X - Frame
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Wrought Iron Curule Bench Scrolling Rusty Metal Bench X - Frame. Item features scrolling wrought iron frame, curule x-frame design, rusty finish, great style and form. Circa ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Stools

Materials

Iron

Polished Brass Curule Bench by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic campaign style, curule-form bench has been professionally polished and lacquered and reupholstered in a woven hounds-tooth fabric. Note: The piece is all sol...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Campaign Benches

Materials

Brass

  • Polished Brass Curule Bench by Maison Jansen
  • Polished Brass Curule Bench by Maison Jansen
  • Polished Brass Curule Bench by Maison Jansen
  • Polished Brass Curule Bench by Maison Jansen
H 17.75 in. W 22 in. D 14.50 in.
Regency Era Curule Bench with Carved Lion's Heads
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Regency era bench with carved lion's heads with brass rings in their mouths and carved paw feet. Newly upholstered in a Manuel Canovas striped silk and trimmed in a luxurious caterpi...
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Antique 19th Century English Benches

Painted Walnut Italian 19th Century Curule Bench
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Bench, in Regency style, having a painted finish showing natural wear, its apron carved with evolute scroll, extending to its outswept arms, joined by turned stretcher, decorated wit...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Benches

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Neoclassical Iron and Velvet Curule Bench, France, 1940s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Art Deco bench with a painted wrought iron base and surround, with original white and gilt paint. Royal blue crushed velvet seat.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Benches

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Oval Double Curule Benches, New York, Possibly Duncan Phyfe and Son
By Duncan Phyfe
Located in New York, NY
Pair of oval double Curule benches, circa 1835 New York, possibly Duncan Phyfe and Son Rosewood (secondary woods: ash and poplar), with gilt-brass castors Each, 16 3/8 in. high, 2...
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Antique 1830s American Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Wrought Iron Oak Leaf Motif Curule Benches, Provenance Celine Dion
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of wrought iron oak leaf motif Curule benches, provenance Celine Dion Each one of substantial size and weight, with pierced back rest and woven seats Each bench measures 42" W x...
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20th Century Victorian Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Custom Brass Curule Bench for the Kandell Residence
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Likely one-of-kind solid cast brass stool bench, weighing roughly 75 lbs, that stood at the entrance foyer to the Penthouse apartment at the original Ritz Carlton on Park Ave. South....
Category

Vintage 1950s American Benches

Materials

Brass

Pair of Regency Style Interlocking Curule Benches in Glazed Ivory & Sable Velvet
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Chicago, IL
Restored pair of Regency style benches with fresh ivory lacquer and umber glaze. Seats have been recovered in a sable velvet upholstery. Single button tufted. Unique in that the legs...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Regency Benches

Materials

Velvet, Wood, Lacquer

Dorothy Draper Henredon Hollywood Regency Silver Gilt Wood Curule Bench Pair
Located in Savannah, GA
This stunning pair of solid mahogany with silver gilt curule stools are of Hollywood Regency design and handsomely upholstered in a colorful striped moire. Dorothy Draper Henredon He...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

19th Century Pair of America or European Curule Stools
Located in Lomita, CA
Silk fabric in cerulean blue and egg-shell combines with whimsical trim that accents the deep tone wood of two curule benches in black, a pair in the neoclassical style, ebonized and...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Silk

Curule Style Iron Bench
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Curule style naturally patinated iron bench with curved arms & lattice seat.
Category

20th Century Italian Benches

Materials

Iron

  • Curule Style Iron Bench
  • Curule Style Iron Bench
  • Curule Style Iron Bench
  • Curule Style Iron Bench
H 29.50 in. W 29 in. D 12 in.
Regency Curule Form Window Bench
Located in Westwood, NJ
Regency Curule form window bench with carved acanthus wrapped supports and stenciling.
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Regency Benches

Materials

Wood

  • Regency Curule Form Window Bench
  • Regency Curule Form Window Bench
  • Regency Curule Form Window Bench
  • Regency Curule Form Window Bench
H 25 in. W 44 in. D 16 in.
Midentury Gilt Metal Curule Form Bench
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Midcentury gilt metal Curule form bench with a curved base.
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Benches

Materials

Metal

  • Midentury Gilt Metal Curule Form Bench
  • Midentury Gilt Metal Curule Form Bench
  • Midentury Gilt Metal Curule Form Bench
  • Midentury Gilt Metal Curule Form Bench
H 23.75 in. W 26 in. D 14.75 in.
Pair of Regency Mahogany Curule Form Benches
Located in Essex, MA
Each with bowed cross banded seats with carved bosses on the four outside corners and at end of stretchers , curule form legs with cylindrical stretcher.
Category

Antique 1810s English Regency Benches

Materials

Mahogany

  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Curule Form Benches
  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Curule Form Benches
  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Curule Form Benches
  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Curule Form Benches
H 18.75 in. W 24 in. D 14.5 in.
Vintage Regency Curule Wrought Iron Benches, a Pair
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic vintage pair of wrought iron benches. Beautiful Savonarola Curule style with high rolled sides. Heavy down cushion. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
Category

Late 20th Century North American Regency Benches

Materials

Wrought Iron

20th Century Iron Bench, Curule Shaped Base
Located in New York, NY
20th century iron bench, Curule shaped base, high outward curved arms.
Category

20th Century French Benches

Early 19th Century Italian Curule Walnut Bench
Located in Charleston, SC
Elegant Neoclassical Italian bench, circa 1815, with a curulean frame and coral suede upholstery was made in the early 19th Century. A related example can be found on page 315 in "It...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Italian Hollywood Regency Iron Gold Gilt Curule Vanity Bench
Located in Esperance, NY
Vintage Italian Hollywood Regency iron gold gilt curule vanity bench.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Iron

French 1950s Raw Iron Curule-Form Bench with Incurved Arms
Located in San Francisco, CA
The slatted openwork seat flanked by incurved armrests above a curule form base with scrolling elements, raw iron finish.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Iron

Grained English Regency Style Curule Form Window Seat or Bench
Located in Nashville, TN
Faux grained, probably to resemble a rosewood finish with pronounced scrolls. Drop seat makes for easy covering. The oversized opening and high arms allow for a more commodious seati...
Category

Early 20th Century English Regency Benches

Materials

Wood

Gothic Wrought Iron Curule Scrollwork Distressed Green Bench with Finials
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Gothic wrought iron Curule scrollwork distressed green bench with finials. Item features pointed finials, scrolling frame, lattice seat, wrought iron construction, great styl...
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Gothic Benches

Materials

Wrought Iron

Vintage Hollywood Regency Double Curule X-Frame Settee Savonarola Bench Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Unique vintage Hollywood Regency double Curule X-form Savonarola style bench. Item features a solid walnut carved wood frame, stretcher base, double curved seats, red textured floral...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Vintage French Empire Style Hand-Carved Curule Upholstered X Frame Black Bench
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very attractive early 20th Century hand carved French Neoclassic / Empire Style X-Form Bench with lightly distressed finish, dramatic whimsical form rolled arms, and beautiful hand c...
Category

Vintage 1930s French Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Pair of Burnished Brass Iron Italian Neoclassical Curule Throne Bench Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Remarkable pair of mid-late 20th century heavy iron X-form Curule throne benches in a burnished brass / bronze finish. Each bench weighs approximately 50 pounds and the form is absol...
Category

20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Iron

Vintage Pair Polished Brass Curule X-Frame Regency Maison Jansen Stool Benches
By Maison Jansen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of vintage solid brass x-frame benches stools by Maison Jansen. Recently professionally polished and lacquered and reupholstered.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Brass

Mid 19th Century French Cast Iron Curule Form Tabourets Benches, Pair
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid 19th century French cast iron curule form Tabourets benches - pair This table measures: 15 wide x 14 deep x 17 high This piece is in great vintage condition - Rustic look t...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Modern Benches

Materials

Iron

Italian Curule Gilt Wrought Iron Long Bench Original Silk Fabric Seat Cushion
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful Hollywood Regency gilt wrought iron and steel curule 3-seater Long Bench made in the late 1950, from Italy. Semi circled tubular steel legs in gilt finish and cross woven ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Wrought Iron, Iron

Pair of Burnished Brass Iron Italian Neoclassical Curule Throne Bench Chairs
Located in grand Lancy, CH
This is a wonderful pair of steel chairs with brass rams heads at top and brass hoof feet on legs These chairs are in the style of Maison Jansen and would make a lovely addition to s...
Category

Vintage 1970s European Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Iron

New Black Wrought Iron Curule Bench with Cushion, Savonarola, Throne
Located in Miami, FL
New black wrought iron curule bench with cushion, Savonarola, Throne. Cushion included.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Iron

Steel and Brass Curule Bench
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Matte-finished steel Curule bench with brass mounts, newly upholstered in sueded grey stone-textured hide, French, 1960s. Great natural age patina to metals.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Benches

Materials

Brass, Steel

  • Steel and Brass Curule Bench
  • Steel and Brass Curule Bench
  • Steel and Brass Curule Bench
  • Steel and Brass Curule Bench
H 19 in. W 23 in. D 17.5 in.
Pair of English Regency Curule Benches
Located in Natchez, MS
Pair of English Regency faux bois and gilt Curule benches with cane seats. Later cushions.
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Benches

  • Pair of English Regency Curule Benches
  • Pair of English Regency Curule Benches
  • Pair of English Regency Curule Benches
  • Pair of English Regency Curule Benches
H 22.5 in. W 34 in. D 16.5 in.
Pair of 19th Century Italian Polychrome and Parcel-Gilt Curule Benches
Located in San Francisco, CA
A sophisticated pair of 19th century Italian polychrome and parcel-gilt curule benches, now upholstered in Fortuny fabric.
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Benches

19th Century Swedish Gustavian Curule Form Bench
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Gustavian style painted Curule bench, hand-carved spindle side rails, seat rail carvings with wonderful decorative classical details, circa 1890-1900. Beautifully shaped X-base and t...
Category

Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Benches

Materials

Wood

Lee Calicchio Ltd. Mahogany Curule Shaped Bench
By Lee Calicchio Ltd.
Located in New York, NY
Lee Calicchio Ltd. made to order mahogany curule shaped bench, upholstered saddle seat.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Benches

  • Lee Calicchio Ltd. Mahogany Curule Shaped Bench
  • Lee Calicchio Ltd. Mahogany Curule Shaped Bench
  • Lee Calicchio Ltd. Mahogany Curule Shaped Bench
  • Lee Calicchio Ltd. Mahogany Curule Shaped Bench
H 19.25 in. W 21.75 in. D 16 in.
Bench or Ottoman with Curule Legs in Mahogany by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in New York, NY
Bench or ottoman by Frits Henningsen (1889-1965), with Curule legs terminating in acorn feet, in solid carved Cuban mahogany, recently reupholstered with ivory and black checkered pa...
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Art Deco Benches

Materials

Mahogany

Baltic Rosewood Curule Tabouret
Located in Woodbury, CT
A Baltic, likely Russian, parcel-gilt decorated rosewood window seat; in neoclassical Etruscan Curule form. parcel-gilt paw feet, foliate stretcher trim, plaques, and fluting. Comfor...
Category

Antique 19th Century Russian Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Rosewood

  • Baltic Rosewood Curule Tabouret
  • Baltic Rosewood Curule Tabouret
  • Baltic Rosewood Curule Tabouret
  • Baltic Rosewood Curule Tabouret
H 29 in. W 28 in. D 19 in.
Classical Form Fruitwood Curule Stool Bench Greek Key Carved Apron
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Very distinctive Greek classical style fruitwood stool bench, having a crown seat, with nailhead trim, apron carved with Greek key style Meander, on curved, X-form legs, centered by ...
Category

20th Century Classical Greek Stools

Materials

Fruitwood

Mahogany Curule Bench
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa early 20th century Mahogany curule bench.
Category

Early 20th Century Rococo Benches

Materials

Mahogany

  • Mahogany Curule Bench
  • Mahogany Curule Bench
  • Mahogany Curule Bench
  • Mahogany Curule Bench
H 18.5 in. W 22 in. D 17 in.
Curule Bench
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic curule bench was custom made and acquired from a Palm Beach estate. The (new upholstery 05/01/2019) woven textured fabric is in colors of black, grey and white ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Curule Bench
  • Curule Bench
  • Curule Bench
  • Curule Bench
H 25.50 in. W 34.50 in. D 20.50 in.
Carved Venetian Curule Bench
Located in New York, NY
Carved Venetian Curule Bench
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Benches

  • Carved Venetian Curule Bench
  • Carved Venetian Curule Bench
  • Carved Venetian Curule Bench
  • Carved Venetian Curule Bench
H 18 in. W 20 in. D 16 in.
Regency Curule Bench
Located in New York, NY
Regency style cross-framed or Curule, bench with fruitwood frame appointed with parcel gilt medallions and paw feet. The seat upholstered with vintage French faux leopard print fabric.
Category

20th Century English Benches

  • Regency Curule Bench
  • Regency Curule Bench
  • Regency Curule Bench
  • Regency Curule Bench
H 18 in. W 18.5 in. D 17 in.
Regency Style Curule Bench
Located in Stamford, CT
English Regency style mahogany Curule bench with custom upholstery, circa 1900.
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Regency Benches

Materials

Mahogany

  • Regency Style Curule Bench
  • Regency Style Curule Bench
  • Regency Style Curule Bench
  • Regency Style Curule Bench
H 17 in. W 20 in. D 15 in.
Pair of Curule Benches
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of curule benches with black legs and gold leaf highlights. Newly upholstered in chenille fabric with woven zebra design.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Curule Benches
  • Pair of Curule Benches
  • Pair of Curule Benches
  • Pair of Curule Benches
H 19.50 in. W 19.50 in. D 13.00 in.
Pair French 40's Curule Benches
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional of French 40's Curule Benches
Category

Vintage 1940s French Benches

  • Pair French 40's Curule Benches
  • Pair French 40's Curule Benches
  • Pair French 40's Curule Benches
  • Pair French 40's Curule Benches
H 19 in. W 18.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Pair of French Empire Curule Benches
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Empire Curule benches in walnut.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Empire Benches

Materials

Walnut

  • Pair of French Empire Curule Benches
  • Pair of French Empire Curule Benches
  • Pair of French Empire Curule Benches
  • Pair of French Empire Curule Benches
H 20 in. W 19 in. D 15 in.
Pair of Art Deco Curule Benches
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of French Art Deco period curule benches in ebonized and French polished walnut, with brass stretchers and feet, recently reupholstered in a blue velvet blend. Elegant and timel...
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Benches

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Art Deco Curule Benches
  • Pair of Art Deco Curule Benches
  • Pair of Art Deco Curule Benches
  • Pair of Art Deco Curule Benches
H 18 in. W 17.75 in. D 12.75 in.
Pair of Greek Key Motif Curule Bench
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Greek key motif curule bench Each bench measures 31.5" x 19" x 19.5".
Category

Antique 19th Century Benches

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Greek Key Motif Curule Bench
  • Pair of Greek Key Motif Curule Bench
  • Pair of Greek Key Motif Curule Bench
  • Pair of Greek Key Motif Curule Bench
H 19.5 in. W 19 in. D 31 in.
Spanish Baroque Curule Bench or Stool
Located in New Orleans, LA
Bronze and wrought iron curule bench, 17th century Spanish Baroque. Features inset seals to stile finials. Beautifully patinated brass atop stile finials featuring inset seals. Feet ...
Category

Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Benches

Materials

Brass, Iron

  • Spanish Baroque Curule Bench or Stool
  • Spanish Baroque Curule Bench or Stool
  • Spanish Baroque Curule Bench or Stool
  • Spanish Baroque Curule Bench or Stool
H 34.75 in. W 26.5 in. D 19 in.
Louis Philippe Carved Walnut Curule Bench, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Louis Philippe carved walnut Curule bench, 19th century, square molded frame fitted with boxed cushion, foliate X-form legs, scroll feet.  
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Benches

Materials

Walnut

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Curule Bench For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the curule bench you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, fabric and metal, every curule bench was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a curule bench, we have 189 options in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer curule bench, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right curule bench, those designed in Neoclassical, Regency and Hollywood Regency styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one curule bench that is appealing in its simplicity, but Jay Spectre, Karges Furniture and Baker Furniture Company produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Curule Bench?

The average selling price for a curule bench at 1stDibs is $2,437, while they’re typically $10 on the low end and $45,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Benches for You

Don’t underestimate a good bench — antique and vintage benches are storage pieces, stylish accents and statement-making additional seating.

Today, benches are a great option to maximize seating in your house and outdoor space. The perfect option to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere in foyers and entryways, benches can also transform dining areas, making it possible to host a hungry family with limited space. Whether you’re sprucing up your entertaining with upholstered Empire-style benches or adding more options to a dining room that’s seen a farmhouse makeover, this humble furnishing has only become more versatile over the years. Designers have recognized the demand for a good bench, crafting the convenient seating alternative from a range of materials, including wood, iron and even concrete.

Mid-century modern benches from George Nakashima, Charlotte Perriand and the pared-down Platform bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller are classics of innovation, but maybe you’re looking for an unconventional design approach to your home's seating. Opt for something totally outside the box — an antique pine church-pew bench paired with a vintage wool throw and stationed under the mounted coatrack in your mudroom is a distinctive touch.

For your outdoor oasis, a wrought-iron patio bench is the obvious choice but not the only option. An enclosed back patio would do well to inherit a rattan bench with cushions, but it can be susceptible to weathering and should be covered or moved indoors when not in use.

Whatever your seating arrangement needs are, find vintage, new and antique benches for every space on 1stDibs.